Expedia Inc. has begun selling Cuba hotel rooms on its branded sites, including Expedia.com, Orbitz, Hotels.com and Travelocity.
"We have been working around the clock with Cuban hoteliers to offer this destination to our global consumers, with the added convenience of online booking through a trusted travel partner," said Demetrius Canton, Expedia's director of market management for the Caribbean.
Expedia.com lists 482 hotels in Cuba in 12 cities, with Havana topping the list with 123, ranging from apartments and guest houses to private residences, villas, inns and hotels in price ranges from $75 to more than $300 per room. A random search showed many selections sold out for much of June into early July.
Cuba received more than 4 million visitors in 2016, up 6% over 2015, according to the Cuban Tourism Ministry. Of that total, U.S. visitors accounted for more than 614,000, a 34% jump.
As of May 3, the country had already recorded 2 million visitors.
Cuba's goal is 10 million annual visitors by 2030.