Announcement about the Tourist International Fair in Cuba 2017

The Embassy of the Republic of Cuba to India has the honor to inform that our country is going to celebrate from 3rd to 6th May of this year the XXXVII edition of FIT Cuba 2017, which is the most important event of Cuba’s tourist industry and it has as its main objectives the promotion and strengthening of Cuba’s attributes as a tourist destination for a wide range of visitors.

The present edition of the Fair will be held in the amazing province of Holguin, a very rich cultural and historical place in the Republic of Cuba, and the focal point of “May Romeries” as well as the headquarters of the Annual Festival of Ibero-American Culture.

FITCuba will be full of surprises and new features and it is preferred by thousands of visitors who don’t just want to get to know it, but aim to enjoy it as well. The event will highlight the special nature of Cuba’s plastic arts, music and craftsmanship, as well as other cultural aspects contributing to make the largest island in The Antilles an incomparable tourist destination.

In a post on the official Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) Facebook page,  Manuel Marrero, Cuba`s Minister of Tourism noted that  Germany will feature as guest country of honor  and the event will be dedicated to tourist excursions, one of the modalities promoted on the island, which received four million visitors last year.

FitCuba, the Cuban tourist industry’s most important annual event, is attended by international businesspeople, tour operators, and travel agents, eager to discover what the island has to offer and learn more about opportunities.

Such interest was evident in last year’s edition, the largest to date, with over 5,000 delegates from 59 nations.

According to Cuba’s National Office of Statistics and Information, by the end of the first half of the year, Germany was the number four emissary market of tourists to the island, with 125,438 visitors; representing a 44.8% increase as compared to the same period in 2015. 

Meanwhile, 2016 also saw airlines Condor and Eurowings increase flights to the Caribbean island, reflecting Cuba’s popularity as a tourist destination among Germans. (Embacubaindia /granma).