Havana, June 28 (Prensa Latina) The Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) announced today that it will begin the summer season throughout the country with a variety of recreational and gastronomic options for the family.
These options will be complemented with the marketing of offers in tourist facilities, camping, as well as excursions dedicated to the summer stage, explained the portfolio in a press release.
In Havana, a fair will take place this June 30th, in which the Josone Jazz and Son Festival tickets will be on sale, to be held from July 12th to 15th at the Varadero spa resort (located about 140 kilometers east of the capital).
Internationally renowned artists such as the Cuban group Gente de Zona, Septeto Santiaguero and Puerto Rican singer Gilberto Santa Rosa are expected to participate in the Festival.
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At the opening of the 10th International Varadero Gourmet Festival, which will take place this week in this resort, the Cuban Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, said that the sector grew in May and so far in June, while predicting a recovery for the last quarter of the year.
Marrero considered 2018 to be a complex year due to the effects of Hurricane Irma in the north of the Caribbean nation’s tourism poles at the end of the previous year.
Despite the rapid recovery of the so-called chimneyless industry in the largest of the Antilles, the perception abroad raised doubts about real rehabilitation, he said.
The official highlighted the numerous actions carried out by the portfolio to reverse this situation, through direct contact with tour operators and the clients themselves in the markets that send vacationers to the island.
In his opinion, in spite of Irma and the setbacks in relations with the United States, whose government has created difficulties for its citizens’ trips to Cuba, ‘the recovery is progressing’.
If today we are a destination of international stature, he said, ‘it is not because we have invented a tourism to showcase, but because we will never give up on highlighting our roots and traditions’.