Cuba expects more than two million tourists in 2007
Cuba will receive more than two million tourists for the fourth consecutive year in 2007, it was announced by Cuban Tourism Deputy Minister Alexis Trujillo during the inauguration of the Sixth International Event on Tourism of Nature (TURNAT) that began on Tuesday in the easternmost city of Baracoa.
Trujillo recalled that Cuba received two million tourists for the first time in 2004 and everything indicates that it will happen again this year.
The TURNAT events, hosted by Cuba since 2000, contribute to the increase in the number of tourists who visit the island.
The tourism official noted that Cuba has special potential to develop this form of tourism that is gradually becoming more and more popular worldwide.
As an example, Trujillo cited Baracoa, which currently is one of the island's main attractions for eco-tourists, tour-operators and travel agencies from 13 countries, including solid markets of tourism of nature such as Germany, Italy, Spain and the United Kingdom.
During the 27th edition of the Tourism International Fair held last May in Havana, it was announced that between this year and 2010, there will be an investment of 170 million Cuban convertible pesos in the tourist sector that will benefit more than 200 facilities and will contribute to the modernization and revitalization of tourist products.
Source: Caribbean Net News