UK and Cuba sign tourism cooperation agreement


The UK and Cuba have signed a bilateral cooperation agreement in Havana. The move aims to increase investment in tourism and the construction of golf courses to back economic reforms put forward by Cuba.

The British ambassador to Cuba, Dianna Melrose, said she regretted trade between the two countries is still “very low” but added there is much room for growth. The embassy did not go into further details or release specific figures.

Melrose said as many as 200-thousand British citizens visit Cuba every year and are interested to see the changes taking place in the island nation. Many believe the tropical island could become a tourist hot spot as reforms continue to encourage travelers to visit.