But it’s not an amusement park. It’s more like a theme park where tourists from all over the world can go and experience feeling superior and marvel at the quaint surroundings that seem stuck in a 50’s time capsule.
The regime has decided to cater to these quaintness seekers by opening “boutique hotels”.
For example, take British executives Julie Connery, 37, and Richard Foster, 40. According to the Sun Sentinel article these two
visited Cuba to experience one of the world's last socialist nations and would gladly return.
they asked to stay an extra night after a week at the art nouveau-style Hotel Raquel in colonial Havana, but staff said the room rate would double: The new reservation did not come through their travel agency. The couple moved out, disappointed that managers would not accommodate them at the same rate."They just haven't bought into customer service,"
"They're friendly. But whereas in the United Kingdom it seems as if everyone is aspiring to be the CEO, here it's just a job."
Friendly little brown colonials -friendly but lazy. That’s why Fidel has to provide everything for them, like children. They haven’t “bought into” that whole work ethic thing yet.