Havana, Oct 19 (Prensa Latina) The major Spanish hotel chains such as Melia Hotels International, Iberostar and Barcelo are strongly considening the resumption of tourism in Cuba, according to their reports.
According to reports on their intentions, tasks and profiles on Twitter and Facebook, these companies trust the strengthening of the travel industry to this island, based on security concepts and health protection mechanisms.
These criteria is repeatedly expressed online on Monday. The three hotel chains have over 60 hotels on the island, a business that started in the 1990s.
They have contacts with Spanish Minister of Industry, Commerce and Tourism Reyes Maroto in order to take into account pressures from the U.S. against Cuban tourism.
The first company to open a hotel in Cuba was Melia, in 1990. It was Sol Palmera in Varadero, the main resort in the country.
Since then, Melia’s interests and investments have grown up to 34 hotels and 15,000 rooms in Cuba.
Iberostar has 21 hotels on this island: in Havana, Cayo Largo del Sur, Varadero, Trinidad, and Holguin, and on the northen keys of the central provinces of Villa Clara and Ciego de Avila.
The Barcelo group, also based in Mallorca, runs three hotels in Cuba through management contracts, with 2,706 posts.
The hotel infrastructure in Cuba exceeds 70,000 rooms, of which 17.6 percent are located in Havana, and 63 percent are four and five-star facilities.