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Facilities to Invest in Cuba


By Déborah Rivas Saavedra, General Director of Foreign Investment, Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment The Cuban management model recognizes and promotes, in addition to the socialist state enterprise, which is the principal form in the national economy, the foreign investment modalities stipulated in the law – joint ventures, international ...

Cuba and the Caribbean: Emerging Destinations for Luxury Tourism


By Dr. José Enrique Salgado, Professor of the University of Havana and Marketing Director of Amadeus Cuba The Caribbean has a potential market of more than 200 million persons and a Gross Domestic Product of over half a trillion dollars. If the tourist companies adopt the adequate strategy to make ...

Crisis or Recovery in 2014?


By Master in Science Gladys Cecilia Hernández Pedraza After five very difficult years that began with the U.S. subprime crisis and continued with the European crisis, the mediocre signs of recovery seen in the first part of 2013 did not forecast sustainability for these economies, which is why the effect ...

Current International Tourism


  “Tourism represents 9% of the world’s Gross Domestic Product, one out of every 12 jobs, 1.2 billion dollars’ worth of exports that mean 6% of international trade and, what’s most important, 8% of the exports of the countries with emerging economies,” Carlos Vogeler, regional director for the Americas of ...

The Dominican Republic Has It All


Interview with Luis Emilio Rodríguez, President of the Dominican Hoteliers Luis Emilio Rodríguez, president of the Hotel and Tourism Association of the Dominican Republic (ASONAHORES), heads the most powerful organization of the country’s private tourist sector, a federation that gathers all the regional hotel associations as well as the organizations ...

TTC Special: Tourism Wants to Migrate to the South Pole


    At this point in history, there should be very few places unexplored by men, if any. The coldest, driest, highest and windiest place on Earth is not among them. Since a human first set foot there in 1821, the South Pole became a tourist spot, too. The number ...