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SANCHEZ ORAMAS, Lourdes  and  BARRERA RODRIGUEZ, Seida. Owners of Rooms Rented to Foreign Tourists. Results of Studies of Them Conducted in the Municipality of Playa. Econ. y Desarrollo [online]. 2019, vol.161, n.1, e4. ISSN ISSN.

In this paper, characteristics of small businesses, especially quest houses for foreign tourists in the Havana municipality of Playa, are examined, as well as their effect on guests’ assessments. Data were collected from a sample of one hundred owners, and a non-probabilistic sampling of two hundred foreign guests. The results show that the Cuban self-employed can be considered to be entrepreneurs, and rivals to state-owned tourist facilities. They also show that entrepreneurial initiative of the self-employed is due to the fact that they consider themselves to be professionals, and not to sociodemographic or cultural factors.

Keywords : accommodations for tourists; rent; small business; tourism.

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