Cuba to Host Important Tourism Meeting

Havana, Sep 15 (Prensa Latina) Cuba will host the 60th Meeting of the Regional Committee for the Americas of the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO), according to an official report by Cuban authorities.

A statement by the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur), released on Tuesday explains that a Cuban delegation headed by Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero attends the General Assembly of UNWTO in Medellin, Colombia.

Mintur adds that during that meeting in Medellin was made the proposal, which was accepted unanimously, that the 60th Meeting should be held in Havana in May 2016.

This proposal shows how the member countries of the UNWTO support Cuba, stressed the statement.

Cuba has a large potential in the current tourism scenario. So far this year, visitor arrivals grew 17 percent and also increased the interests of foreign investors in this important area.

The statement concludes by adding that Cuba will continue to offer tourism of peace, health and safety to visitors, and confers great importance to the advancement of tourism, and the bonds of friendship and cooperation among peoples and governments.

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