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Its Official: Cuba expects 2.2mn tourists in 2021

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Cuba recovers a save tourism. Photo: courtesy of Mintur

Cuba’s Minister of Economy and Planning Alejandro Gil stated that the country is expecting more than 2.2 million tourists in 2021. The beautiful nation consists of the island of Cuba, Isla de la Juventud and a number of minor archipelagos.

Minister Gil stated that the tourism sector is vital for the country’s economic revival. The Minister additionally stated that because of the Covid-19 pandemic, the number of tourists in the country during the first quarter of the year was not as anticipated or projected.

Furthermore, he stated that the US sanctions against Cuba are a massive hurdle in the country’s development. The Cuban economy is largely dependent on the tourism sector, which accounts for more than 10 per cent of its GDP yearly.

The tourism footfall of Cuba remained excessively low in 2020 as the country welcomed only 1.1 million tourists, which is more than 4 million lower than its previous years.

Havana, Varadero, Trinidad and Vinales are some of the most famous visitor destinations in Cuba.

Havana, the capital of the city of Cuba, is Spanish colonial architecture, the iconic landmark standing here in the National Capitol Building from the 1920s.

Old Havana also known as the Habana Vieja, Castillo de los Tres Reyes del Morro, The Malecón, and National Museum of Fine Arts are a among must see in the city.

Meanwhile, since the beginning of the pandemic, Cuba has reported nearly 129,000 COVID-19 positive cases and 840 deaths.

(Source: WIC News)

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