Cuban nationals invade hotels

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Local tourists are acquiring increasingly more importance for the leisure industry, judging by reports that register almost 1.5 million Cuban vacationers in 2012.

Cubans are taking over spaces foreign visitors are not occupying in the country’s hotels. While some foreign issuing markets, especially Europe, are contracting, the number of national tourists is registering a tendency to grow. The National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI) recently reported an 11.9 percent increase in the total of Cuban tourists, up to almost 1.5 million in 2012.

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The 5th International Seminar on Insurance and Reinsurance expanded the promotion of financial protection services in Cuba, in a context of economic transformations.

Ten years since its previous edition, the 5th International Seminar on Insurance and Reinsurance was recently held in Havana, with experts from 11 countries and a new call from the Cuban government to contract the corresponding financial protections, directed at the state-run as well as the private sector of the economy. The authorities took advantage of the meeting to defend the value of that activity amid the country’s current process of economic transformations, which implies new interpretations of the risks and of the financial activity.