New strategy of Cuban tourism to develop the sector
The Cuban Ministry of Tourism has drawn up a strategy to promote foreign investment and more access to new technologies in such a way that vacationers have Internet connections in all tourist centers of the country, said head of the sector, Juan Carlos García Granda.
When speaking on the television radio program Mesa Redonda, García Granda outlined all the measures the country adopts in tourism to reverse the incidence of Covid-19 in that sector of the Cuban economy and works to reach previously registered levels as soon as possible despite the pandemic.
He stressed that the so-called "industry without chimneys" is one of Cuba’s most important economic branches, despite the slowdown caused by Covid-19 worldwide.
He also mentioned as part of the strategy to diversify the offer of Cuban tourism and consider important issues such as nature and culture, among others.
The planned program also includes the sustainability of Cuban tourism products, such as refurbishing the facilities and ensure their recovery, putting into operation all possible spaces.
For his part, the Minister of Transportation, Eduardo Rodríguez, during the program reiterated that all Cuban international airports are open for commercial flights as of this Thursday, except the Havana air terminal, where only humanitarian and cargo flight operations are still maintained.
In all the facilities, he added, compliance with hygienic-sanitary measures to avoid the spread of Covid-19, are guaranteed and reiterated that those who arrive in the country will undergo a PCR test to guarantee their safety.
This shows the country's willingness to preserve the health of both tourists who visit the country and its own workers, which is a concern of authorities to care for everyone, sign of the security Cuba offers as a tourist destination.