UPDATED: December 28, 2010
I heard a little blip on the BBC News last night that mentioned possible changes in US law in 2011 that would open up American tourism to Cuba. A little research online doesn’t reveal any more details about the BBC story, but Cuba says it’s ready to manage a sudden influx of 1 million American tourists if the U.S. Congress lifts its 47-year ban on travel to the Communist island.
As we said in our original article below, we’re happy that Cubans will have a chance to progress, but we’re concerned about what American tourism to Cuba could mean for our tourist industry.
“The threat that Cuba presents to our tourism industry cannot be overstated.”
Original BFP article first published April 5, 2009…
WASHINGTON — President Barack Obama plans to lift longstanding U.S. restrictions on Cuba, a senior administration official said, allowing Cuban-Americans to visit families there as often as they like and to send them unlimited funds…
… from the Wall Street Journal article US to lift some Cuba travel curbs
Welcome To The Next Cuban Revolution!
Unlimited funds and unlimited travel by Cuban-Americans visiting their families in Cuba.
That is all it will take to start the next Cuban revolution: an economic revolution that will eventually see Cuba developed into the Caribbean’s largest vacation and retirement destination. Continue reading