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The sixth edition of the eco-tourism event -TURNAT 2007- will be hosted by Baracoa, the first city founded in Cuba, from September 18-21, reported business monthly Negocios en Cuba.

The city awarded National Monument, is known for its rain forests, excellent for cocoa and coffee plantations, but also for its rich fauna and flora that make up the ideal environment for nature lovers.

As in preceding years, the meeting will attract tour operators, tourists, scholars and specialists in the marketing of nature-oriented travel packages.

Previously held in the provinces of Pinar del Rio, Cienfuegos and Granma, among others, this edition will include master conferences and open debates on offers and models followed in the marketing and exploitation of natural resources.

The program includes hiking in ecological trails and activities to become familiar with different tourism destinations in Holguin, Santiago de Cuba and Granma, in the eastern part of the island.

Baracoa was founded in 1511 and has the widest biodiversity of the Cuban archipelago and the Caribbean islands. Located about 800 miles east of Havana, the area has outstanding virgin forests, clear mountain rivers like the Toa, with impressive mountain ranges and beautiful beaches and coves.

Source: Prensa Latina

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