Record Figure of Tourists in High Season in Cuba

Minister Manuel Marrero said that the country has attractive natural resources, along with a historic and cultural legacy
2012-05-09 | 13:44:58 EST
VILLA CLARA, Cuba, May 9 (acn) The presence of over one million 730,000 visitors from December to April is a record for the island’s tourist high season in terms of the arrival of foreign travelers.
 
While inaugurating the 32nd International Tourism Fair, FITCUBA 2012, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero said that the country has attractive natural resources, along with a historic and cultural legacy.
   
These attractions bring to the Caribbean island persons from Canada, France, Argentina and some other 20 nations, including Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, Holland, Colombia and Brazil.
   
He highlighted the development of this economic sphere in 2011, when important investments were concluded in Varadero, Cayo Coco and Santa Maria, while works are being carried out in Havana, Remedios and Gibara, among some of the places ofd interest for foreign visitors. Several hotels in the country are being refurbished, like Havana’s Capri Hotel, he added.
 
Pablo Aguilera, Secretary for Tourism of the Republic of Argentina, a guest country to the meeting on this occasion, pointed out that there’s a state policy in his country for the development of such important economic sphere.
     
The Fair, inaugurated on Tuesday, will end on May 11, after exchanges of experiences between officials in this field, travel agents, journalists and airline representatives.    

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