Cuba Continues Welcoming an Increasing Number of Tourists

Havana, Dec 23 (Prensa Latina) Cuba welcomed this year, from January to November, 3,108,551 tourists, a number that ratifies the upward trend in the reception of tourists, an official source reported today.

According to the monthly report by the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI), 8,611 arrived in the island on Cruises, a specialty that is increasing, due to the island’s position in the Caribbean, one of the most visited regions or with more arrivals of these floating hotels.

Canada, Germany, France, the United Kingdom and Italy are among the five main sources of tourists, while Mexico and Venezuela stand out in Latin America, due to the large number of tourists that choose Cuba as a recreational destination.

The ONEI also highlighted a group of nations with an important increase in the numbers of tourists they send, including Japan, Haiti, Costa Rica, Ireland and Poland.

The Tourism Ministry has included in its plans to increase the number of accommodations up to 85,000 rooms by 2020.

With a positive assessment in the year that is about to conclude, tourism continues to be one of the most important sectors in the Cuban economy.

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