Cuba lifts ban on citizens staying in tourist hotels

According to the International Herald Tribune, “New President Raul Castro’s government has lifted a ban on Cubans staying at hotels previously reserved for foreigners, ending another restriction that had been especially irksome to ordinary citizens.’They have informed us that with a national ID card, anyone can stay here,’ an employee at the Ambos Mundos Hotel in Old Havana. She insisted on anonymity because she is not authorized to speak to foreign reporters, but said non-guests who are Cuban nationals will also be allowed to pay to enjoy other hotel services, including gyms.” Read more>>

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