Cuba to See 2018 Off with 4.7 Million Tourists

18 December 2018 4:35pm
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Cuban Minister of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil said in Parliament that Cuba will close 2018 with the arrival of over 4.7 million tourists. This figure is higher than 2017 but lower than the expected plan, he added.

According to Gil, weather phenomena and the resurgence of the US blockade prevented the arrival of five million 100,000 tourists on the island. He noted that despite the tensions arising from the actions of nature and the US blockade, the sector grew over last year by 1.3 percent.

Tourism did not have the desired impact on the growth of the Gross Domestic Product of Cuba, which will close in 2018 slightly higher than one percent, below the two percent plotted in the plan, he said.

Tourism did not have the desired impact on the growth of the Gross Domestic Product of Cuba, which will close in 2018 slightly higher than one percent, below the two percent plotted in the plan, he said.

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