12/16/13 - Cuba Headlines - Cuba for Leading Caribbean Tourism by 2030
The development of Cuba´s tourist industry constitutes a main goal for
local authorities, who plan to turn this destination into one of the best
positioned in the Caribbean and the world by 2030.
The Business Manager of the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), Jose Manuel
Bisbe, and Head of MINTUR Quality Department, Luisa Perez, said that
despite some difficulties in mid 2013, the winter season (from November 1,
2013 to April 30, 2014) is set to bring better results and more income.
The latest actions carried out by MINTUR bode an increase in the sector, in
the wake of presentation of the campaign "Autentica Cuba" (Cuba for Real)
in Spain, Ecuador and Colombia.
Besides,on Nov. 4 the Condor airline started to operate flights from
Munich, Germany, to the city of Santa Clara (central Cuba) and Varadero
beach resort (western Cuba), with German, Austrian and Swiss passengers
interested in the sun and beach tourist modality.
They also cited flights by Polish Lot airline to Varadero and bimonthly
routes from Denmark.
Bisbe said at least 20 percent of the peak winter season has been
accomplished successfully, with a six-percent increase in the number of
visitors, air flights from Italy, Venezuela and a boost in cruise ship
travel to Cuba.
Canada, the main sender of visitors to Cuba, already achieved the goal of
one million tourists on Dec.5, and authorities expect to close the year
with 1.10 million Canadians, or a 10-percent increase against last year.
Source: Prensa Latina
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