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French airline Air Caraibes started operating yesterday in this Cuban eastern city as part of the route Paris-Santiago de Cuba-Havana, with a weekly frequency.
The passengers who opted for this destination will stay at Melia Santiago Hotel and Grand Hotel, in addition to private houses.
Paula Vazquez, commercial specialist of the Tourism Ministry in this province, told ACN that France is among the three leading tourist sources of Cuba in recent years, showing a sustainable growth.
So far this year, more than 13 400 vacationers have come from that European nation, which means an increase of over seven per cent with respect to the same period of 2015.
This new opportunity is a positive contribution to the development of this Caribbean destination, with has historical, cultural, patrimonial and natural attractions, along with its beaches with have warm temperatures as if it were summer, Vazquez said.
Last December 9th this French airline began its flights to Cuba, with the arrival in Havana.
From now on the Paris-Havana connections will be made on Fridays while the one with a stopover in Santiago de Cuba will be on Tuesdays.
The main French tour operators operating in Cuba and in particular in this eastern city are Sol Latino, Havanatour Paris, Vacances Air Transat (VAT), Thomas Cook France, Tui France and Cuba Passion. (acn)

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