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America’s New Relationship With Cuba Could Cause A Resort Boom On Island

After President Barack Obama announced that the United States would be renewing its relationship with the island nation of Cuba, many Cubans in both countries rejoiced. The long-standing embargo and lack of diplomatic relations have caused major issues with Cuba and many of its citizens who expatriated to the United States. Now that we are planning to begin conducting business as usual with them, there is a lot of hope that our island neighbor will be booming with new business.

America’s New Relationship With Cuba Could Cause A Resort Boom On Island

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Cuba is looking forward to renewed relations with America as businesses prepare for a boom in tourism during coming years. (Image from Wikipedia)

Cuba was once one of the playgrounds for Americans on vacation, being that it is only a few miles from the Florida coast. It used to offer many amenities to tourists at prices unheard of in the US. Prior to the growth of Las Vegas, Cuban casinos were big business in the Caribbean. After Fidel Castro decided to allow the Soviet Union to store nuclear missiles on the island, the US put a quick stop to any relations with the communist country.

Resorts have been popping up in recent years all over the Caribbean, which has become a source of major tourism dollars. Islands like the Dominican Republic have sprouted major resorts, and offer affordable family vacations and many timeshares. Cuba may soon experience a major resurgence, as most American’s alive today have never been able to legally travel there. The proximity and economy of Cuba will likely attract a significant amount of tourists in coming years as Cuba will be struggling to get caught up with the times.

For some, time has seemed to stand still in Cuba since the late 1950’s without many major automobiles and electronics making it into the country due to the US’s embargo on the nation. Now that trade and tourism will resume, the developed island nation will begin to appreciate a new type of growth that it hasn’t seen in decades. Cuba offers a lot of rich culture and history to be experienced by both the cruise industry and resorts. Having a lot of architecture that dates back hundreds of years, Cuba has lots of sights for tourists to soak in.

America’s New Relationship With Cuba Could Cause A Resort Boom On Island.

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Lives in Phoenix, AZ. Graduated from Arizona State University in 2005. Writes for American Live Wire, GM Roadster and Northstar Media