Cuba reports increase in foreign tourist arrivals

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This opinion, shared by experts from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR), points out that Cuba could receive 2.5 million foreign travelers this year.

The latest report from Cuba’s National Statistics and Information Office (ONEI) showed an increase in foreign tourist arrivals in May, proof of the recovery of this economic sector.

ONEI said in a statement that through May, Cuba had received 811,479 travelers, up 591.7 percent from the same period in 2021 and the equivalent of 674,330 more travelers.

During the period from January to May, Canada was the main source market for tourists, followed by the Cuban community abroad, the Russian Federation, the United States, Germany, Spain, UK, France, Italy and Poland, among others.

Cuba was reopened to tourism on November 15, after a pause due to the Covid-19 pandemic, during which the authorities focused on hotel investments, repairs and the promotion of the products they offer.

Cuba aims to end this year with 2.5 million foreign holidaymakers (it received more than four million a year before the health crisis) and seems to be progressing at a good pace.

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