The State Department is warning U.S. travelers to “exercise increased caution in the Bahamas due to crime.” Burglaries, armed robberies and sexual assaults are common, State Department says in warning.
A crew member on Princess Cruises’ Caribbean Princess got something stuck in his throat. Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater MH-60 Jayhawk helicopter crew transported him by medevac to Nassau’s Doctors’ Hospital.
Seven months since several islands in the eastern Caribbean were hit by Hurricanes Irma and Maria, many tourism offerings are back online. Local leaders hope the restoration of tourism infrastructure will pump much-needed dollars into the recovery effort.
Alaska Airlines plans to drop its Los Angeles-Havana route and American Airlines’ last flight from Miami to Cienfuegos will be Jan. 8, 2018. Travel to Cuba through Miami International Airport is still ahead of last year.
Some leaders in the Caribbean say that Cuba’s tourism growth is an opportunity to promote growth for the entire region. Countries in the region, they say, should market and develop tourism opportunities together.
While several U.S. airlines have cut flights to Cuba citing weak demand, American Airlines, JetBlue Airways and Delta Airlines are bucking the trend and investing in more service to Havana. In the last week, all three have applied for additional daily routes to the Cuban capital.