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HAVANA, Cuba, May 6 (acn) Cuba announced the opening of 127 projects among its opportunities for foreign investment in its tourist sector during the current FitCuba International Tourism Fair.The Business Director of the Cuban Tourism Ministry, Jose Daniel Alonso, announced at the event that 25 of those projects aim at building new hotels, another 97 initiatives include hotel management with or without foreign financial back-up and five for the management of marinas.
Foto: Jose M. Correa
An attractive portfolio for a strategic sector, with a variety of development opportunities, Cuba’s tourism industry continues to be an appealing investment option.
As part of FITCuba 2016, the latest version of the island’s portfolio of tourist sector investment opportunities was presented May 5, by José Daniel Alonso, the Ministry of Tourism’s (Mintur) business director, in the Cabaña Fortress’ Ambrosio Hall.
After describing Cuba’s qualities as a tourist destination, the director highlighted that tourists enjoy the island’s atmosphere of security, the human warmth and hospitality of the people, as well as Cuba’s wealth of socio-cultural, historical and patrimonial options – with ten World Heritage Sites and 257 National Monuments dispersed across the island.
Raising the quality of tourist offers, designing new and improved products, exploiting modern technologies and perfecting promotion and publicity campaigns, are some of the most pressing priorities for the sector, the Mintur official noted. Alonso also stated that promoting cultural tourism, scuba diving and nautical activities, accommodation facilities linked to golf courses and tour packages related to health, nature, and excursions, are also important aims for the industry.
On March 22, 2016, U.S. cruise company “Carnival” signed contracts with Cuban enterprises to begin operations between the U.S. and Cuba beginning in May this year.
Previously, on February 16, an agreement to establish regular flights between Cuba and the United States was signed.
As reported in an article published by Granma on October 16, 2012, regarding the updating of migration policy and the need to adjust to the conditions of the present and the foreseeable future, in addition to the measures that came into effect on January 14, 2013, it was noted that other measures would gradually be adopted in this area.
HAVANA – Beer production in Cuba is far from meeting the country’s growing demand in stores, inns and hotels, due to the large increase in tourism, a demand that can only be met by building a new brewery, the island’s producers said.
The current demand for beer is beyond the capacity of Cuba’s existing breweries, which have signed contracts for more than 33 million cases at the Business Fair being held this week in Havana, considerably more than their current production capability will allow, local media said Friday.
News flashes following President Obama’s trip to Cuba touted Starwood’s inking of 3 hotels to manage in Cuba, with Marriott in pursuit. They will go to Cuba and set up the least Cuban accommodations in the market. If you want a nice beach vacation, other Caribbean destinations have them and are leagues ahead of Cuba.