Travel Business Opportunity in Cuba
by Walter Hollander
(Mississauga, Ontario, Canada)
Second floor 'casa'
On the island of Cuba there are Casas Particulares which would also translate into Bed & Breakfasts (B&Bs). These are homes that cater to the traveler looking for an intimate setting where there would be interaction with the owner and family as well as the neighborhood. Due to their nature, if they happen to have a number of 3 or more self-contained living quarters available, they also could be thought of as boutique hotels.
I returned to Canada from Havana, Cuba on this my most recent trip of many, on April 4th, after having been away for almost 3 months. I met some very knowledgeable and talented people, both Cubans (including Havana’s mayor) and others. It was an exciting time and much of it was spent determining potential tourism related activities.
One project involves the purchase of a large colonial casa in Havana. It is currently a casa particular and, looking at a conservative 70% occupancy rate, will return 22% per year.
We, my wife in Cuba and I are looking for someone with an interest in Cuba, who will take an active role as this is only a part of a larger, comprehensive tourism project.
I am a licensed travel counselor in Ontario with a business interest in developing tourism in Cuba. For that, we are looking for a person, or persons, who will take a part in the business, either active or in the background. One benefit will be to have no-charge home stays.
This is an opportunity for you to become acquainted with someone who has the drive, sense of adventure and know how to create a tourism project that is unique and comprehensive. The end result envisioned is always one that will be defined by the satisfaction expressed by all who participate in our projects.
What sets us apart from the rest, apart from the foregoing statement, is that we take an interactive, interrelationship approach to projects. This requires, in Cuba, on site interviews and investigations and the direct involvement of all tourism providers. See you on board!