Castrolandia is being kept afloat by tourists. Here are some facts and figures that reveal which nations are responsible for this crime against humanity. The Spanish — former colonial overlords who have reclaimed their feudal rights through tourism for many years– are now too broke to travel and therefore can’t exploit the natives as much as they have done in the recent past. Britons have cut back on their travel to the island plantation too, perhaps because by now everyone in the United Kingdom has gone there several times and the squalor of the place no longer offers them enough of the local colour they so keenly seek in exotic locations. Unfortunately, their place has been taken by other noveaux colonialists who love to tour human zoos and exploit inferior people.
The last paragraph in this article reveals who, exactly, is responsible for keeping the Castro royal family in power. Not surprisingly, some of the worst offenders are our Lateeeen-oh and Hiss-panic brethren.
From Cubastandard.com Cuban Business and Economic News
Spanish airlines to reduce frequency
Challenging Cuba’s tourism growth, the two Spanish airlines offering scheduled flights to the island are reducing their frequencies, preferente.com first reported.
In response to sagging demand in Spain, flag carrier Iberia will reduce its weekly flights from Madrid to Havana from six to five, according to the Spanish tourism industry portal.
Iberia will cut its sixth flight beginning with the winter schedule Oct. 28, according to preferente.com. Citing an unnamed Iberia official, the Website said the airline could restart the sixth flight to Havana if demand surges again.
Meanwhile, Air Europa will cut its winter schedule from seven weekly Madrid-Havana flights to five.
Spain, which is undergoing an economic recession, is Cuba’s third-largest tourism source market, following Canada and Britain. For January through July this year, the number of Spanish visitors was down 25.2 percent from the same period last year, according to Cuba’s Oficina Nacional de Estadísticas. In July, the most recent data available, the number of Spanish visitors was down 11.9 percent.
Reflecting similar crises in other European markets, the number of British visitors dropped by 18.1 percent in the January through July period, and visitors from Italy were down 4.5 percent.
Even so, the overall number of visitors to Cuba grew 5.4 percent from January through July, thanks to visitor increases from Canada (+8.8%), Argentina (+41.9%), France (+11.6%), Germany (+12.1%), Russia (+20.7%), Mexico (+8.8%), Venezuela (+19.2%), Netherlands (+9.3%), Colombia (+20.9%) and Chile (+8.9%).