Cuba to participate in Spanish Tourism Fair
Cuba will participate from January 21st through the 24th in the 36th edition of the International Tourism Fair (Fitur 2016) of Madrid, one of the main tourism markets for the island.
Considered a leader in Latin America and second in terms of prestige, according to specialized media, it is a meeting point for professionals interested in positioning their tourism products and strengthening links with tour operators and travel agents in the region.
Headed by Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero, the Cuban mission will provide information to visitors about the island’s main destinations: Varadero, Trinidad, the northern keys of Villa Clara, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo, Holguin and Santiago de Cuba.
According to a communiqué by the Tourism Ministry (Mintur), visitors to the Cuban stand will also know the attractions of the city of Havana, venue of the International Tourism Fair, FitCuba 2016, dedicated this time to Canada as guest country and to culture as product.
Also present at FITUR will be executives of the hotel chains Group Gaviota, Cubanacan, Gran Caribe, Islazul, Habaguanex, Melia Hotels, Iberostar, NH, Barcelo, Blau, Blue Diamonds and Accor; of the reception agencies Havanatur, Cubatur and Gaviotatours, and the tour operator Havanatur, as well as of Paradiso, Amistur and Caracol.
According to the National Bureau of Statistics and Information, from January to November 2015, 95,279 Spanish visitors arrived in Cuba, a figure higher than the 70,584 registered in the same period of 2014, and that placed that European market as sixth globally for the Caribbean nation.