Cuba-Japan Air Operation Announced

Havana, Jul 25. – As part of efforts to consolidate the Cuban tourism industry, a new operation between Japan and Cuba was announced today, with two charter flights scheduled for August.

A statement from the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) of this country added that two trips are planned for the operation of this type scheduled every two years between the local travel agency Cubanacan and Japanese agencies.

According to the note, this second edition of flights to Cuba will allow Japanese travelers to enjoy the attractions of these destination, especially in relation to historical and cultural heritage of the island, its natural values and characteristic hospitality of the people.

Japan is among the potential source of tourist sending countries to Cuba and such flights will increase the number of visitors of this nation in the medium and long term.

Cuba bets on the development of the leisure industry and authorities expect to close this year with 2.9 million visitors, besides having a plan for 2013 of more than three million tourists.(Prensa Latina)