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Cuba reports increase in first quarter tourist arrivals
Published on June 11, 2014 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- Cuba has reported 1,282,734 foreign visitors in the first quarter of 2014, almost a third of the expected figure for this year.

Tourist arrivals have grown by 5 percent thus far, which is positive for the sector's expectations to reach 3 million visitors in 2014, according to the National Statistics Office (ONE).

Canada continues to be the major source of tourists to the island, followed by Germany, France, Italy, and the UK.

Cuban tourism officials say, although the summer season has traditionally been less favorable, expectations are good given the introduction of new flights and the promotion of special offers.

Cuba received 2,852,572 tourists in 2013, which translated into more than $1.8 billion. However, the figure represented only 0.5 percent growth for the sector.

At present Cuba offers 58,434 hotel rooms, in four and five-star-facilities throughout the island.
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