With travel to Cuba super-hot these days, Airbnb now features more than 1,000 listings for travelers who want to stay in someone's home when they visit the island nation, the company announced Thursday.
President Obama in January eased the rules for Americans who want to travel to Cuba, touching off a wave of tourism interest in the now easier-to-travel-to country.
Airbnb has capitalized on an existing network of "casas particulares," entrepreneurial homeowners who have opened their houses to visitors for years, it said.
About 40% of Airbnb listings cover Havana; I checked and found rooms available for as low as $25 a night. The rest of the listings include other parts of the island such as Matanzas, Cienfuegos and Santa Clara.
Airbnb is the latest company in the rush-to-Cuba crowd.