Melia Hotels Rejects US Hardened Sanctions against Cuba

Havana, Apr 19 (Prensa Latina) Spanish hotel chain Melia Hotels International has issued on Friday a statement rejecting the latest US sanctions against Cuba that harden the 60-year economic, financial and trade blockade on the island.

Following the full application of the Helms-Burton law, including its controversial Title III, the company has stressed its will to keep operating in Cuba where it has over 35 hotels.

In its statement, Melia assures it will continue to work for the development of a more sustainable tourist industry on the island.

It recalls it legitimately operates in Cuba and in another 44 countries based on an impeccable, professional and responsible management for the past 30 years in the island, which it considers an exceptional destination that should continue to be opened to international tourism.

The statement adds that although it regrets the uncertainty and juridical insecurity created by the White House announcement, Melia will keep on operating with full normalcy in Cuba.

Melia thanks the firm support and the positive reaction of the Spanish government and the European Commission to protect affected foreign companies.


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