Senator pushes for rule changes so U.S. hotels can operate in Cuba

WASHINGTON, DC – JANUARY 08: Sen. Amy Klobuchar (D-MN) speaks during a news conference to launch the U.S. Agriculture Coalition for Cuba at the National Press Club January 8, 2015 in Washington, DC. The Obama Administration, governors from leading agricultural states and bipartisan members of the U.S. Congress participated in the news conference and supported expanded commerce, travel and agriculture trade with Cuba as a vehicle for political change on the island.(Photo : Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

A U.S. Senator is insisting the Obama administration to lower down the restrictions on the investment in Cuba. Senator Amy Klobuchar’s move is aiming for American hotels to start its operation in the island nation.

According to Yahoo! News, Amy Klobuchar, a Democrat Senator, wants to urge the rule changes for the operation of U.S. hotels in Cuba. The Senator claimed that as the diplomatic relationship between the United States and Cuba gets better, business opportunities, especially in the hotel industry, should also progress.

In fact, in a letter sent on Tuesday to the secretaries of Treasury and Commerce, Klobuchar persisted that the regulatory limitations between the U.S. and the island nation must be removed. She noted that the action will make sure that the U.S. hospitality industry has a fair attempt at competing in the emerging market, as reported by Nzherald.

But this is not the first time that Klobuchar urged the administration for actions that could help the country’s travel and tourism. The Minnesota Senator is also trying to make sure that flying experience at U.S. airports is made easier. Minnesota CBS claimed that, Senator Amy Klobuchar along with the airport officials called on the attention of the Transportation Security Administration or TSA. The Senator wanted TSA to provide resources needed to trim down long wait times for people going through security at MSP airport.

“Wait times have exceeded 40 minutes during peak travel hours,” a press release from Klobuchar’s office stated. It also added, “After encouraging MSP to consolidate and upgrade checkpoint facilities, TSA has not provided enough screeners for the transition.”

Moreover, in line of the Senator’s constant advocacy to raise awareness regarding the U.S. tourism, Klobuchar is addressing such concerns to the Obama administration for further action. The Minnesota senator is also sponsoring legislation to lift the current embargo on Cuba. This will allegedly allow more U.S. goods to be exported in the island nation.

Meanwhile, Klobuchar, who chairs the Senate Travel and Tourism Caucus, is currently expressing her support to hotel operators. She claimed that hotel operators from Spain and Britain are already in talks to break deals to build hotels in Cuba.

By Staff Writer, Lawyer Herald

March 9, 2016


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