UPDATED 7:27 AM PT — Thursday, August 22, 2019
Cuba is experiencing a steep drop in tourism after President Trump imposed sanctions on the island nation. According to a report released Wednesday, tourism decreased by 23-percent in July, which is a decline of over 90,000 tourists compared to last year.
The Administration has advanced the President’s Cuba policy by ending ‘veiled tourism’ to Cuba and imposing restrictions on vessels. We will continue to take actions to restrict the Cuban regime’s access to U.S. dollars. https://t.co/uwxd5qktKY
— John Bolton (@AmbJohnBolton) June 4, 2019
The numbers are an additional decline from June’s results of 20-percent, which was caused by President Trump closing off cruise traffic to force Cuba to withdraw its support of Venezuela.
VIDEO: The United States government recently ordered a halt to American cruise ship stopovers in Cuba, affecting the island's tourism industry and its economy pic.twitter.com/Ng8rle4VzK
— AFP news agency (@AFP) June 14, 2019
Cuba has changed their yearly projections to see an overall drop of 10-percent from the total numbers from 2018.