Tourism Saves Cuba

With the collapse of the Soviet Union in 1991, Cuba suffered and turned to Tourism.

Where to find Cuban girls: 7:00 AM/PM Havana Parque Central

I find it ironic, and with a wink and a nod, I encourage Fidel Castro to embrace tourism. The Cuban tourist industry is the perfect partnership between a socialism and capitalism. First Class treatment is best provided when a nobody makes you a somebody; we accept all major credit cards.

Growth of Cuban Tourism
“Tourism is the only economic sector that has grown significantly in Cuba since the late 1980s. The government depends on the profits of tourism to bring in valuable foreign currency. In 1990 tourists spent $243 million in Cuba; in 2006 that figure had increased to $2.1 billion. The number of people vacationing in Cuba grew from only 3,000 in 1973 to 326,000 in 1989, and to 2.1 million in 2006.”
- Encyclopedia Encarta

Havana Habana Cuba Sunday, December 13, 2009
Centro Habana
By Andres Hidalgo with editing
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Free-market system: an economic system based on the private ownership of the means of production and distribution of goods, characterized by a free competitive market and motivation by profit.

Political system of communal ownership: a political theory or system in which the means of production and distribution are controlled by the people and operated according to equity and fairness rather than market principles.

Classless political system: the political theory or system in which all property and wealth is owned in a classless society by all the members of that society.

Raul Understand Tourist

Sex Tourism:
The sale of sex was out of control for years in Cuba, to slow this down; Fidel made it a policy that Resorts must bar access to rooms by Cuban women. The first thing Raul, the brother of Fidel Castro did upon taking office was to reverse this policy.

Where are the Casinos? Is this the Godfather Part I, II or III?

A person should never get in bed with the Tourist Industry, your mother would not approve.

Tourism Saves Cuba


Thanks for the stats what a huge increase in tourist arrivals especially for such a small country geographically. Also interesting to know the breaking up of the Soviet Union helped serve as the turning point. Two or three years ago the Laos government changed a very similar law regarding local females being allowed in the rooms and hotels of foreign tourists so obviously have chosen to follow Thailand's lead in the tourist industry.

I like this picture as it shows the racial diversity of the Cuban people and those vintage old cars in the same image. Do you plan to go to any resort areas yourself? It' would be great to see how they compare with resort areas in Brazil.