Cuban President Meets with U.S. Travel Companies
By Caribbean News Agency
Down the stretch of his historic visit to the United States, Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel met with a prominent number of travel entrepreneurs and businesspeople in New York City, including representatives from major cruise lines, airlines, travel agencies, tour operators and hotel companies.
President Diaz-Canel gave a rundown of Cuba’s ongoing travel developments and its potentials to deal with a massive inflow of American tourists were the decades-long U.S. embargo lifted once and for all.
“Several Cuban experts have done research studies related to the number of U.S. tourists that could visit Cuba.
Those studies indicate that Cuba could receive somewhere between 2 and 5 million American visitors every year,” Mr. Diaz-Canel said.
For his part, Thomas Donahue, president of the U.S. Chamber of Commerce and a staunch advocate for normal business relations between Washington and Havana, thanked President Diaz-Canel for taking the time to meet them.
“Mr. President, we’ll also look for other opportunities for you to come back and visit us again. Certainly for the U.S. Chamber of Commerce will be a pleasure to have you back. Based on the need to discuss issues of common interests, I think there’ll be chances for us to meet either here in New York or in Washington,” said Mr. Donahue.