Havana, a tourist capital

The 36th edition of Cuba’s International Tourism Fair, FITCuba 2016, saw the highest number of participants ever, with representatives from more than 50 countries, together with those attending the 60th World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Regional Commission for the Americas, which was also held in Havana.

Havana itself is particularly recognized as a tourist destination during FITCuba. Cuban Tourism Minister Manuel Marrero described the capital as a beautiful city, that distinguishes Cuba from the rest of the world, reflecting a fusion of races, customs, rich heritage, culture and history.

During his opening remarks, Marrero noted the arrival of 3,524,779 international visitors to the island in 2015, representing growth of 17%, as well as a 13% increase in the number of tourists staying in facilities affiliated with the Ministry of Tourism.

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