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Despite Trump restrictions, Cuba still welcoming tourists

Travelers Today       By    Staff Reporter

Updated: May 22, 2019 02:16 PM EDT

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Despite Trump restrictions, Cuba still welcoming tourists

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The battle for Cuba's economic future is being waged on its beaches. And at its all-inclusive resorts, dive sites and cobblestoned colonial plazas.

As most of Cuba's economy stagnates or declines, the country has launched a full-scale effort to turn virtually the only bright spot - tourism - into an engine that can drag the rest of the communist island through its worst economic crisis in two decades. In government meetings and propaganda, it has now set a goal of drawing 5 million tourists in 2019 - perhaps the modern-day equivalent of its Soviet-era dependence on the annual sugar-harvest production.

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