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Viva Cuba: Our Favorite Responses from The Inaugural TravelPulse #TPOT

Features & Advice | Barry Kaufman | May 19, 2016

Viva Cuba: Our Favorite Responses from The Inaugural TravelPulse #TPOT

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The inaugural TravelPulse on Twitter chat was held May 9, with some of the biggest names in travel chiming in to share their experiences, their thoughts and their predictions on travel to Cuba. We are immensely grateful to the many suppliers, experts and participants who joined us for the first of many #TPOT chats; if nothing else, for adding so much to our vision board. You can see some of our favorite photos from the event here.

We had a few questions for our experts throughout the chat, and their answers offered enlightenment across the board on this fascinating new destination for the American traveler. We've gathered a few of our favorite answers below. Check them out, then be sure to follow @TravelPulse on Twitter for updates on our next #TPOT chat.

Q1: Why Cuba? What makes it the place we all want to see right now?

Q2: What is the biggest misconception currently about traveling to #Cuba?

Q3: What’s one thing you wish you knew before traveling to #Cuba that you pass on to travelers? #TPOT

Q4: What’s the coolest thing you saw in #Cuba? (please share photos and videos!) #TPOT

Q5: What are some genuine experiences still to be had that show off authentic #Cuba "before it changes"? #TPOT

Q6: We’ve heard about #Cuba's limited infrastructure. What are you seeing? How does that impact travelers today? #TPOT

Q7: What was your favorite cultural find while in #Cuba? (art, music, theatre, sports) #TPOT

Q8. What’s your best pro tip on the best off-the-beaten path places to see in and outside of Havana? #TPOT #Cuba

Q9: What was your favorite meal while in #Cuba? (sorry East Coasters if photos make you hungry before lunch!) #TPOT

Q10: What’s next for #Cuba? What does #Cuba need to do to accommodate the larger demand? #TPOT

BONUS: What's the one thing we could pack that Cubans want to trade the most with U.S. travelers?

TravelPulse Senior Editor Michael Isenbek contributed to this report.

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