Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

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Tourism boosts Cuba’s ecomony

Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

Daisy Ortiz,
Spanish Editor

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Havana, Cuba is a city with warm beaches at just a 30-minute drive away, an old town filled with charm and colorful buildings. From an American perspective, Cuba looks like a place stuck in the 50s with old American cars, warm beaches, exhilarating music and a relaxed lifestyle, which makes it a perfect destination for those curious about a vibrant culture and intense history. This creates a big business in tourism for the Caribbean island. Around four million tourists visited Cuba in 2016, according to Cuba Business Report. Many Cuban locals, especially those who work closely with tourists, wish to see the business of tourism expand.

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  • A line of taxis are parked on the street in Old Havana.

    Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

  • Tourists shop in the small shops down Calle Obispo in Old Havana.

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  • Tourists purchase small trinkets at the San Jose market.

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  • An owner of a store in the touristy part of Old Havana stands around waiting for people to come in.

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  • A girl takes advantage of being on an old American car to take a picture.

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  • Taxi drivers wait in line for customers near Parque Central.

    Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

  • People stand around at the transportation office in Havana.

    Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

  • Locals watch as a cruise ship leaves the port.

    Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

  • Cuban locals say goodbye to those aboard the cruise ship leaving Havana.

    Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

  • A cruise ship departs Havana as locals sit around and watch.

    Photo by Daisy Ortiz/The Pioneer

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