The Jardines del Rey International Airport will increase its operations starting July with a flight from Portugal, which returns every summer, and one from Russia to join the existing flight.
The Sub Delegate of the Tourism Ministry in the territory, Lessner Gomez Molina said that the current season, in which the area welcomes less foreign visitors, the peak of the weekly flights has reached 32.
Canada continues to be the main market with 70 percent in Jardines del Rey while England also has good participation in the destination and Argentina shows a tendency of decreasing, he said.
The national market is second in the number of people that arrive to the installations and there is an active promotion in the city of Ciego de Avila and Moron for the sale of special reduced prices for the Cuban vacationers, he added.
The Jardines del Rey Airport was severely damaged by the impact of Hurricane Irma in September of 2017 and in November a new image of the region was inaugurated and more attractive for visitors.
Over 5 thousand foreign tourists is currently visiting the keys to the north of Ciego de Avila, an occupation similar to the same period last year thanks to the fast recovery of the effects of the hurricane, said Gomez Molina.
The destination currently has 17 hotels distributed in 7 thousand 173 rooms and another 500 will be concluded by the end of the year with the opening of the western section of the Punta Raza Hotel.
By Lisandra Lopez Perez