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Cuba, closer to achieving the record of five million visitors

Cuba, closer to achieving the record of five million visitors
A total of 4,257,754 international visitors arrived in Cuba until November 2017, 19.7% more than in the same period of 2016, despite the damages suffered in hotel facilities and other services in the area after the passage of Hurricane Irma, according to data from the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur).

The positive figures in the arrival of visitors is a consequence of the strategies that have been implemented this year, such as the recovery of the modality of circuits and groups of events, the new air operations in the high season and the incidence of cruise activity, which reported more than 397 500 visitors, according to the Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, in the service commission of People's Power of Cuba.

On the other hand, due to the plan of measures approved this year by the Council of Ministers to deal with climate change, actions have also been taken aimed at the sustainability of tourism by 2050 and 2100.

Regulatory measures such as the law of coasts and the linking of the territories to the Life Task were put in place to demolish those facilities that were on the dunes and move those hotels and homes to other places, according to the minister.

The main market

Canada, continues to be the main source of tourists to Cuba, however in the last two years it has presented some difficulties due to the weakening of its currency, which caused it to stop entering last year. about 150 million Canadian dollars.

In view of this situation, all the contracts of 2017 were signed in US dollars, an action that generated a slight increase in the price of the destination. Up to December 2017 there was a 6% decrease in visits from that destination compared to the previous year.

Behind Canada, with 23% of arrivals, are the United States and Cubans living in that country with more than 1.25 million travelers.

Meanwhile, the traditional markets that grow the most are France, Italy, Russia, Spain, Argentina and Brazil (all surpassed their records). In the case of Russia, since August it has surpassed the historical number of visits to Cuba and it has increased in the order of 68% - 100,000 Russians.


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