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Cuba's tourism opportunities presented in Bulgaria

Increasing the number of tourists traveling to Cuba from Eastern Europe was the aim of the conference given by experts of the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) at the embassy of the Caribbean island in Sophia, Bulgaria.

The conference and a video displaying Cuba's main tourist destinations was attended by Bulgarian Deputy Minister for Economy and Energy, Valentin Ivanov, President of the Bulgarian Association of Travel Agencies, Donka Sokolova, plus representatives of over forty tour operators, travel agencies and airlines.

The MINTUR delegation, headed by Cuba's representative of Tourism in Moscow and Eastern Europe, Carlos Oscar Hernandez, completed a two-day program aimed at promoting Cuba as a tourist destination and fostering the exchange with Bulgarian authorities of the field.

"We are talking about 45 to 50 thousand tourists from Russia and Eastern Europe visiting Cuba in 2006 alone, a significant and promising figure", Hernandez told the press.

According to MINTUR, Cuba welcomed 2,187 Bulgarian tourists in 2006.

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