China will build a golf course in Cuba
- Submitted by: Juana
- Travel and Tourism
- Business and Economy
- Politics and Government
- 05 / 11 / 2015
In the early years of the Cuban revolution, the government considered golf as a hobby of the bourgeoisie, and the few golf courses in the island languished in oblivion. But in the closing day of the International Tourism Fair this year, Cuba signed a document of intent to build what would be only its second golf course with 18 holes. The commercial partner of Cuba in the project will be the Chinese company Beijing Enterprises Group.
Zhang Tuo, Chinese Ambassador to Cuba, Wang Dong, chairman of Beijing Enterprises Group, and José Reinaldo Daniel, business director at the Ministry of Tourism of Cuba , signed the letter for the development of the golf resort last week. The golf course will be located in the area of Bello Monte on the north coast of Cuba .
When Chinese President Xi Jinping visited Cuba in June 2014, 29 agreements were signed to enhance cooperation between the two countries.
The golf courses project is considered part of the efforts of Cuba to diversify its offers for tourism. New tourism alternatives of water sports, nature and adventure were exposed in the tourism fair, which attracted tour operators, travel agents and journalists from more than 40 countries.