Monday, October 19, 2009
Havana.- Tourist arrivals in major Cuban destinations have increased in 2009, despite the adverse effects of the global economic crisis.
Local tourism authorities pointed out that the number of vacationers who visited Cuba from January to September rose 3.3 percent, compared to the same period in 2008.
Official sources said recently that during the first semester of 2009, 1.4 million tourists visited Cuba, accounting for a 2.7-percent increase in contrast to the same period last year. However, tourist revenues have dropped.
Cuba's major tourist-sending markets are Canada, Great Britain, Italy, Spain, Germany, France, Mexico, Argentina and Russia.