New service arrives on the heels of Obama administration’s new regulations aimed to help Americans face fewer obstacles in traveling to Cuba
Calabasas, CA (Feb. #, 2015) – For people in need of getting to Cuba, CheapAir.com is once again pushing the boundaries of digital travel planning.
CheapAir.com today announced it is has become the first online travel agency to enable U.S. travelers to book flights between the U.S. and Cuba.
Earlier this year, President Obama announced new regulations that ease the U.S.’s longtime travel ban to Cuba, making it easier for Americans to travel to the Caribbean nation. Under the new law, Americans must travel for an approved reason, including professional, educational and government purposes, but they no longer need to obtain a government license.
“Since the rule change, we have seen a surge in search volumes for travel to Cuba.” said Jeff Klee, CEO of CheapAir.com. “Arranging flights to Cuba is a little complicated, but it’s the kind of thing we’re good at and our technology platform is flexible enough to make it possible. Our team did a great job building it out in just a few weeks’ time.”
CheapAir is booking flights to Havana, the Cuban capital, from all cities in the United States.
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Headquartered in Calabasas, CA, CheapAir and its team of 90 travel enthusiasts use cutting edge technology, a boatload of airfare data, and superior customer service to make it easier and less stressful to buy affordable airline tickets. Our proprietary airfare shopping engine uses a patented algorithm that scours the web for the lowest prices on the planet. We show fares and flight options in a simple, easy to navigate display that includes which flights have which inflight amenities. For expert travel advice, deals and inspiration connect with CheapAir on Facebook , CheapAir on Google+ and CheapAir on Twitter.
CEO Jeff Klee started CheapAir in 1989 from his college dorm room after getting a crash course in the airline industry trying to plan a backpacking trip through Europe on a student’s budget. CheapAir.com still takes a creative approach to fare finding and, along with its sister company, Amtrav for Business Travelers, has helped over three million people buy plane tickets with confidence.