Published on : Thursday, July 25, 2019
A long-time contributor to the OTDYKH Leisure Trade Fair, Cuba has been taking part since 2001. Their sponsorship will see an exciting display of traditional music, dance, cuisine and cocktails, from the country famous for its tropical salsa rhythms, vibrant attire and delicious mojitos.
This year Cuba makes a favorable choice for partner country, as Russian tourism in Cuba is booming in the recent years. Last year, a record 137,000 Russian tourists visited Cuba, marking in increase of 30% from 2017.
This comes at a time when the number of visitors to Cuba from European countries like Germany, France, Italy, Spain and the UK has decreased by 10-13%. Cuba is also experiencing a decrease in tourism from countries in the Americas including Canada, Argentina, Brazil and Venezuela. However, in spite of this decline in visitors, the Russian tourist market is steadily on the rise. As per forecasts, there will be 150,000 Russian visitors to Cuba in 2019.
The entire expo will span across 15,000 m2 with a total of 180 speakers at 30 business events including workshops, presentations and seminars from industry professionals from around the world.