Cuba wants foreign investment in its tourist sector


HAVANA, Cuba – Cuba announced the launch of 127 projects among its opportunities for foreign investment in its tourist sector during the current FitCuba International Tourism Fair.

The business director of the Cuban tourism ministry, Jose Daniel Alonso, announced at the event that 25 of those projects are aimed at building new hotels; another 97 initiatives include hotel management with or without foreign financial backing, and five for the management of marinas.

The official said that, as of December 2015, Cuba offered 65,676 hotel rooms, while another 108,000 rooms will be built between this year and 2030. He added that the tourism ministry emphasises the construction of what is known as ecologic hotels, and new products linked to nature and health tourism.