Cuba Tourism Spikes 15% in 2011

HAVANA TIMES, March 24 — Tourist arrivals in Cuba increased by 14.7 per cent in the first two months of 2011 as compared to the previous year, the National Office of Statistics announced. That figure represents a recovery in tourist arrivals, which had decreased a little in January and February 2010, reported IPS.

Tourism is a major revenue earner for the Cuban economy with Canadians topping the list with over a third of the market. For several years now Cuba has received well over two million visitors per year.

 


3 thoughts on “Cuba Tourism Spikes 15% in 2011

  • March 25, 2011 at 11:30 am
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    How many Americans (in spite of the embargo)?

  • March 24, 2011 at 1:49 pm
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    I suspect that the increase is due to Canadians who no longer feel safe when in Mexico. Make sure that they get a warm welcome when they step off of the plane and go through immigration, and many of them, like I, will become regular visitors and supporters of your beautiful country and it’s people.

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