By Circles Robinson
HAVANA TIMES, March 26 — The Cuban government puts “no restrictions for foreign hotel chains, including from the United States, from administering a hotel” on the island, said tourism minister Manuel Marrero on Thursday.
The official made the statement to the press in Cancun, Mexico where he is attending a gathering of representatives from the US and Cuban tourist industries.
Currently, the half century US economic blockade on Cuba forbids US companies from investing on the island.
Likewise, ordinary US citizens are prohibited by their government from visiting Cuba without special US Treasury Dept. permission. Bills to lift the travel ban are presently in committee in both chambers of Congress.