U.S. citizens can officially travel to Cuba using Airbnb, the company announced today.
Airbnb has seen a 70% increase in searches for Cuban listings from U.S. users since December 2014, when President Obama announced eased travel restrictions to Cuba.
More than 1,000 “casa particulares” — or traditional Cuban homes — have been added as Airbnb listings this morning. Not all of them have full internet access, but Airbnb hosting partners will be helping hosts to manage their bookings online.
At the moment, Airbnb’s Cuban service is only available to U.S. citizens.
We stumbled upon a gorgeous bed & breakfast in Havana, now available for Americans to rent. It’s just one example of the authentically Cuban experiences travellers can now get by booking a vacation through Airbnb.