With a record over 1.342 million tourists, the Cuban main tourist resort, Varadero Beach, will close the year 2015.The information was given by a delegate of the Cuban Tourism Ministry (MINTUR), Ivis Fernandez, in the western province of Matanzas.
During a meeting here with reporters, Fernandez said that the record will represent a growth of almost nine porcentual points over the previous year, when over 1.202 million tourists traveled to Varadero.
Fernandez pointed out that this renowned tourist pole surpassed the number of foreign tourists over one million last September, for the eighth period of 12 consecutive months.
The Mintur official predicted favorable results for the newly launched high tourist season, which runs until May 2016, by confirmation of strong sales by tour operators operating in Varadero Beach.
“Occupancy levels in the hotel facilities will be high and the accumulated so far this year is around 80 percent,” he said About
On the preparation tasks to successfully face the winter season 2015-2016, she mentioned the repair of rooms at the offices of Cubanacan, Gran Caribe, Gaviota and Islazul, and improvements made to the networks of restaurants and shops.
She highlighted as strengths of Cuba as a tourist destination the country’s security, which she regarded as the best indicator of tourism on the island, in addition to the purpose of achieving sustainable and sustainable tourism.
Fernández specified that Canada conserves its leadership like the biggest issuing country, followed by the Cuban market; Germany, with important growths, as well as United Kingdom, Argentina and Russia.
She commented the growth in the sales of optional trips in particular those linked with the nautical activities, and the tours to the capital, the city of Matanzas and to the southern Marsh of Zapata.
Varadero is seated in the peninsula of Hicacos, north of the western territory of Matanzas and about 140 kilometers to the east of Havana, it has a hotel plant of 20, 560 rooms and a wide net at the present time.
It prepares of little more than half hundred of hotels dedicated to the tourism industry, of which 70 percent possesses the category of five or four stars, and receives the third part of the excursionists visiting Cuba.