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US hoteliers find Airbnb in Cuba, before them

Wednesday, July 6, 2016 - 05:50
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A STEP AHEAD: The Four Points by Sheraton hotel in Havana, the first administered by the US headquarters in Cuba. Starwood Hotels & Resorts is entering the Cuban market, almost a year after Airbnb did.

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STARWOOD Hotels & Resorts this year became the first US hotelier to ink a deal in Cuba in nearly six decades. Marriott International quickly announced plans to do the same, and a number of big-name competitors have since expressed interest in expanding to the island nation