TripAdvisor has received a license to sell
travel services to Cuba.
The license, granted by the U.S. Treasury
Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control, enables TripAdvisor "to
promote educational and cultural engagement between global travellers and the
TripAdvisor, like all other travel sellers
in the U.S., can only facilitate Cuba travel that falls under one 12 approved
reasons, which include educational activities, family visits and humanitarian
Under the license received, TripAdvisor can
facilitate Cuba bookings through its instant booking platform for hotels, hotel
price comparison search, flights, display advertising, cultural tours and
attractions, and short-term rentals.
TripAdvisor said it expects to start
selling Cuba within the next few months.