Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism reports that it has recorded over 500,000 visitors to the island in the first quarter of 2018.
The ministry notes that with the half-million milestone surpassed so early in the season, all signs point to another strong year of tourism growth for the popular island nation.
Canadians can certainly take some credit for the results as Cuba remains their top destination in the Caribbean, with over one million visitors from Canada flying down each year.
Plus the timing couldn’t be better as the island gears up for the Cuba International Tourism Fair (FIT Cuba).
Now in its 38th year, the event will take place from May 2 through May 6 in Cayos del Norte de Villa Clara located off Cuba’s north coast and connected to the mainland by a stone causeway.
FIT Cuba is intended to provide industry partners with insight into the rich diversity Cuba offers and its broad range of visitor interests. The event draws attendees in the tourism industry from all over the world, including foreign business people, tour operators and travel agents from Canada, Europe, South America and Asia.
The 2017 event hosted one of the largest groups ever, boasting over 5,000 delegates from approximately 60 countries. The fair serves as a valuable networking opportunity for suppliers and vendors, and ushers in several pre and post FIT Cuba tour options for attendees.
“Sol y Playa” is the theme of 2018 show, with exhibitors sure to highlight Cuba’s pleasant temperatures, diverse flora and fauna, and legendary white-sand beaches.
For more, go to www.GoCuba.ca.