PHILIPSBURG:— Minister Rafael Boasman, in his capacity as Acting Minister of Tourism and Economic Affairs, met with Cuban Vice-Minister of Tourism Mayra Alvarez Garcia to discuss issues of mutual interest. Minister Boasman highlighted Sint Maarten’s long history in the industry and excellent reputation in port and logistics management. Cuba has been eyeing the lucrative cruise market given the sweeping economic changes occurring in the country and is interested in cooperation arrangements with other countries in the region in the area of Multi-Destination Tourism and in particular airlift. Minister Boasman was accompanied by Dutch Ambassador in Havana Alexandra Valkenburg and Senior Policy Advisor Foreign Relations Patrice Gumbs, Jr.
Source: St. Martin News Network
Boasman meets Cuban counterpart.