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Cuban government eyes foreign investment for waterpark and theme park projects
POSTED 12 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Cuba’s government has announced plans to boost its tourism infrastructure by courting foreign investment for proposed theme and waterparks.

Reinaldo Daniel Alonso, director of Development, Investment and Business for the island nation’s Ministry of Tourism, has said up to 140 joint venture projects could be included in a portfolio set to be unveiled in November at the Havana International Fair – the largest annual multi-sector trade fair in Cuba.

According to the minister, while the island’s major goal is to increase its hotel capacity to accommodate a surge in tourism related to improving US relations, proposed projects include a number of non-hotel investments, with waterparks and theme parks at the top of the wish list, while golf courses and real estate are also on the agenda.

Cuba’s tourism development plan is anchored by the construction of 224 new hotels in addition to the expansion of 32 existing ones by the end of 2030. This would boost the number of available rooms in the country from 67,000 to 103,000.

Cuba’s thawing relationship with the US paid dividends in 2016, with the island nation’s visitor numbers hitting record levels last year.

For 2016, Cuba welcomed four million tourists, up 13 per cent over the previous year’s figures, which had already leapt 36 per cent over a five-month period following a landmark agreement with the US in 2015.

For 2017, the tourism ministry is predicting more than 4.1 million visitors, boosted by a significant increase in access to international flights, with several US carriers flying to the country daily and European operators including Virgin Atlantic also launching weekly flights.
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Cuban government eyes foreign investment for waterpark and theme park projects
POSTED 12 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Cuba’s government has announced plans to boost its tourism infrastructure by courting foreign investment for proposed theme and waterparks.

Reinaldo Daniel Alonso, director of Development, Investment and Business for the island nation’s Ministry of Tourism, has said up to 140 joint venture projects could be included in a portfolio set to be unveiled in November at the Havana International Fair – the largest annual multi-sector trade fair in Cuba.

According to the minister, while the island’s major goal is to increase its hotel capacity to accommodate a surge in tourism related to improving US relations, proposed projects include a number of non-hotel investments, with waterparks and theme parks at the top of the wish list, while golf courses and real estate are also on the agenda.

Cuba’s tourism development plan is anchored by the construction of 224 new hotels in addition to the expansion of 32 existing ones by the end of 2030. This would boost the number of available rooms in the country from 67,000 to 103,000.

Cuba’s thawing relationship with the US paid dividends in 2016, with the island nation’s visitor numbers hitting record levels last year.

For 2016, Cuba welcomed four million tourists, up 13 per cent over the previous year’s figures, which had already leapt 36 per cent over a five-month period following a landmark agreement with the US in 2015.

For 2017, the tourism ministry is predicting more than 4.1 million visitors, boosted by a significant increase in access to international flights, with several US carriers flying to the country daily and European operators including Virgin Atlantic also launching weekly flights.
RELATED STORIES
Thawing relationship with US pays dividend as Cuba breaks tourism record


Cuba’s tourism sector has benefitted from the effects of a thawing relationship with the US, with the island nation’s visitor numbers hitting record levels in 2016.
American Museum of Natural History strengthens Cuban ties with MoU and exhibition plan


A bilingual exhibition planned for later this year will mark one of the first cultural tie-ups between the US and Cuba following decades of frosty relations between the two nations.
Guantánamo Bay 'peace park' could unify US and Cuba


A new scientific paper has suggested that the infamous Guantánamo Bay detention facility should be turned into a science lab and peace park in an effort to solidify US-Cuba relations and maintain Cuba’s natural ecosystem.
Attractions Foresight identifies market trends for 2016


Biofeedback, dementia-friendly design and Cuba have all been identified as trends and strategies which will have a big impact on the attractions market in 2016 and beyond.
MORE NEWS
Plan underway to transform Chicago's Pedway into tourist attraction
Officials in the city of Chicago are exploring a proposed plan to transform a network of underground tunnels into a tourist attraction, granting a non-profit permission to create more detailed plans for the project.
Heritage tourism worth £16.4bn to England’s economy – report
England’s heritage tourism has generated up to £16.4bn (US$22.2bn, €18.6bn) in visitor spending a year, directly employing 278,000 people and contributing £11.9bn (US$16.1bn, €13.5bn) gross added value to the economy.
National Football Museum names new chair and CEO with double appointment
England's National Football Museum has announced two senior appointments, with Ian Penrose named non-executive chair and Tim Desmond taking over as CEO.
Exclusive: Dubai on target to become Orlando 2.0, says Worlds of Adventure CEO
Dubai is still in the early stages but is definitely on track to achieve the status of ‘Orlando 2.0’ – that’s the opinion of IMG Worlds of Adventure CEO, Lennard Otto.
More news>
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Location: Toronto, ON, Canada
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Cuban government eyes foreign investment for waterpark and theme park projects
POSTED 12 Jul 2017 . BY Tom Anstey
Cuba’s government has announced plans to boost its tourism infrastructure by courting foreign investment for proposed theme and waterparks.

Reinaldo Daniel Alonso, director of Development, Investment and Business for the island nation’s Ministry of Tourism, has said up to 140 joint venture projects could be included in a portfolio set to be unveiled in November at the Havana International Fair – the largest annual multi-sector trade fair in Cuba.

According to the minister, while the island’s major goal is to increase its hotel capacity to accommodate a surge in tourism related to improving US relations, proposed projects include a number of non-hotel investments, with waterparks and theme parks at the top of the wish list, while golf courses and real estate are also on the agenda.

Cuba’s tourism development plan is anchored by the construction of 224 new hotels in addition to the expansion of 32 existing ones by the end of 2030. This would boost the number of available rooms in the country from 67,000 to 103,000.

Cuba’s thawing relationship with the US paid dividends in 2016, with the island nation’s visitor numbers hitting record levels last year.

For 2016, Cuba welcomed four million tourists, up 13 per cent over the previous year’s figures, which had already leapt 36 per cent over a five-month period following a landmark agreement with the US in 2015.

For 2017, the tourism ministry is predicting more than 4.1 million visitors, boosted by a significant increase in access to international flights, with several US carriers flying to the country daily and European operators including Virgin Atlantic also launching weekly flights.
RELATED STORIES
Thawing relationship with US pays dividend as Cuba breaks tourism record


Cuba’s tourism sector has benefitted from the effects of a thawing relationship with the US, with the island nation’s visitor numbers hitting record levels in 2016.
American Museum of Natural History strengthens Cuban ties with MoU and exhibition plan


A bilingual exhibition planned for later this year will mark one of the first cultural tie-ups between the US and Cuba following decades of frosty relations between the two nations.
Guantánamo Bay 'peace park' could unify US and Cuba


A new scientific paper has suggested that the infamous Guantánamo Bay detention facility should be turned into a science lab and peace park in an effort to solidify US-Cuba relations and maintain Cuba’s natural ecosystem.
Attractions Foresight identifies market trends for 2016


Biofeedback, dementia-friendly design and Cuba have all been identified as trends and strategies which will have a big impact on the attractions market in 2016 and beyond.
 


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