Surviving the Special Period through Tourism in Cuba
In recent decades, international tourism has become a major worldwide industry, frequently promoted by southern governments as an opportunity to earn much needed foreign currency. Because the expansion of this global industry has taken place in a context of neo-liberalism, which has led to great inequalities in wealth and power in the south, the paper examines the effects of international tourism on post-colonial societies and pays particular attention to the case of Cuba where the industry has had a significant impact on this socialist nation.
Keywords: International Tourism, Developing Nations, Cuba
Dr. Christiane Paponnet-Cantat
Professor, Department of Anthropology