TTT: More on travel to Cuba
MSNBC recently published this article: Traveling in a post-Fidel Castro Cuba. Fun stats from the article: About 65,000 Americans legally visited Cuba in 2006; an estimated 150,000 American tourists visit Cuba illegally each year; an estimated 3-5 million American tourists would be likely to visit Cuba in the first year following a lifting of the travel ban.
Travel tip for this Tuesday: Christopher Elliot, the author of the article, advises that Americans take some time before rushing to Cuba whenever the ban does get lifted to give Cuba time to prepare to host large numbers of visitors. Right now Cuba is only prepared for a few million visitors from Canada and Europe. Adding several million Americans to the equation will be unpleasant until Cuba has a chance to play catch-up.