Havana, Dec 31 (Prensa Latina) Cuba has welcome 4 million tourist arrivals before closing 2016, a whole new record for its pleasure industry that implies a necessary boost to its economy.
According to a report of the Ministry of Tourism, the number of arrivals till December 30 grew by 6% in relation to what it had been planned for 2016, and by 13% on a year to year basis compared to 2015.
By regions, North America and Europe were the two markets from which most of the tourists came to the island, though countries from other parts of the world also contributed a good share of visitors with increasing figures, the Ministry points out.
‘This new record of arrivals sets a commitment to continue on the ascending road to higher goals, raise the quality of services and heighten efficiency’, the official statement adds.
It underlines that this year good result is also an acknowledgment to the workers in the tourist industry, to travel agents inside and outside the country, to the Government for its consistent support and primarily to ‘our hospitable and educated people’.