Claudia Riverón, International Tourism Management MSc Applicant, Cuba

Goal-oriented and hardworking professional with a Summa Cum Laude Bachelor Degree in Tourism Studies from Havana University, Cuba.

Experienced Sales & Marketing Manager in the Cuban Travel and Hospitality Industry. Committed to developing solutions with critical and creative thinking, emotional intelligence, strong networking, and leadership skills.

Cuban current President, Mr. Miguel Diaz-Canel, has publicly recognized tourism as a powerful socio-economic transformative force and a major priority in the government development plans. Official authorities are constantly encouraging business partners to work on more profitable models to meet our industry’s commitments.

As a postgraduate student, I plan to conduct thorough research on Smart Tourism Destination models.

I will encourage the inclusion of key tourism stakeholder’s roles such as government, the private sector, NGOs, and local communities. Closer public-private partnerships and more community involvement are fundamental to develop intelligent business solutions and social impact initiatives.


I have a true passion and strong determination to support #projecthopetravel in MAKING THE WORLD A BETTER PLACE as Dr. Taleb Rifai has stated.

The opportunity to join #projecthopetravel will enable me to strengthen and make broader my knowledge about Travel & Tourism’s current challenges. I would like to contribute to a regional, national, and global discussion by sharing Cuban initiatives.

This positive framework will foster my career plans of leading major transformational contributions to the national and regional sectors.