In the wake of the Trump Administration’s decision to ban people-to-people travel to Cuba, OASIS Travel Network reports that it expects an uptick in travel to Puerto Rico and Mexico as travel advisors steer clients to alternate destinations.
“We were heartbroken to learn of the government’s recent decision, not only because it’s disappointing for our clients who had pre-existing Cuba travel plans, but because we know firsthand what a wonderfully enriching, cultural destination Cuba is – as well as how much the people of Cuba need the support that tourism brings,” said Kelly Bergin, president of OASIS Travel Network, in a written statement. “As we work with our clients to adjust their future travel plans, our travel specialists are recommending destinations like Puerto Rico and Mexico, both of which have a rich history and vibrant culture.”
According to OASIS, Puerto Rico and Mexico will especially benefit from cruise lines, which must now adjust their itineraries to call at alternate destinations, since they are no longer permitted to stop at Cuba.
OASIS says that its advisors are recommending Puerto Rico for scenic San Juan, whose colonial old town is a UNESCO World Heritage Site. The island is also eager to welcome tourists again following its recovery from the devastating hurricane season of 2017.
OASIS says its advisors are also steering clients to Mexico’s beach resorts in Cancun, as well as its Mayan ruins and its famous underwater museum.