Cuba reaches the first one million tourists this year

Campaign News | Tuesday, 1 June 2004

On target to receive 2 milllion by the end of 2004

Message from the Cuban Tourism Ministry

WITH particular satisfaction, our country has received one million visitors up until May 30 this year. In 2002 this total was achieved on July 29 and in 2003 on June 29. These results make it possible that the two-million figure could be reached by the end of the year for the first time in the island’s history of tourism.

There was a sustained growth in the arrival of visitors during the high season, 11.8% up on the last year, and a similar pattern was observed in May. These figures were reached despite the anti-Cuban campaigns and the enemy’s efforts to negatively affect our tourism industry.

As a tourist destination in the Caribbean Cuba is arousing steadily greater expectations, confirming that our visitors are opting for a tourism of peace, health and proven security.

The indices and development of Cuban tourism are closely linked to the work of tour operators, travel agencies, airlines and associated hotel chains, the press and communicators.

The agencies within the Cuban tourism sector and their workers have their share in this result, while renewing their commitment to greater efficiency at the height of their noble and important task.

Ministry of Tourism

May 30, 2004

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