Brasilia, Jun 7(Prensa Latina) The Brazilian tourism to Cuba maintained its trend to sustained growth, after increasing in May about 26 percent, compared to the same period in 2017, sources from the sector revealed today.
More than 3,180 visitors from Brazil arrived in May, 25.98 percent higher than the same month last year, Tourism Minister in charge of this market, Mariano Fernandez Arias, told Prensa Latina.
The average of Brazilian travelers to the Caribbean island in the first five months of 2018 is now 18,380, 14.65 percent higher than in the same stage of 2017, he said.
With these figures, Brazil is 16th among the main tourist issuing market to Cuba and with growths that in case of May, is only surpassed by Chile (30.27 percent) and in the first five months by Mexico (19.73) among Latin American markets, he noted.
Fernandez Arias also noted the importance of the recent Cuba’s participation in the World Travel Market Latin America fair, held in Sao Paulo in April, which brought together more than 20,000 participants.
According to official figures offered by the Ministry of Tourism, until concluding May, the island received more than 2,160,000 visitors, with a notable increase of those who arrived aboard cruise ships and mega yachts: more than 300,000, for a rise in 38.33 percent compared to the same period of 2017.