June 3, 2011 — Well it seems the ‘buzz’ continues and along with plans for new golf courses, condominium projects, marinas, shopping centers, etc., some developers from Canada, Spain and England want to add gobs of timeshare inventory to their intended projects on the Caribbean paradise island of Cuba.
But, like I said, that is the ‘buzz’ because according to the Havanajournal.com website companies like Leisure Canada, Inc. don’t seem to be getting in the ‘groove’, saying: “In the 25 year history of Leisure Canada, the company has NEVER broke ground on ANY project in Cuba”. This would seem to dampen their “Endless Vacations” Caribbean dreams via Timeshares!
There are other wanna-be timeshare companies, too, ‘negotiating’ with the Cuban Government and the complexity of things with that ‘administration’ (even for countries other than the USA) seems to leave a lot to be desired. So although U.S. developers are always interested in new and/or upcoming ‘markets’ I’m not convinced they’ll quickly jump on the Cuban Band Wagon, so to speak!
That said, and I don’t mean to get political, but to this day I remain amazed that although the U.S. Government and private businesses (from the USA)– including timeshare developers– are doing business all over the world with (and/or in) nations that were once our sworn enemies and where, over the past century, over 100 Million ‘souls’ have been lost (killed) during wars. But that darn little pesky 110,000 sq. km. island of Cuba with its 12 Million folks– is still pretty much taboo for US Companies, timeshare developers and US citizens…
Of course if real timeshare ever does come to the shores of that Island I’ll bet there will be no shortage of tours because just from the eastern region of the United States alone, which about 170 Million US citizens call home (55.95% of the US population!), I’m sure one or two will be inclined to get one of those ‘packaged deals’ and fly down to the tropical paradise to see whatzup and what all the commotion was all about.
In fact, I’ll be one of them because I’ve always wanted to visit Cuba. I’d also be willing to wager that once all the griping is over by Cuban-American citizens (mostly living in Florida), they, too, will flock to the tiny island and get reacquainted with family, friends and their heritage, etc. And that, too, will be a good thing for them and our ‘biz’!
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