Monday, September 17, 2007
Havana.- Cuba's tourist sector had revenues of 2.4 billion dollars last year, the largest income ever in the leisure industry.
According to the National Statistics Office, tourist revenues in hard currency have totaled 12 billion dollars over the past six years.
The country's hotel capacity increased from 39,264 rooms in 2001 to more than 48,000 rooms last year.
During that period, more than 80 million overnight stays were reported, including 15,627,000 last year, and the hotel occupancy rate was 60.7 percent.
Canada, Great Britain, Spain, Italy, Germany, France and Mexico have been the main sources of vacationers in Cuba's tourist industry, which is one of the fastest-growing sectors in the Caribbean Island's economy.