Rate This

No votes yet

Russian Tourism in Cuba on the Rise


The number of Russian tourists visiting Cuba has increased by up to 40 percent t

The number of Russian tourists visiting Cuba has increased by up to 40 percent this year, Russia’s tour operators group said.

The Association of Tour Operators of Russia said in its digital newsletter that demand among Russians for travel to Cuba had increased by about 40 percent so far in 2017 when compared to the same period in 2016.

“Russian tourists rush to visit Cuba while its socialist attractions are still preserved,” the publication said.

Yana Kuchegura, public relations director for the operator “Anex Tur,” explained that most reservations the company had handled were until the month of November, although Christmas season also showed high demand.

“In general, our clients prefer to stay at four- and five-star hotels, and their vacations last an average of seven to ten days,” Kuchegura said. “There is high demand for day trips in Havana and around Varadero, including safaris, boat outings and shows.”

According to the Russian tourism ministry, more than 52,000 Russian tourists visited the Caribbean island between January and June this year.

Cuba was expecting a total of 4.7 million foreign visitors in 2017, a 16.5-percent increase compared to the previous year.

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune

Post new comment

The content of this field is kept private and will not be shown publicly.
This question is for testing whether you are a human visitor and to prevent automated spam submissions.
Enter the characters shown in the image.

Esta web utiliza cookies para obtener datos estadísticos de la navegación de sus usuarios. Si continúas navegando consideramos que aceptas su uso. Más información