More Argentinean Tourists Visit Cuba

Buenos Aires, Dec 16. -The number of Argentinean tourists who had visited Cuba until December 12 increased 30.2 percent, compared to the same period in 2010, according to sources from the tourism sector.So far, 73,021 passengers have traveled from Argentina to Cuba, Luis Felipe Aguilera, director of the Cuban Tourism Information and Promotion Office for the Southern Cone, told Prensa Latina.

Argentina is among Cuba's top eight tourists-sending markets in the world and ranks first in Latin America regarding the number of vacationers.

The largest number of Argentinean travelers to Cuba was reported last year, when 58,604 tourists from that South American country spent their vacations in the Caribbean island, breaking the previous record of 54,185 vacationers in 2000.

Aguilera also highlighted the good results reported this year in Chile, from where 22,964 tourists had traveled to Cuba until December 12, accounting for a 34.9-percent increase, compared to the same period in 2010. (Prensa Latina)