Cuba Business

Cuba reports 1,559,185 tourists through September 2004

Posted November 02, 2004 by publisher in Cuba Business.


The number of tourists who have visited Cuba’s destinations during the first nine months of 2004 totaled 1,559,185.

According to Cuban tourism authorities, that number accounts for a 13.1-percent increase in tourist arrivals, compared to the same period last year.

The main markets were Canada, which reported a 29-percent rise in tourist arrivals, Italy (4.44 percent) and Great Britain (30.3 percent in September).

Spain reported a 7.4-percent increase in September and an aggregate growth of 12.2 percent, followed by Germany and France.

Statistics also showed a 20-percent growth among Scandinavian countries, while in Latin American, Argentina and Chile reported the largest growth.

Cuba’s tourism minister said that 2,200 new rooms would be available during the 2004-2005 season, mainly in four- and five-star hotels.

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