March 29, 2017
“Nowadays there are around 66 850 rooms destined for international tourism in the state sector, while the non-state sector offers nearly 20 000.
“We are adding between 2 500 and 3 000 rooms every year, so we think that 4 500 per year can be achieved in 2019, and at this rate 104 000 new capacities can be reached in 2030” as Viceminister of tourism Luis Miguel Díaz Sánchez told JR.
With a view to the tourism development program aimed at 2030, Sánchez said, that investment are not only geared toward the creation of new hotel facilities, but toward the renovation of others that have been getting old, like the international marinas and the boost to the extra hotelier platform.
“Tourism will continue to offer diverse services in the pursuit of a sustainable and comprehensive proposal”, he said.
At this point the main places of development are Havana, Varadero, the Southern-central region of Cuba, the Northern cays from Villa Clara to Camagüey, the Northern area of Holguín (Covarrubias sector) and the city of Santiago de Cuba.
In the case of Havana, where the Manzana hotel will open doors soon, other facilities of that kind are built in the old part of the city and new proyects near the sea wall and the Eastern part of the province will be added.
All this is taking place in the weeks prior to the SAHIC event scheduled for May 15 and 16, for first time in Cuba. This is a meeting of businessmen and different companies which get together to explore investment opportunities in the tourist sector.
Translated by ESTI