Cuba presents its tourism portfolio to Spanish businessmen

Cuba’s Minister of Tourism, Juan Carlos Garcia Granda, explained the strengths of the smoke-free industry in the country and highlighted the success of the vaccination campaign with three vaccines that have been shown to be effective.

Garcia Granda, who leads his country’s delegation to the International Tourism Fair (FITUR), which is scheduled to open on January 19 at the IFEMA-Madrid fair institution, spoke about some objectives for 2030, such as the increase in hotel capacity to 95,000 rooms and exceeding six million visitors. .

During the meeting with representatives of different companies in the tourism sector in Spain, he presented ideas to increase the real estate area related to golf courses and marinas, and mentioned the expectations in Cienfuegos, known as the Pearl of South of Cuba.

He mentioned other projects in the provinces of Artemisa, Pinar del Rio, Holguin, Varadero, Matanzas and Havana.

In response to questions, the minister said that the severe US economic blockade, tightened under the Donald Trump administration, has slowed the development of tourism in Cuba, in addition to the problems caused by the Covid-19 pandemic.

FITUR, which will run until January 23, will bring together 107 countries, with the Dominican Republic being the guest of honor.

The other participants are Mexico, Peru, Jamaica, Barbados, Cuba, Ecuador, Argentina, Chile, Colombia, Venezuela, Panama, Costa Rica and Guatemala, to name a few. only a few.