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Marriott Plays Catch-Up on All-Inclusives as Rivals Push Into Resorts

Marriott International watched one all-inclusive hotel after another open in Latin America and the Caribbean over the past decade without so much as an invitation to partner with property owners. But with the announcement of its own proprietary offerings this month, the chain finally decided to take all-inclusive into its own hands.

Hold Your Horses! U.S. Hotel Developers Waiting For Cuban Tourism Windfall - bisnow.com

Though it has been two years since U.S. President Barack Obama and Cuban President Raúl Castro restored diplomatic relations between their respective countries (a move President Donald Trump is itching to reverse), American developers are still evaluating whether the Caribbean’s largest island and third most popular tourist destination is worth their capital investment.

Cuban Tourism Heavily Relies On Canada And USA | tourism-review.com

Cuban tourism authorities announced record number of tourists for the last year. The country welcomed more than 4 million visitors most of them coming from the North America. Dalila Alba González, deputy director of marketing for the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) reported that Cuban tourism ended the year of 2016 with more than four million visitors for the first time which means an increase of 13% compared to the previous year.

Cuban tourism: when détente brings a new revolution | hospitality-on.com

It would be hard not to notice the leading role played by Cuba in the news following Barack Obama’s historic announcement setting the stage for lifting the embargo on Cuba. On December 17, 2014, the American President turned the page on a tumultuous and painful history of more than fifty years, putting an end to this singular anachronism to finally “bury the last remnants of the Cold War in the Americas.