Cuba receives 2.5 million travellers in the first 6 months of 2018

Cuba received 2.5 million travellers in the first half of 2018 and the country eyes to host five million travellers in 2018. The latest figures were revealed during the cabinet meeting presided over by the Cuban President Miguel Diaz-Canel.

In 2017, 4.7 million travellers visited the island nation, an 11.6% increase from 2016 figures.

The efforts of the Cuban Tourism Ministry to recover tourism flow after Hurricane Irma hit northern Cuba last year was also appreciated.  

Considered as one of the important industries for the Cuban economy, tourism generates more than USD 2.5 billion annual revenues for the country. The tourism industry also provides more than half a million jobs and contributes 10% to Cuba’s national budget.