Record number of winter season tourists for Cuba

While inaugurating the 32nd International Tourism Fair, FITCUBA 2012, Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero said that the country has attractive natural resources, along with a historic and cultural legacy.

These attractions bring to the Caribbean island people from Canada, France, Argentina and some other 20 nations, including Germany, Mexico, Venezuela, Holland, Colombia and Brazil.

He highlighted the development of this economic sector in 2011, when important investments were concluded in Varadero, Cayo Coco and Santa Maria, while works are being carried out in Havana, Remedios and Gibara, among some of the places of interest for foreign visitors. Several hotels in the country are being refurbished, such as Havana’s Capri Hotel, he added.

Pablo Aguilera, Secretary for Tourism of the Republic of Argentina, a guest country to the meeting on this occasion, pointed out that there’s a state policy in his country for the development of such an important economic activity.

The Fair, inaugurated on Tuesday, will end on Friday, after exchanges of experiences between officials in this field, travel agents, journalists and airline representatives.

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