• Short Summary

    THE TOURISTS, TO PARAPHRASE SAM GOLDWYN, HAVE BEEN STAYING AWAY IN DROVES. THE CASTRO REVOLUTION?

  • Description

    THE TOURISTS, TO PARAPHRASE SAM GOLDWYN, HAVE BEEN STAYING AWAY IN DROVES. THE CASTRO REVOLUTION HAS RUINED THE TOURIST BUSINESS. AND THE DELEGATES TO THE CONVENTION OF THE AMERICAN SOCIETY OF TRAVEL AGENTS HAVE FOUND HAVANA VERY NEARLY A GHOST TOWN. FLUSH HOTELS DESERTED. AND THE COLOURFUL CUBAN CAB DRIVERS JUST STAND AROUND -- WITHOUT A FARE.

    AND THE RACES AT ORIENTAL PARK (CQ) GO ON ... BUT WITH FEW FANS ... AND PRACTICALLY NO AMERICAN MONEY BEING WAGERED.

    AND BARS ARE VACANT ... EVEN THE FAMOUS "SLOPPY JOE'S." THIS WAS THE SCENE AS THE TRAVEL AGENTS OPENED THEIR CONVENTION YESTERDAY. A PREVIOUSLY GAY HAVANA, WITHOUT TOURISTS.

    (HOLD TO -- CASTRO, IF NECESSARY)
    AND SO PREMIER FIDEL CASTRO CAME TO THE TRAVEL AGENT'S CONVENTION ... AND TOLD THEM OF A 200-MILLION DOLLAR PROGRAM TO PROMOTE THE TOURIST BUSINESS FOR CUBA. AND HE TOLD THEM ALSO: "IN SPITE OF ALL KINDS OF PROPAGANDA, LIES AND CALUMNIES ... WE WILL HAVE TOURISTS." A DIFFERENT TYPE OF STORY FROM CUBA.

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    Film ID:
    VLVA9JQT0ZRTXKMYQMEE86U563G10
    Media URN:
    VLVA9JQT0ZRTXKMYQMEE86U563G10
    Group:
    Reuters - Source to be Verified
    Archive:
    Reuters
    Issue Date:
    20/10/1959
    Sound:
    Unknown
    HD Format:
    Available on request
    Stock:
    Black & White
    Duration:
    00:01:00:00
    Time in/Out:
    /
    Canister:
    N/A

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