During a working visit to Spain, the Deputy Minister of Tourism of Cuba (MINTUR) Mr. Luis Miguel Díaz, met with the local press in the Madrid offices of Grupo Excelencias.
In this meeting, the deputy minister thanked the press for its quick response in such a short notice and for the opportunity to meet with the main tour operators, airlines and specialized press to give them an update of the situation of Cuban tourism, its state and recovery after the passing of Hurricane Irma.
On September 29, 2017, the US Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced the decision to significantly downscale the diplomatic staff of the US embassy in Havana and withdraw all their relatives, claiming that there had been “attacks” perpetrated against US Government officials in Cuba which have harmed their health.
Operators of tours to Cuba are concerned that the picture presented in the major media of the hurricane damage to the island will discourage travel to Cuba.
“Unfortunately, there has been quite a bit of misreporting on conditions in Cuba,” said Bob Drumm, president of Alexander + Roberts. “The all-inclusive resorts on the Cuban keys are not relevant to American travelers, for example.”
Worldwide nuclear disarmament is one of the oldest goals of the United Nations and one of the aspirations and basic principles of the foreign policy of the Republic of Cuba, which has maintained a consistent position on the prohibition and elimination of weapons of mass destruction, including nuclear weapons. General disarmament, full and immediate, under a strict and effective control, is a priority in the international arena.