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Economic changes in Cuba exert positive influence on tourism
Published on December 17, 2013 Email To Friend    Print Version

HAVANA, Cuba (ACN) -- New economic measure adopted in Cuba are having a positive effect on the tourism industry as privately owned restaurants and hotels are included in the offers to visitors and are taken into account by foreign tour operators and official Cuban travel agencies.

The commercial director of Cuba’s ministry of tourism, Jose Bisbé, said that a number of the private tourist operators are already included in the offers available to foreign visitors.

Inspectors from the ministry have already ascertained the high quality of the offers and services provided by private tourist operators and include them in the offers to foreign visitors.

The current winter season, just started in Cuba, provides mild weather and excellent conditions for tourists escaping snow and freezing temperatures in their home countries and travel to Cuba to enjoy the benign climate enjoyed by the Caribbean island and its beaches and resorts.

Cuban tour operators hope to reverse this winter period a slight decrease of visitors earlier this year and are adding offers to those interested in combining their visit to tropical Cuba with the excellent medical services available in the Island, or with the enjoyment of natural resources, mountains, parks and beaches or visiting Cuba aboard cruise ships, who are arriving in the island’s ports with increasing frequency.

At the end of this year, Cuba offers 61,000 hotel rooms and suites, 65 percent of which offer four or five star service.

The main source countries for visitors to Cuba are Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, France and Italy.
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