Stonegate Bank Offers Debit Card for Cuba Travelers

According to a report in the Miami Herald, Stonegate Bank has announced plans to offer its customers the use of a debit card while traveling in Cuba. There will about 10,000 outlets in Cuba including hotels and restaurants capable of processing transactions with Stonegate’s debit card.  Only Stonegate’s debit card (a Mastercard) will function in … Read more

The Best Hotel in Havana (2015)

The Best Hotel in Havana (2015)

There are several upscale hotels in Havana, and more are on the way as Havana slowly transforms into an upscale destination. Our experience at Hotel Saratoga convinced us of this hotel’s superiority based on the things that travelers value most in Havana including a good Internet connection, comfort and aesthetics. Its ideal location is also … Read more

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Travel To Cuba

New Poll Shows Overwhelming Support For Travel To Cuba

by Cuba Journal Staff A new poll by University of South Florida (Sarasota-Manatee) researchers shows that Americans overwhelmingly support the idea of traveling to Cuba for tourism. The poll shows 91 percent of respondents support lifting travel restrictions to Cuba and a slightly higher margin say the Cuban embargo should end. Another remarkable finding is … Read more

Engage Cuba Coalition Challenges Legislative Roadblocks

Engage Cuba Coalition Challenges Legislative Roadblocks

By Cuba Journal Staff Engage Cuba is an independent public policy organization dedicated to mobilizing American businesses, non-profit groups and concerned citizens in support of the the ongoing U.S.‐Cuba normalization process and enacting legislation to reform U.S. travel and trade restrictions with Cuba. Despite its short life, the organization has acquired an impressive membership roster.  To … Read more

US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

US House of Representatives Votes to Maintain Cuba Travel Restrictions

By the Cuba Journal staff The United States House of Representatives has voted to retain restrictions on travel to Cuba by US citizens. The House voted 247-176 to retain the restrictions, which was included in a bill involving transportation funding. According to a report in the Telegraph, the provision “would block new rules issued in … Read more