|Bay of Cuba to be PGA Golf Course Resort|
Cuba plans to build American style Golf resorts and Disney theme parks and add 250,000 All inclusive luxury hotel resorts as it tries to expand Cuban tourism and enhance its image as the Caribbeans leading resort destination said the tourism minister at news conference in Havana Cuba.
Cuban Tourism has become Cuba's main source of foreign currency since the collapse of Russia early in the 1990s which cut economic subsidies and started a long lasting deep depression. While Cuba is famous for the historical charm of Old Havana and its antique American vintage cars dating from the 1950s, most tourists go straight to Varadero beach resorts located north on the Caribbean island best beaches.
Tourism to Cuba rose 9.8% in 2012 after U.S. President Barack Obama lifted the American embargo to Cuba with travel restrictions and allowed Americans on religious and cultural exchanges to visit Cuba. Almost 300,000 Cuban-Americans and 50,000 American born citizens have vacationed to Cuba since 2011.
Canadians on Holiday to Cuba, Havana and Varadero beach are by the far the most popular tourist to the island with more than 1 million Tourist expected in 2012.