The 2nd Internacional Tourism Studies Conference CietCuba-2012 will have the participation of the Cuban private sector this time, said the president of the Organizing committee Ramon Martin.
According to Martin, the initiative aims to boost the contribution of the self-employed workers to the development of tourism in the Caribbean country.
In a statement to local press, Martin said that it is a project in tune with the guidelines of the 6th Congress of the Communist Party, related to the update of the Cuban economic model
The participation of the self-employed workers in the country´s economy has increased in the last few months, who total about 380,000 in almost 180 activities, chiefly in selling food, transporting passengers, and renting houses and rooms.
Martin said that the agenda of the meeting scheduled for June 18-22 at Havana´s Conference Center will include debates on topics of tourism and its relation with the environment, the new technologies, the crisis, among others.
About 240 delegates from Argentina, Spain, and México, among others, are expected to attend the forum.