Friday, March 26, 2010

Cuba Open to US Hotel Management

Cuba Open to US Hotel Management
March 26, 2010
By Circles Robinson

HAVANA TIMES, March 26 — The Cuban government puts "no restrictions for
foreign hotel chains, including from the United States, from
administering a hotel" on the island, said tourism minister Manuel
Marrero on Thursday.

The official made the statement to the press in Cancun, Mexico where he
is attending a gathering of representatives from the US and Cuban
tourist industries.

Currently, the half century US economic blockade on Cuba forbids US
companies from investing on the island.

Likewise, ordinary US citizens are prohibited by their government from
visiting Cuba without special US Treasury Dept. permission. Bills to
lift the travel ban are presently in committee in both chambers of Congress.

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