12/29/13 - eTurboNews - Cuba National Statistics and Information Office releases visitors numbers
A statistic report by the Cuban Tourism authorities said that 2,546,851
tourists arrived on the island in the first 11 months of 2013, with 234,266
of them landing here in November.
Cuba welcomed between January and November more than 2.5 million foreign
tourists, according to figures published by the National Statistics and
Information Office, or ONEI.
Cuba will not reach its target volume of 3 million tourists this year, but
rather, as directors of the sector have said, the total for 2013 is
expected to be around 2.8 million foreign visitors, a number similar to
Among the main factors have have influenced Cuba's failure to reach its
tourist target, Cuban tourism authorities point to problems in the source
countries like the international economic crisis and other difficulties.
Canada, which accounts for 38.9 percent of foreign visitors, remains in the
lead as Cuba's top tourist market with more than 1 million visitors to the
Caribbean island this year, according to ONEI figures.
Canada is followed by Britain, Germany, France, Argentina, Italy, Mexico,
Spain, Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, the Netherlands, Switzerland, China,
Peru and Brazil, the Cuban governmental organization said.
Original Source / Fuente Original:
CUBA-L FAIR USE NOTICE
This server contains copyrighted material the use of which has not always been specifically authorized by the copyright owner. We are making such material available in our efforts to advance understanding of Cuba's political, economic, human rights, international, cultural, educational, scientific, sports and historical issues, among others. We distribute the materials on the basis of a 'fair use' of any such copyrighted material as provided for in section 107 of the US Copyright Law. In accordance with Title 17 U.S.C. Section 107. The material is distributed without profit. The material should be used for information, research and educational purposes. For more information go to: http://www.law.cornell.edu/ uscode/17/107.shtml.