Cape Town – Cuba is fast becoming one of the most sought-after travel destinations for travellers across the globe.

The recent passing of the island revolutionary leader Fidel Casto highlighted, even more, the multi-dimensional experience Cuba offers as a travel destination. And following the historic rapprochement between the communist island and the US last year, tourism to the Caribbean island nation has spiked.

So why is this relevant to South African travellers, you may ask? Well, South Africans who are intrigued by Cuban culture will soon be able to connect to the Cuban capital of Havana with new flights launched by Turkish Airlines.

South Africans can fly from Cape Town, Johannesburg and Durban to Havana via Istanbul. From Havana, the flight will carry on to Caracas, Venezuela, before returning to the Turkish Airlines hub Istanbul.

Already flying to 15 destinations in North and South America, Turkish Airlines’ recent additions to its impressive flight network bring the total number of destinations that “Europe’s Best Airline” serves to 295 worldwide.

In South Africa, Turkish Airlines flies to all three of the country’s major airport hubs, OR Tambo, King Shaka and Cape Town International.

The service to Havana-Caracas will connect travellers more than 20 wonderful city-destinations around the world such as Paris, London, Madrid, Rome, Milan, Moscow, Barcelona, Beirut, Guangzhou, Madeira, Lisbon, Porto, Frankfurt, Tenerife, Shanghai, Hong Kong, Beijing, Zurich, Amsterdam, Munich, Copenhagen, Lyon, Berlin and Vienna.

This article was first published Traveller24 on 5 December 2016.