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Cuban Minister of Tourism to Promote Cuba as a Destination in Spain

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HAVANA, Cuba, Jan 27 (acn) In order to ensure the Spanish market as one of its major sources, Cuba will participate from January 28 to February 1st in the 35th International Tourism Fair, FITUR 2015, based in Madrid.

The event, considered the most important in Latin America and the second with the largest worldwide reputation, according to specialized media, will host professionals interested in positioning their tourism products and strengthen ties with tour operators and travel agents in the region.

To that end, the Cuban delegation, headed by Manuel Marrero, minister of the branch on the island, will attend the meeting to present new offerings of this Caribbean destination, designed for the Spanish market.

According to the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR by its Spanish acronym), the Cuban mission will update to its members about upcoming openings of facilities and services, and shall promote new projects that Cuba offers to foreign investment.

At the Cuban stand, visitors can learn about the heritage cities of Santiago de Cuba and Remedios, celebrating their 500th anniversaries of founded, and the Jardines del Rey tourist pole, home of the upcoming International Tourism Fair, FitCuba 2015, which 35 th edition shall be devoted to the nautical product.

Other tourist interest points of the Antillean archipelago that will attract the attention of the audience will be Havana -declared on December 2014 World Wonder City -, Varadero, Trinidad and Santa Maria, Coco and Guillermo Cays.

According to a statement by MINTUR, the Cuban delegation will be also made up by María del Carmen Orellana, Commercial Director, and José Daniel Alonso, director of Business of the branch.

FITUR 2015 shall also be attended by managers of hotel chains like Gran Caribe, Islazul, Cubanacán, Habaguanex, Grupo Gaviota, Iberostar, Grupo Pestana and Melia Hotels; and the agencies Viajes Cubanacan, Havanatur, Cubatur and Gaviotatours, and Cubana Airlines.

From January to November 2014, 70 582 Spanish visitors arrived in Cuba, exceeding by six percent the number of the same period of 2013, which positioned this European market as the seventh globally for the Island, according to the National Bureau of Statistics and Information.

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