|Cuba Starts to Become a Destination of Preference for Argentineans
2012.03.15 - 18:05:08 / firstname.lastname@example.org
HAVANA, Cuba.- Argentina has sent more than 29,000 tourists to Cuba so far this year, showing a staggering 40 percent surge compared to the same period last year.
A preliminary report of the Cuban Tourism Office for the Southern Cone reads that the figure represents more than 86 percent in relation with 2010, PL reported.
Regarding visitors from that region composed of the southernmost areas of South America, the report says 47,407 tourists had traveled to Cuba until March 11, a 24.31 increase.
Following Argentina at the top of outbound market for Cuba from the area is Chile (8, 260 travelers); Brazil and Peru.
Uruguay has sent more than 1,700 visitors, less than last year; while Paraguay, though not considered an important market for the island, had a remarkable 80.77 % growth with 235 tourists.
Reports, early this year, by the National Statistics Office of Cuba indicated that Argentina was placed second in January among the countries sending more travelers to the island, behind Canada and before Italy, France and U.K.
The upcoming 32nd International Tourism Fair of Cuba, FITCUBA 2012, scheduled for May 8-11, is expected to boost the island’s tourist arrivals.
The meeting will have Argentina as Guest Country of Honor and the Family segment as its main product.