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Tourism in Cuba

September 24, 2000

Although U.S. citizens' travel to Cuba is restricted, tourists from other nations flock to the communist nation. Some figures:

Tourist Arrivals in Cuba, 1995-99*

1995.....742,000

1997...1,153,000

1999...1,561,000

*

Tourist Arrivals in Caribbean, 1998*/**

Puerto Rico..............3,398,000

Dominican Republic.......2,309,000

Bahamas..................1,540,000

Cuba.....................1,390,000

Jamaica..................1,225,000

Aruba......................647,000

Barbados...................512,000

Cayman Islands.............404,000

Bermuda....................369,000

*Rounded off to nearest thousand.

**Latest date for which complete figures are available.

Source: World Tourism Organization

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