Ahead of U.S. President Barack Obama’s 2016 visit to Cuba a few major companies are already scrambling to negotiate deals to set up shop in the small island economy. A few of the big names that have expressed interest in Cuba are AT&T, Starwood Hotels, and Marriot. “We see many opportunities for the expansion of our brands into Cuba at this inflection point, and look forward to building long-term relationships and welcoming travelers into our hotels in this dynamic market,” Starwood said in a statement. Other companies that may be interested in doing business in Cuba are Delta and American Airlines, which are still blocked from setting up direct flights to Havana from the U.S. by the trade embargo. Obama’s visit is a historic opportunity for diplomacy and might spur U.S. Legislators to speed up the acercamiento with Cuba. To get a sense of what investors should expect, I reached out to Robert Abad, a graduate of Columbia’s School of International and Public Affairs (SIPA) who runs
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Source: Forbes – Entrepreneurs