Survey finds 70% of U.S. travelers not likely to travel to CubaStaff writer ▼ | April 14, 2016
A survey by a top travel insurer found that despite interest in Cuba as a destination, 70% of travelers are currently unlikely to visit Cuba.
Surprising results American have safety concerns about Cuba
The survey, conducted by Allianz Global Assistance during President Barack Obama’s recent visit to Cuba, found that 42% of Americans would like to visit Cuba and that the easing of travel restrictions made 35% more interested in the prospect of legally traveling to the country.
Obstacles cited by the 70% who said they were not likely to visit included safety concerns (44%), fear of a communist government (15%), a lack of information on Cuba travel experiences (18%), substandard travel infrastructure (12%), poor Internet/mobile connectivity (7%) or a lack of appropriate healthcare facilities (6%).
The Allianz survey said that of the factors that would attract them to travel to Cuba, 33% said that beach resorts would make them more interested.
That is well ahead of Cuba’s cultural attractions (24%), the Cuban people (12%), Cuban food and rum (11%), classic 1950s American cars (9%), Cuban cigars (5%) and family and friends (5%).
Allianz said 15% of those surveyed said having travel insurance would make them more interested in traveling to Cuba. ■