Cuban tourism expected to grow

HAVANA.— Officials from Cuba’s Ministry of Tourism reiterated that the sector is expected to grow in 2017, declared International Sustainable Tourism and Development Year by the United Nations.

According to figures cited on Cuban television program Mesa Redonda, the Caribbean nation expects to receive 4,200,000 visitors this year, after over four million arrived to the island for the first time in 2016, representing a 14.5% increase as compared to the previous year.

Cuba currently has 66,547 rooms, with another 4,020 scheduled to be added by the end of 2017, while foreign investment is also being pursued, primarily for facilities located in the island’s most popular destinations: Havana, Varadero, Trinidad, Holguín, the keys of Cuba’s northern coast.

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