Published on : Tuesday, August 13, 2019
This week, Cuba will reach about three million tourists, even though a decrease is anticipated in the entry of international visitors to the country compared to last year, according to specialists from the Ministry of Tourism.
By August 9, 2018, that tourist number had already entered the country. A record in terms of tourist arrivals was achieved in 2018 with a total of 4,732,280.
The government of late lessened its predictions of foreign visitors from 5 million to about 4.3 million.
The restrictions on American citizens traveling to the Island and the ban on cruises by the Trump administration are reasons exerted by the minister of MINTUR, who mentioned that these steps caused a 20.33% reduction of tourist activity in June.
Minister of Tourism Manuel Marrero Cruz declared that by the end of 2019, a total of 4,197 new rooms should be there for the visitors.
At the close of the first half of 2019, in Cuba, there were 72,965 rooms, 2,081 built from January to date.
In spite of the measures announced of late by the Donald Trump government that influence visitor entry to the country and the Cuban economy, Cuba maintains its expectation for financial development in tourism, which last year entered more than 1.8 billion dollars into the economy.