Cuba begins 2015 with a rapid increase in the amount of visitors

Havana.- More than 371,000 Foreign visitors are coming to Cuba this winter season. the number were up by 16 percent in January compared to the previous year, according to figures from Cuba’s Office of National Statistics and Information.

In 2014 3.003 million international visitors arrived in Cuba. And that’s not counting hundreds of thousands of Cuban-Americans who travel to the island to visit family.

Canada led the way with 181,101 visitors in January for a 15 percent increase, but Germany with 15,832 and England with 14,526 visitors showed the largest percentage increases. Visitor arrivals for those countries were up 37.8 percent and 32.2 percent, respectively.

Rounding out the Top 10 for international visitors were France, Italy, Venezuela, Argentina, Mexico, Spain and Russia. However, arrivals from Argentina and Russia — both plagued by economic problems — were down by 24.1 percent and 23 percent, respectively. Cruise travelers increased from 928 visitors in January 2014, to 3,937 visitors this January, but the industry is still in its infancy in Cuba.

Source: Office of National Statistics of Cuba.

 

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