Paradise Lost: The Evolution of the American VisitorsÃ¢ÂÂ Perceptions of Cuba and Cubans between 1898 and The 1930sPablo Simon*
Department of Hospitality Management, Florida International University, USA
- *Corresponding Author:
- Pablo Simon
Department of Hospitality Management
Florida International University, USA
E-mail: [email protected]
Received Date: February 06, 2017; Accepted Date: February 13, 2017; Published Date: February 20, 2017
Citation: Simon P (2017) Paradise Lost: The Evolution of the American Visitors’ Perceptions of Cuba and Cubans between 1898 and The 1930s. J Tourism Hospit 6: 270. doi: 10.4172/2167-0270.1000270
Copyright: © 2017 Simon P. This is an open-access article distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution License, which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided the original author and source are credited.
This research looked at the attitudes and ideologies of American tourists and visitors to Cuba since American occupation in 1898 through the 1930s. Contacts between Americans and Cubans during these almost four decades were frequent and intense. Despite their frequency, however, much less have been written concerning these contacts than about economic dependency, sugar, and race. Few scholars dwelled into how tourists and visitors projected American influence and how they evolved Cubans’ self-image and national consciousness. Through the study of these evolving attitudes on both sides, this research highlights the importance of personal contacts fostered by the tourist industry and how they shaped identities.