Monday, February 26, 2024

Cuba foresees the growth of tourism in 2024

According to the official, the island does not give up on the goal of overcoming the barrier of three million visitors, where it is important to increase the air connection.

It is also proposed to diversify the markets, deal with media campaigns to denigrate the island, improve services, expand options, and offer facilities and incentives to Cubans living abroad, according to the policy in the country to strengthen the relationship with its countrymen abroad, among others. actions.

Speaking on the radio and television program Mesa Redonda, García pointed out that last year the Caribbean country received 2,436,980 visitors, which means an increase of more than 800,000 tourists compared to 2022.

Cuba is optimistic despite the complex scenario imposed by the blockade of the United States, he said, and pointed out that the unilateral policy of Washington and the arbitrary inclusion of the island in the list of countries promoting terrorism significantly affect the activity of tourist

Despite this situation, the Caribbean country plans to grow in 2024, a vision that encourages the reconnection achieved in 2023 in 32 countries through 50 airlines.

He explained that Canada leads the list of issuing markets, followed by Cubans living abroad, Russia, and the United States, despite the limitations of the blockade.

García stated that the arrival of visitors to Europe is also increasing, led by Spain, Portugal, and Germany.

In addition, arrivals from Latin American countries such as Colombia, Brazil, Venezuela, Argentina, Peru, and Bolivia are increasing, and work is being done to recover the Mexican market, which is traditional on the island and has many wells, he said.

He also stated that other countries, such as Turkey and Poland, have consolidated themselves as issuing markets.

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