Senator urges rule changes so US hotels can operate in Cuba
RICHARD LARDNER, THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
FIRST POSTED: THURSDAY, MARCH 10, 2016 11:01 AM EST
WASHINGTON — A U.S. senator is urging the Obama administration to ease
restrictions on investment in Cuba so American hotels can operate in the
Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat, says that as diplomatic relations between the
United States and Cuba improve, business opportunities will grow.
In a letter sent Tuesday to the secretaries of Treasury and Commerce,
Klobuchar says regulatory barriers must be removed to ensure the U.S.
hospitality industry has a fair shot at competing in this emerging market.
Klobuchar, who chairs the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus, says hotel
operators from Spain and the Britain are already negotiating deals to
build hotels in Cuba.
The senator also is sponsoring legislation to lift the current embargo
on Cuba and allow more U.S. goods to be exported there.
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