Cuba Expects 2.3 Million Tourists for 2008

HAVANA TIMES, Nov. 16 – Cuba reached two million tourists for 2008 on Friday and expects to surpass the record of 2.3 million visitors set in 2005. First Deputy Minister of Tourism Alexis Trujillo headed the welcoming party at Havana’s Jose Marti International Airport for the group of visitors that completed the milestone. While the US blockade prohibits its citizens from traveling to Cuba, the island receives large numbers of Canadians and Europeans.