Two million tourists third year in a row
Campaign News | Thursday, 30 November 2006
UK is second biggest market after Canada
Havana, Nov 29 (Prensa Latina) Cuba receives over two million tourists for third year in a row, informed Wednesday an official report from the Ministry of Tourism.
The report highlights that the figure is evidence of the positioning achieved by the Cuban tourism product in the main markets.
Canada heads the list of emitting countries, followed by the United Kingdom, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Mexico, in that order.
More persons choose Cuba each year as a unique destination, not only for its exceptional beaches and sun, but also for being nature-friendly, its health and security conditions, adds the note.
It also speaks highly of historical and cultural values as the leading points of interest, as well as for its social achievements.
"Today all tourism and supporting institutions work tirelessly to guarantee favorable occupancy rates during the high season. Everything is ready for an intense winter season," says the release.
Cuban authorities thank tour operators, airlines and the media for their support, and recognizes the joint efforts of the sector?s professionals, Cubans and foreigners alike linked to this activity.
The hottest resorts this season are Varadero beach, 80 miles east of Havana, the King Gardens along the north central coast and the historical center of Havana.
Cuban accommodations total over 41 thousand rooms in about 200 hotels throughout the island.