A broad investment plan today guides the efforts of Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism (Mintur), as work is underway to increase the number of rooms available in the country, hotels are being repaired and new ones begun, along with extra-hotel options that complement the experience of travelers who choose Cuba.Supporting this investment process, and follow-up on the successful completion of projects, are important items on the government’s agenda, progress on which is regularly and rigorously evaluated.In several parts of the island, construction is advancing. Before the challenge that this panorama implies, some questions emerge: Who decides where to invest and why are some facilities chosen to become hotels?Granma International spoke with engineer José R. Daniel Alonso, Mintur’s general director for Development, about the selection process.
What types of buildings are chosen to become hotels? Why?
As part of the comprehensive development of tourism, going beyond sun and sand destinations, and including visits to heritage cities, natural environments, and experiences in everyday life in Cuba, a significant number of buildings have been identified across the country that could be of interest to tourism.