Growth of Tourism is Affecting Cuba's Infrastructure.

A very large  inflow of tourists is affecting Cuba's tourism infrastructure. Through September 2015, tourist arrivals were running approximately 400,000 ahead of a like period in 2014, well on their way to exceeding the record high over 3 million tourists received in that year. Analysts are predicting even higher levels for 2016. Travel from the United States is the principal driver of these booming increases.

Cuban official statistics do not separate out persons traveling from the United States to the island. Such travelers are included in the "other countries" category, which has been growing rapidly in the last few years and is second to Canada as an emitter of tourists to Cuba.