From the Flapper Era to Batista, Cuba strove to position itself as America’s Caribbean playground, but Castro’s Revolution put an end to that. Now, the “Cuban Thaw” promises US travelers a return to the island. This book explores the history and development of tourism in Cuba and provides insight on what it was, what it is, and what it may be.
A complete, authoritative discussion--in nontechnical language--of the economic and political conditions, and the basic laws and legal structures, that must exist in Cuba before it's safe for foreign enterprises to do business there.
In its fourth decade of revolution, Cuba is facing massive challenges. "Cuba in Focus" is an authoritative and up-to-date guide to this fascinating country. It explores the land, history and politics, economy, society and people, culture and includes tips on where to go and what to see. Color and b&w photos. Maps.
This textbook describes the relevance of economics to the tourism and leisure industries, helping you to pass an economics module as part of a tourism, recreation or sport management degree. It applies economic theory to a range of tourism industry issues at the consumer, business, national and international level by using topical examples to give the theory real-world context. The author explains the impact of the global economic crisis and the importance of understanding what has happened over the course of previous economic business cycles to prepare for what may happen in the future. Contrasting evidence is put forward to provide a sense of the dynamics of world economies.
Cubans call them cacharros: the gorgeous old American cars of the '40s and '50s that can be found throughout the country. There are classic Chevrolets, Fords, Lincolns, Cadillacs, Packards, Oldsmobiles, Buicks, De Sotos, Dodges, Pontiacs, Studebakers, Thunderbirds, Ramblers, and more, all from Detroit's golden age and all still on the road. Cars of Cuba - with an introduction by Cristina Garcia, author of the novel Dreaming in Cuban, and fifty-three color photographs by Joshua Greene - is a visit to the greatest American car museum in the world!
This book is a collection of readings that explore environmental issues in Latin America and the Caribbean using natural science and social science methods. These papers demonstrate the value of interdisciplinary approaches to analyze and solve environmental problems. The essays are organized into five parts: conservation challenges; national policies, local communities, and rural development; market mechanisms for protecting public goods; public participation and environmental justice; and the effects of development policies on the environment.