Friday, December 30, 2011

How Tourism is Taking Cuba Out of the Red

Communist countries aren’t known for being vacation hot spots, and for good reason. To have a thriving tourist sector, you need luxuries to offer and visitors willing to spend money on them. That’s the stuff of capitalism. And yet, Cuba attracts about 2 million sightseers every year, mostly from Europe and Canada. That number is especially remarkable considering that two decades ago, Cuba’s tourism industry was not only nonexistent, it was outlawed.

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