Cuba has announced plans to allow foreigners to develop golf courses, marinas and related land projects to boost the nation's tourism industry.

Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero said Havana was in advanced talks with "several potential foreign partners".

The Communist government is reportedly considering granting foreigners medium- to long-term leases of real estate, as Cuba prohibits foreign ownership.

Havana hopes the measures will attract more affluent tourists to the island.

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