Havana. – The Spanish hotel chain Melia reported a 10.3% growth in 2017 in its operations in Cuba.
According to a press released by Melia, which runs 27 hotels throughout Cuba, the revenue per available room (RevPAR) grew due to a spike in prices (17.1 percent more) influenced by the increased demand. The released noted that the start of the normalization of relations between Cuba and the United States allowed the arrival from the 4th quarter 2016 onwards of 14 non-stop daily flights to Havana and new non-stop connections to Varadero, Santiago de Cuba, Holguin, Santa Clara and Camagüey, leading to an increase of 176% in North American travelers
Melia shows confidence that 2017 will be an even better year in the Caribbean nation. Cuban tourism reached the 4 million visitors a year mark.
Gabriel Escarrer Jaume, Vice Chairman and Chief Executive Officer of Meliá Hotels International said to the ACN Cuban Agency that 2016 results once again show a strong performance from the hotel business as a result of a positive international travel environment, especially in resorts.
Melia has hotels in all main Cuban tourist poles: Havana city, Varadero, Santiago de Cuba, the keys on the northern coast and Guardalvaca in Holguin. All facilities are 4 and 5 stars.
Cuban News Agency ACN