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In January 2016 tourist arrivals increased to Cuba

In January 2016 tourist arrivals increased to Cuba
The Cuban specialist in tourism issues José Luis Perelló reported on February 13th in Havana only in Cuba last January received 417 764 visitors, which represents an increase of 12.7 percent over the same period the year precedent.

"This implies good rate of increase for this sector in the archipelago in 2015 concluded that more than three million visitors," added the professor of the Faculty of Tourism at the University of Havana.

He explained that Canada reached number one emitter (173 000 727), followed by Italy (23 009), Germany (21 473), United States (20 997) and France (19 140). .

It meant that the sprout in the growth of tourism in the largest island of the Antilles from improved relations with the US, spoke with a growth of 17.4 percent in 2015 to receive three million 524 779 visitors during the year just ended.

We must remember that tourists are not considered US citizens, because the blockade prevents them from coming to Cuba in such a condition. They are only allowed to visit the Caribbean nation those classified in 12 categories of travel.

Perello said that remarkable results are reflected in the recovery and growth of cruise tourism (135 %) and yachting (53.9 %).

Cuban tourism areas with the highest rates were Havana, Villa Clara, Varadero, Ciego de Avila and Holguin.


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