Cuban officials pitch island to major U.S. travel operators

12/16/2009 | McClatchy Washington Bureau · Forbes

Although most Americans still face restrictions on visiting Cuba, the island nation's officials are striving to build excitement for the country. Congressional efforts are moving forward to lift the ban, and travel companies are preparing. At a videoconference, Miguel Figueras, a senior adviser to the Ministry of Tourism in Cuba, told American tour operators that tourism companies in the U.S. are losing out on millions of dollars annually because of the ban. The figure includes about $300 million a year for travel agents.

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