Friday, June 10, 2016

Cuba imports beer to meet tourists’ demand

Cuba imports beer to meet tourists' demand

The growing number of tourists trooping into the Caribbean Island
requires more quantity of beer drink to enjoy their stay on the Island.

Cuba must import 5 million crates of beer in order to meet the demand
from the growing number of tourists to the socialist Caribbean island,
according to a Ministry of Food Industry official.

Vice Minister Betsy Diaz Velazquez said that the annual planned
production of 33 million crates would not be sufficient due to a rise in
tourism and an increase in the number of private restaurants.
The biggest winner from Cuba's beer shortage is likely to be the
Dominican Republic-based beer producer Presidente, which is supposed to
deliver 3 million crates. A crate of beer contains 24 cans or bottles each.
Last year, 3.5 million tourists made their way to Cuba, an increase of
17 per cent from 2014. And thanks to the political thaw between the
United States and Cuba, the island expects the number of tourists to
only continue to grow, especially those visiting from the US.

Source: Cuba imports beer to meet tourists' demand | DW Travel | DW.COM
| 10.06.2016 -

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