[:es]Cuban Resort Varadero Closes 2017 with Tourist Record Figure[:]


Varadero, Cuba, Dec 30.- Varadero beach resort, the main destination for sun and beach in Cuba, received in 2017 a record figure of one million 700 thousand foreign visitors, the Tourism Ministry (Mintur) reported.

A communication from the aforementioned portfolio highlighted that for the tenth consecutive year, the town hosted more than one million foreign tourists, and maintains the growth rate of domestic tourism, which is among the first segments of the country.

Canada maintained its leadership as the main market for vacationers, while Germany consolidates its presence, and countries such as Russia, Spain and France stand out with growth in the arrival of customers, said the source.

Varadero is consolidated as a tourist destination with a favorable balance in its management in 2017 despite the attacks and the effects of powerful Hurricane Irma, fully recovered, stressed the Mintur.

‘With the opening of the Iberostar Bella Vista operated by the Gaviota Hotel Chain, in partnership with Iberostar, the Polo hotel facility has 21, 388 rooms, more than 80 percent concentrated in high standard,’ he explained.

On December 31, will arrive at the Juan Gualberto Gomez International Airport in Varadero an initial flight of the airline Andes de Argentina, which will open a weekly frequency between the South American nation and that air terminal.

‘Tourism, immersed in the 2017-2018 high season, ratifies the commitment to continue advancing in terms of efficiency, quality and sustainability,’ stressed the Mintur.

Named also as the Blue Beach, is among the top 10 sun destinations and beaches in the world. (Prensa Latina)