Cuban tourism has been booming of late (Enviajes).
TODAY CUBA – María del Carmen Orellana, head of marketing at the Cuban Tourism Ministry (Mintur) announced that the island continues to record growth in the tourism area.
According to official figures, last January there was a 15% increase in tourism, with Canada being the main market contributing 30% of the total number of visitors received by Cuba during the past month.
In the case of the Americans, Orellana explained that despite the US ban on tourism in Cuba, Americans have continued to arrive. Figures show that 284,937 Americans visited the island in 2016, a 74% increase over the previous year.
According to this first report of the year, Mintur estimates that the increase will be greatly aided by the arrival