Orbitz gets on campaign trail to open travel to Cuba for Americans
As President Obama's administration considers lifting the ban on travel to Cuba for Americans (this poll on The Times' "Opinion L.A." blog shows sentiment leaning toward lifting the ban), travel companies have started to get on board.
"Orbitz believes that Americans should have the freedom to travel the world, because our journeys lead to cross cultural understanding and stronger ties between citizens of all nations. The beaches of Cuba were once a premier Caribbean tourism destination for Americans, and they can be once again!"
The company and IPSOS carried out a survey on American views on the issue and report that 67% of Americans favor allowing Americans to travel to Cuba, and that 72% feel that expanding U.S. travel to Cuba would positively impact the lives of the Cuban people.