Canadian Tourism to Cuba on the Rise
The number of Canadian visitors in Cuba had a slight increase in January
to March quarter, official sources reported today.
The National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) reported that
Canadians constitute 48.9 percent of foreign visitors to Cuba, followed
by the Germans (3.9 percent) and the British (3.7 percent).
During that quarter, 947,891 visitors came to Cuba, slightly less than
in the same period last year (952,885), with a hotel occupancy rate of
63.7 percent from January to March in 2013, compared with 65, 7 percent
However, in terms of income, the ONEI said that this year there was a
slight increase compared to the same period last year.
The authorities’ strategy to support the industry lies in
diversification of tourist offers, above the fundamental sun and beach
tourism, involving attractions such as the nature, culture, history,
quality of life and recreational boating, among others.