The winter is coming and Cuba gets ready for receiving the highest amount of tourist of the year.
The Island waits to overcome the figures of 2013. Despite of complicated context of world crisis, the country registered the arriving of 2071533 visitors until August, an increase of 3, 7% with regard to 2013 and it waits for to raise this economic indicator.
The mains markets that will contribute to such results are Canada, the biggest historically; groups from Europe, some nations like Germany, Italy, Spain, Holland, Switzerland and Austria. In the Asiatic continent overhang China and in our region Cuba awaits for the increase of tourist from Venezuela, Chile, Colombia, Brazil, and Peru.
This raise is accompanied of the opening of new routes. The Condor airline will open a new stop in Santa Clara. AirBerlin will rise in two flights Varadero´s destination, just like Airlines Cup. Other lines will start to operate in the Island such as Pegas, Nordwind, Interjet of Mexico and LOT Airlines of Poland.
Not only the tourist will come to our country by air, the Ministry of Tourism confirmed the arriving of cruise ships of the whole world. Cuba Cruise, from Canada, Star Clipper and Hamburg from Germany, the British Thomson Dream and Balmoral, Panorama and Semester at Sea from United States are some of the most important ships that will arrive to the country, these will add more than 200 scales in the whole season.
The hotel industry has led his investment process in this year to concentrate all its efforts to improve their installations. With around of 62000 rooms, it waits to keep the economic indicators predicted.
Cayo Coco, Cayo Levisa and Cayo Largo del Sur will begin marketing a group of cabanas of high standard; hotels in cities with a patrimonial value are ready and will reopen the installations like Rancho San Vicene, Soroa and Arenal. Likewise continue investments in the hotels Comodoro and Riviera in Havana, Brisas del Caribe, Kawama, Bella Costa and others of Hicacos peninsula.
The national travel agencies like Havanatur, Cubatur, Cubanacan, etc. have prepared excellent circuits. The extra-hotel group Palmares is also ready to receive the winter season with full package of offerts in the all country.
By Oscar Rojas Curbelo, Cuba Headlines
November 3, 2014