Cuba 2021-2022 calendar of events presented
Next year and extending to 2022, Cuba will host a total of 181 national and international events on important topics, for which it plans to apply the appropriate health and safety protocols in favor of the preservation of the health of all participants.
The presentation of the calendar was in charge of Dalila Alba González García, Deputy Director General of Marketing of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism, who explained the importance of this type of travel that has provided great benefits in terms of per capita income, much higher than that of international tourism.
Of the total events planned for 2021, 47 will belong to the subject of science and technology, culture 29, social sciences 25, sports 22, education 21, health 20 and tourism 17, she pointed out.
In the so-called industry without chimneys, González García emphasized the 40th edition of the International Tourism Fair (FITCUBA), which will take place in the Varadero resort from May 3 to 8, with Russia, as the guest country, and whose central theme will be the Sun and Beach modality.
She also stressed that during this meeting, FITCUBA MAIS will have a space dedicated to event and incentive tourism in Cuba, another example of the importance that the largest of the Antilles gives to the development of this activity.
For 2022, she added, a total of 65 events are planned so far, of which 27 will correspond to the theme of science and technology and 24 to education.
Finally, she expressed the optimism of Cuban authorities in the reactivation of the country's tourism industry and stressed that “without a doubt the incentives, congresses and exhibitions make up a branch of great economic strength and is one of the areas in which Cuba will work to establish itself despite the current scenario”.
National and foreign entities accredited in the country, as well as the press participated in the presentation of the calendar, held at the emblematic Hotel Nacional de Cuba, close to its 90th birthday.