Trump Measures Cause Decrease in U.S. Visits to Cuba
Florida Politics

Trump Measures Cause Decrease in U.S. Visits to Cuba

304
0
0SHARES

The United States and Cuba have long had a strained relationship when it comes to visitations and tourism. During President Obama’s tenure in office, travel restrictions were eased while still maintaining a ban on tourism.

Now, after President Donald Trump’s move to tighten travel restrictions, there has been a 7 percent decrease from foreign visitors to the Caribbean Island from January 2018 to March. Michael Bernal, the Cuban Tourism Ministry’s commercial director, explained in a news conference held in Havana that aside from tighter restrictions from the U.S. and warning on travel, another factor to blame for the lower number of U.S. visitors is the devastation caused by Hurricane Irma, which he detailed as unjustified worries.

Bernal explained that “The total of U.S. clients is only 56.6 percent of what it was in 2017.”

Trending: Mucarsel-Powell questions Trump’s hurricane preparedness

While there was increased arrivals in the Caribbean Island, it helped grow Cuba’s private sector, and many Cubans were seen rushing to open restaurants and bed-and-breakfasts. Tourism was seen as a sign of hope in a country riddled with many issues that range from the government’s oppression to lack of resources and aide from countries like Venezuela.

take our poll - story continues below

Would more gun control laws reduce mass shootings in America?

  • Would more gun control laws reduce mass shootings in America?  

  • This field is for validation purposes and should be left unchanged.
Completing this poll grants you access to Floridian Press updates free of charge. You may opt out at anytime. You also agree to this site's Privacy Policy and Terms of Use.

However, Bernal asserts that the country expects to get the numbers up to 5 million this year.

0SHARES
Tagged:
Daniel Molina

Daniel Molina was the Opinion Editor of his high school’s newspaper, and he was also Editor-in-Chief of Miami Dade College’s Urbana literary and arts magazine wherein he also won the 2013 FCSAA Best Fiction Story in the State of Florida Award. He’s currently pursuing his Bachelor’s in English Literature. Hobbies in his free time include reading, writing and watching films and basketball.

donald trump
FeaturedFlorida PoliticsNational Politics
Trump Disavows “Send her Back” Chant
"As a member of Congress, I represent a district with one of the most diverse and [...]
Ron DeSantis
Florida Politics
DeSantis’ run for governor opens up GOP congressional race
St. John’s County Commissioner Jimmy Johns (not that Jimmy John) has just announced [...]
Rep. Brian Mast /The Floridian
FeaturedFloridaFlorida Politics
Brian Mast’s Bill Tackling Algal Blooms Moves Forward
"We have made great progress toward bringing real operational change to the way Lake [...]