Cuba Welcomes The World At FITCuba 2023

It’s time for show and tell in Cuba.

The 41st edition of the annual Cuban tourism show, FITCuba, got underway in Havana this week, with Cuban authorities welcoming guests and updating them on tourism developments, reports Press Today’s Ian Stalker, who’s attending this year’s show.

“Cuba is open to the world,” Prime Minister Manuel Marrero Cruz declared.

The show is being held in a massive hilltop fort built by the Spanish centuries ago and the opening ceremony featured Cuban singing and dancing, with tourism minister Juan Carlos Garcia Granda praising his homeland’s “vibrant culture” and labelling Havana a “marvellous city.”

Lessner Gomez, director of the Cuba Tourist Board’s Canadian office, welcomed Havana’s being the show venue.

“We’re going to see a lot of culture here,” he told Press Today.

The show has attracted numerous Canadians, he continued.

Meanwhile, Gomez said Cuba is doing well from Canada, having already hosted over 500,000 Canadians this year.

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Seen here in a show barbershop that recalled the Havana of yesterday is Gomez.