Panama, May 25 (Prensa Latina) Price economy, ideal for enjoying with the family, accessibility to all services, administration of time and activities are the main advantages of campers, a tourist modality that is gaining supporters.
In Italy alone, there are already four million people who are inclined to this offer, which represents five percent of the population, said Vincenzo Abate, director of Divitour, a travel agency specializing in diving and nautical activity.
In an interview with Prensa Latina, he commented that for some time now they have been developing a new form of diving in Cuba, based on the use of campers, who have all the equipment of the Mares brand for this activity.
For this, they have the support of the country’s diving centers, located from María la Gorda, in the southwestern extreme of Cuba, to Cayo Coco, in the north of the central region, where highly qualified instructors accompany the tourists during the immersion or offer courses for beginners, he said.
‘Many mistakenly think that campers’ tourism is only practiced by low-income people; however, it is growing more and more in the medium to high segment,’ said Abate, who attends the Tourism Fair in Panama as part of the Cuban delegation that promotes its offers and destinations.
When asked about the future of this tourism modality in Cuba, he said that in the island there are many places where the camper is the best tourist option and ideal for the family, although there are also young couples and seniors who prefer it.
He noted that if necessary or the client wishes, the rental of the camper, an option that he considered much cheaper than hotel accommodation, can also include a driver. ‘Cuba is ideal for the development of this tourist offer since it is very similar to Italy, it is long, it has 3,800 kilometers of coasts, besides beaches, centers, cities, towns, cultures, and even mountains as in Italy, he said.
Havana, Viñales, Ciénaga de Zapata, Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santa Clara, and Cayo Coco are the destinations that the modality of the campers contemplates in this first stage of the project in the center-west, because for the second, the opening in Santiago of Cuba of the operational base to cover the eastern region is planned.