Cuba’s Tourism Industry Generates $1.7 Billion in Revenues

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Havana.– Cuba’s tourism industry generated more than $1.7 billion in revenues in the first half of this year, state Television reported.

Interest in visiting Cuba has increased in the past six months and the island now ranks as the No. 2 Caribbean destination. Cuba drew more than 3 million visitors for the first time in 2014, when 3,002,745 arrivals were registered, up 5.3 percent from the previous year.

The upward trend continued in the first quarter of 2015, when 1 million visitors arrived on the island, the Tourism Ministry said.

The official forecast calls for last year’s tourist arrivals record to be broken, as well as the revenue record of $2.7 billion. Tourism is the No. 2 source of revenue for Cuba, trailing only personal services.

Source: Latin American Herald Tribune

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