Will Less Tourism Mean Big Problems for Cuba’s Economy?
Tourism to Cuba is expected to drop 8.5 percent this year in the wake of tighter U.S. travel restrictions to the Caribbean island, the Cuban government said in July. What are the most influential factors driving the drop in tourism? How likely is travel from the United States to be replaced by visitors from other countries? How important is the tourism sector to Cuba’s economic performance, and what can the government do to offset expected losses? Cuba Study Group Chairman Carlos Saladrigas shared his perspective with the Inter-American Dialogue’s Latin America Advisor.
(Originally published in the July 25, 2019 edition of the Inter-American Dialogue’s daily Latin America Advisor. Click on the link below to read the full article.)VIEW ORIGINAL ARTICLE