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Cuba and Portugal to strengthen tourism ties
Published on January 27, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Manuel Marrero, Cuban minister of tourism, and Adolfo Mesquita , secretary of tourism of Portugal, have expressed their interest in boosting bilateral ties in this sector.

Both officials agreed in a meeting held during the 34th Tourism Fair in Madrid (FITUR) that the two nations will benefit if they work together, according to press release from the Cuban embassy in Spain and published by Prensa Latina news agency.

The meeting was also attended by the Cuban ambassador in Portugal, Johana Tablada, and the director of tourism at Cuba's embassy in Spain, Dulce María Sánchez.

Marrero also had business discussions with Portuguese tourism professionals from the Pestana Group and tour operators working in Cuba.

In 2013, 9,440 Portuguese people travelled to Cuba, a slight increase compared to 2012.

This year, Portuguese tour operators announced they will organize charter flights to Varadero on Saturdays from June 7 through September 20.
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