Cuban tourism surges as rest of Caribbean stalls

| 09/12/2008

(AP): Cuba’s vacation industry has remained as hot as the tropical sun here, even as the world economic crisis sparks cancellations and layoffs elsewhere in the Caribbean. The communist country says it’s booked solid through December and expects a record 2.34 million visitors this year — largely because global financial woes have so far been softer on Canada, its top source of visitors. Luck also played a role: While the island suffered three devastating hurricanes, its key tourist sites were largely spared. Go to article

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  1. Anonymous says:

    Probably because, unlike many other Caribbean islands, Cuba is not trying to emulate Disneyland or US ghettos. There’s a lot to said for retaining the local flavour of a place when trying to attract visitors.