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Cuba becomes tourist trap

TREAT DAY: Cuban food is full of fresh elements

SINCE THE 2014 relaxation of travel restrictions to Cuba by the Obama administration, the island has been rediscovered as a travel hot-spot by Americans and the US media.

Trips by US visitors, officially described as “cultural exchanges”, surged to 615,000 in 2016.

Cuba thinks the next big thing will be a rise in cruise ship visitors, with eight US-based cruise lines setting up stops in Cuba. The move should also ease the increase in pressure on Cuba’s hotel infrastructure from American travellers.

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