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Panama and Costa Rica lead CentAm tourism towards Cuba

Nearly 200,000 tourists coming from Central America are traveling to Cuba every year, and Panama and Costa Rica are the countries with a greatest representation, said here Cuban Tourism Ministry official Pablo Vazquez.


27 de mayo de 2017 - Taken from Prensa Latina

Nearly 200,000 tourists coming from Central America are traveling to Cuba every year, and Panama and Costa Rica are the countries with a greatest representation, said here Cuban Tourism Ministry official Pablo Vazquez.

In his statements to the press, as part of the 8th edition of an exhibit called EXPOTURISMO, Vazquez (Cuban representative to Venezuela and Central America) assured there was a growth, near 15 percent in the zone, compared to years before, since people want to know the real Cuba, a safe and hospitalary nation.

Answering a question on the visit of US citizens to the island, Vazquez said that nearly 400,000 are traveling, but only inside the 12 categories approved by the US government, so the category of tourist is not included in the list, limiting the US citizen's constitutional rights.

Vazquez stated that Canada is still the main visit issuer to the Caribbean island, followed by the United States, Germany and the United Kingdom, a nation to which the next edition of the Cuban Tourism Fair will dedicate its working sessions.

He pointed out that inside the Central American context, Panama is the main one, with 16,000 tourists at the end of 2016, which might be increased in the next years.

Other countries such as Mexico and Argentina, also have a significant number of visitors.

Cuban Ambassador to Panama, Antonio Miguel Pardo, reminded that other countries, such as Russia, Japan, China and some Arabian nations, present an important growth average, and there are US chains like Sheraton (three hotels in Cuba), Marriot and Widham, interested in the Cuban market.

After presenting the services and desinations offered by Cuba, Vazquez gave details on the cruiser tourism modality, opened again to Cuba, after several decades of prohibitions by US extra-territorial legislations.

The disposal presented by the ports of Havana, Holguin, Santiago de Cuba, Cienfuegos and Isle of Youth, increases the offer registered in years before, since cruisers coming from the US and other countries, are now arriving.

As a conclussion, Vazquez expressed that a sample of the Cuban tourism growth is, that with almost 40 days before the closing of the first semester of 2017, Cuba recahed the data of 2 million tourists in the period.


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