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Cuba Allows Tourism Industry to Hire Private Contractors

Cuba has authorized its state-run tourism industry to contract out lodgings, meals, excursions and other activities to private businesses in a boost to a growing “non-state” sector. While the government has allowed some state contracting to private businesses since 2012, up until now the tourism industry was off limits. Tourism is the country's largest industry, attracting 2.8 million visitors in 2012 with revenues approaching $3 billion. The new regulations, published on Wednesday in ...

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