Havana.- Hotels owned by the Spanish group Sol Meliá in the Cuban beach resort of Varadero reported a 50-percent growth during the first seven months of 2003.
With six hotels and resorts in Varadero, the Spanish consortium had revenues of 64 million dollars during the said period.
Sources from the company said that stays also increased by 28 percent, to over 914,000, compared to the same period last year.
The company’s major sources of vacationers are Canada and Germany, the latter with a major increase in the number of tourists-stays, with 69,400.
Great Britain, France, Argentina, Italy, Belgium and the Netherlands also reported a growing trend during the said period.
Sol Meliá, which has a major international presence, runs the hotels Meliá Las Americas, Meliá Varadero, Sol Palmeras, Sol Sirenas-Coral, Tryp Península Varadero and Paradisus Varadero.