Three Million And Counting


In this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier, staff writer, Ian Stalker reports that Cuba’s tourist trade has entered 2015 riding high, with the Caribbean country seeing over three million tourists visit in 2014 – the first time annual visitations have topped the three-million mark – and the tantalizing prospect of a massive upsurge in visitors looming.

Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism and the Cuba Tourist Board announced last week that Cuba’s tourist trade hit the three-million figure Dec. 30, attributing the development to “the hard and intense work of all our industry partners” and those working in the tourist trade in Cuba itself.

“We celebrate this great news with a renewed commitment to continue increasing the service standards, to continue diversifying the tourist product, while being more competitive and efficient,” the Cuba Tourist Board said.

The news follows the recent announcement by the US government that it wants to normalize relations with Cuba, a move that would likely end restrictions on Americans travelling to Cuba and lead to a huge increase in the number of tourists the island hosts.

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