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The Cuban Ministry of Tourism seeks to attract visitors from the United Kingdom

The Cuban Ministry of Tourism seeks to attract visitors from the United Kingdom

The Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mentor) seeks to attract visitors from United kingdom During its participation in the WTM 2021 London International Fair, which will be held until Wednesday in the British capital.

The delegation of the Antilles is headed by the head of the sector, Juan Carlos Garcia, who commented that during the meeting, “an effort was made to update the network of tour operators on the situation in the Caribbean island and to increase flights between the two countries.” Indicates an agency Latin Press (PL).

“This is a very traditional market that we should give the opportunity to be at the beginning of the season,” said Garcia, who said that so far they have “made some commitments” with British tour agencies and companies, with the aim of increasing the attendance of visitors from that country as of the resumption of tourism activity on the island. widely on November 15.

“I think we will be able to count on the English market in these first months of opening,” he stressed.

The President of Mentor stressed that the resumption of tourism in Cuba will have strength in the implementation of hygiene measures that must ensure the safety of travelers and citizens, as well as the wide coverage of vaccination against viruses on the island.

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In addition, he said that the entire hotel factory in the country, consisting of more than 75,000 rooms, “is ready to receive visitors after major maintenance during a period of time.” Impasse Because of last year’s pandemic,” review PL.

However, Garcia predicted that tourism activity “will show a certain fragility at this first stage”, so it will be difficult to get to previous years’ figures. As of last August, just over 160,000 tourists traveled to Cuba, around 2,960,000 fewer than the same period in 2019 and 824 thousand compared to the first eight months of last year, according to data Offered weeks ago by Mintur.

Among the Cuban destinations promoted in London were Havana, Matanzas, the Northern Keys to Villa Clara, Jardins del Rey, Holguin, and Santiago de Cuba. During the event, it was scheduled to launch the next edition of the FITCUBA 2022 Fair, which will be held in the Varadero resort, and will be dedicated to Russia and the Sun and Beach way.