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Posted January 10, 2005 by Dana Garrett in Business In Cuba

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The Associated Press

Tourism to Cuba increased 8 percent in 2004 compared with 2003, despite new U.S. restrictions sharply cutting back on how many Americans visit the island.

More than 2 million tourists visited the Caribbean island, the largest number ever, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero announced.

Last year, about 1.9 million foreigners visited Cuba. Canadians top the list of tourists, followed by Europeans, primarily from Italy, France, Germany and Spain.

Marrero told reporters tourism now represents 41 percent of Cuba’s foreign exchange income—a leap from just 4 percent in 1990.

Few of those now visiting Cuba come from the United States.

By mid-September, visits to the island, primarily by Cuban-Americans, had dropped 25 percent since the United States implemented new travel restrictions June 30 cutting the number of authorized family visits to Cuba from once a year to once every three years.

  1. Follow up post #1 added on January 11, 2005 by alejendro with 10 total posts

    Don’t the Americans realize that with even less of them there now more and more people want to go there!!

  2. Follow up post #2 added on February 06, 2005 by sboltonuk with 6 total posts

    People in Europe will be quite happy to go to Cuba in preference to Florida, and it shows that 46 years of propaganda have failed to convince some US citizens they should not go to Cuba. Why otherwise pass laws in the land of the free the home of the brave as to where you can and cannot go on holiday ?

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