Every year Cuba celebrates the International Tourism Fair FitCuba and it is already in preparations of the next edition XXXVIII that it will take place from 2 to 5 May of 2018, with headquarters in Key Santa María, county of Villa Clara, and dedicated to the United Kingdom as country, and like product to the tourism of sun and beach.

Security and a deep cultural and historical legacy conform today the tourist offer of Cuba to reach the figure of 4,7 million visitors in 2017, it said today, Mayra Álvarez.

During a press meeting, she exposed a current panoramic of the tourism in Cuba and the development perspectives that, she said, it transforms to the island into a favorite tourist destination with a high percent of tourists repeating.

At the present time, the tourist sector counts with more than 68 thousand rooms in 366 hotels, most four and five stars, and in other lodging modalities that include to the private sector, at the same time that the surveys report 94 percent of the visitors’ satisfaction, she added.

Álvarez made a wide exhibition of the investment perspectives in the Cuban tourist sector and it indicated that already in the island they work near 20 hotel chains of grateful prestige at international level.

In that address she manifested disposition of the sector of elevating the quality of the tourist offer, in diving and nautical, cultural tourism, of nature, among other facets of the Cuban product.

Also she referred to the hotel investments in existent areas as the spa of Varadero, Santiago de Cuba, and new projects like those that are in development in the fabulous beaches and natural beauties of Ramón de Antillas, in the oriental county of Holguín, where they will get up more than 19 thousand rooms.

According to Álvarez, the island that registered two million visitors during 2004, has developed big projects from the 2014 in this economic sector, to increase more and more the figure of tourists’ affluence.

In foreign investment, Cuba plans to execute 140 projects, with priority in the renovation and construction of hotels, development of golf fields and of thematic parks with high technology, she said.

She highlighted that Cuba promotes itself like tourist destination with the construction of 103 thousand new rooms, 24 projects of construction of golf fields and 47 recreations, leisure and adventure projects, among other, which register in the projections up to the 2030.

With information of Cubasi.

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