More than a quarter of a million tourists visited Cuba in January

This represents an increase of 104% compared to the same period in 2023, but 47% less than in the same period in 2019, the year before the pandemic.

OnCuba StaffFebruary 25, 2024

Cuba received more than a quarter of a million tourists in January of this year, according to official statistics.

In total, 259,898 tourists arrived on the island in the first month of 2024, which represents an increase of 104% compared to the same period in 2023.

However, this means 47% less than in the same period of 2019, the year before the pandemic, as reported this Friday by the National Office of Statistics and Information (ONEI).

The figure represents a timid recovery in international tourism, in one of the main months of the high season in Cuba.

Among visitors in January, those arriving from Canada (127,172), the main issuing country, once again stood out.

The North American country had a year-on-year increase of 98.2% and was followed by Russia (22,272) — double the previous year, for a 216.8% increase — and the Cuban community abroad (21,910), which had an increase of 88.2%.

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