Cuba has adopted a series of measures to improve the tourism industry’s competitive position in the Caribbean and reverse a two-year slide in visitors, state-media has reported.
“Today the ministry is working on new investments and repairing hotels of historic interest in the cities,” Minister Manuel Marrero toldparliament deputies on Tuesday, the Communist Party newspaper Granma reported.
“Another main objective ... is to add new services and make our offer more competitive in general,” he said.
Landing fees were recently reduced 20 per cent at airports and jet fuel set at market prices to bring the communist-run island in line with other Caribbean destinations.
To reduce theft, local carrier Cubana Airlines is plastic wrapping all luggage, with the service optional for other airlines.
“Better late than never. We suggested the measures two years ago,” one foreign tour operator said of the changes.
But package and hotel rates…
This is a worthwhile read for those of you interested in the travel industry in Cuba. The article comments on the current state of tourism and where it fits in as a source of revenue for Cuba.
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