Cuba all geared up to welcome over 4 million foreign tourists in 2017

Published on : Thursday, November 24, 2016

Cuba hosts International JournalismCuba tourism optimistic to attract more than four million foreign visitors next year, sources from the sector reported today.


Maria del Carmen Orellana, Marketing Director General for the Cuban Tourism Ministry (MINTUR) and the director general of operations and quality, Maria del Pilar Garcia, showed their optimism in the media today.


At a meeting at the Hotel Habana Libre Tryp, in Havana, they stated that up until the end of October they had, had 3,193,109 visitors, 12 percent up on the previous year and that they were expecting 4,100,000 for next year.


Countries from which highest numbers of tourists visit the island are Canada, the United States, Germany, the United Kingdom, France, Italy, Spain, Mexico and Argentina, in that order.


The highest levels of increase in October were recorded from visitors coming from the United States, Germany and Poland.

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