Cuba tourism expected to grow with thawing of US relations

Havana, Cuba. Photo: UN Radio/Daniel Dickinson

 

Cuba has been out of bounds for American tourists for more than 50 years due to the US embargo on the Caribbean country, but the number of US visitors is set to grow according to International Monetary Fund (IMF).

The recent reestablishment of diplomatic relations could open the floodgates to a generation of tourists wanting to explore the island.

Many will begin their visits in the colonial streets of the capital Havana…no doubt as US novelist Ernest Hemingway once did, sipping Cuba libre cocktails and driving vintage cars.

Nicole Laframboise works in the IMF's Western Hemisphere Department.

Bruce Edwards asked her what impact the thawing of relations will have on tourism.

Duration: 4’21″

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