In this Dec. 19, 2014 photo, a tourist looks out from his hotel room's balcony in Havana, Cuba. (AP Photo/Desmond Boylan)
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Cuba's tourism boom continues at a record pace but is expected to cool off during 2016 with the government forecasting nearly 6 percent growth this year after a 17 percent increase in 2015 .Cuba has forecast 200,000 additional visitors this year, or 3.7 million total, which would be less than a 6 percent increase, Gonzalez said.The January record of 417,764 visitors was up 12.7 percent from a year earlier.American visits last year rose 77 percent to 161,000, not counting hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans, and Gonzalez said a similar percentage increase was possible in 2016 .
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