Cuba receives 1.3 million foreign visitors

Cuban professor and researcher Jose Luis Perello said that 1.3 million foreign tourists had visited Cuba at the end of the first semester of 2023

He added on Facebook that preliminary figures indicated an increase of 50.6 percent compared to the same period in 2019, accounting for a little more than 1.298 million foreign holidaymakers.

The recovery of Canadian tourism, Cuba’s major tourist-sending market, reached 80.3 percent with respect to 2019, with 583,025 travelers.

Three markets accounted for 70 percent of the accumulated total of international tourist arrivals, following the Canadians: Cuban residents abroad (176,349), the United States (82,280) and Russia (67,615).

The latter market should show a better performance as of July 1, after the resumption of direct flights from Moscow by Nordwind Airlines.

Source: Lao News Agency