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Canada continues as first issuer of tourists to Cuba

By: CubaPLUS Magazine
Jun 24, 2024
Canada continues as first issuer of tourists to Cuba

Canada continues to be the first issuer of tourists to Cuba, registering 541,871 visitors between January and May of this year, according to figures released by the Office National Statistics and Information (ONEI).

According to the ONEI report, in the first five months of 2024 reached the highest Antilles one million 174 thousand 888 foreign vacationers, which shows a recovery of the tourism in this destination, an increase of 102.7% compared to the same period of the preceding year.

According to ONEI, the Cuban community abroad ranked second, followed by United States, Russia and the United Kingdom. It is also mentioned among the main issuing markets Germany, France, Italy, Spain and Mexico.

In the opinion of specialists, the figure reached during the first five months of the year show that it will not be difficult to exceed more than three million visitors expected by the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) for this 2024, for which workers in this sector will propose to make efforts to eliminate deficiencies, offer quality products and quality services, according to statements by the minister of the sector, Juan Carlos García Granda, during the annual balance sheet carried out by that institution at the beginning of this year.

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