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Global travel search engine Skyscanner places Cuba among interesting destinations for 2016
Recently Travelzoo, a global Internet media company focused on the travel industry, listed Cuba among the five destinations that provides the best economic options for 2016. Now, the known global search engine Skyscanner has put the island between travel alternatives to consider next year and whose popularity has grown faster in recent months.
Skyscanner, which has a global reach and compares prices for flights, hotels and car rentals in dozens of languages, has published its predictions for the travel industry for 2016,
based on the analysis of millions of searches for flights on its website during the past three years and research by experts of the company.
In the report, the top five destinations of interest in fashion or Looking to year ahead are Ponta Delgada, Azores (an increase of 63% in the interest of travelers, according Skyscanner searches over the past three years ); Havana, Cuba (33%); Tokyo, Japan (25%); Copenhagen, Denmark (21%), and Sal Island, Cape Verde (14%).
In the case of Havana Skyscanner notes that “there could be more flights from United States and even American hotel chains approaching Cuba in 2016 if more restrictions are lifted. Many are booking to visit and live the Cuban experience before the country receives more travelers and thereby change and have higher prices.
Cat McGloin, Skyscanner travel editor, said, “With 50 million searches from around the world on our website every month, our data provide a very strong vision of travel trends.”
The comparison engine world travel Skyscanner has offices in Edinburgh, Singapore, Beijing, Shenzhen, Miami, Barcelona, Glasgow, London, Sofia and Budapest. Their website receives over 50 million unique visitors each month to search and compare prices for flights, rental cars and hotels in over 30 different languages.
Cuba, which receives three million international visitors last year for the first time in its history, 2015 lived in a rapid and sustained increase in arrivals and reached in mid-November the total number of tourists from around 2014, so estimates suggest that this year close with a number on the order of 3.5 million visits.