Tourists’ Arrival to Cuba Increases

Havana, Jul 30 (Prensa Latina) Cuba”s National Statistics and Information Bureau (ONEI) reported today that about 1,923,326 international visitors arrived in the island during the first half of 2015. The entity stated that about 1,660,110 visitors arrived in the country in the same period of 2014, representing comparatively an increase of 15.9 percent.

The report notes that in terms of tourists, that figure includes 1,897,226 persons, of which 26,100 vacationers and 8,411 cruise travelers, visited this Caribbean nation from January to June 2015.

About 218,635 visitors came here only in June this year, for an increase of 20.6 percent, compared to 181,337 travelers who visited Cuba in equal month in 2014.

As for the semester, the major tourist emitting markets were Canada, Germany, United Kingdom, France, Italy, Argentina, Venezuela, Mexico, Spain, and Chile.

About 72,930 people arrived only in June from Canada, compared with 63,700 the previous year, for a 14.5 percent increase, to keep it as the main emitting market to Cuba.

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