Above: Holguin, Cuba (Photo: Cuba Travel Services)
By the Cuba Journal staff
Travel by Americans to Cuba has risen by 36 percent, according to a new report by the Associated Press.
The rise came in the first quarter of 2015, with data provided by a University of Havana professor.
That represented a total of 51,458 Americans, compared to 37,459 in the first three months of 2014, according to the AP report.
That came as the country saw a 14 percent overall rise in tourism arrivals, according to data provided to the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
Travel to Cuba purely for tourism remains prohibited, although Americans can travel to the Caribbean island for any of 12 approved categories, from people-to-people tours to journalistic endeavours.