ArtsAutosBooksBusinessEducationEntertainmentFamilyFashionFoodGamesGenderHealthHolidaysHomeHubPagesPersonal FinancePetsPoliticsReligionSportsTechnologyTravel

The number of visitors spending holidays in Cuba increases again

Updated on March 23, 2012

Holidaymakers in Cuba

Cuba With a local Eccentric
Cuba With a local Eccentric | Source
Caibarien, Cuba Lots of steam engines at the sugar mill
Caibarien, Cuba Lots of steam engines at the sugar mill | Source
On Varadero beach. Walking into the water was like stepping into a warm bathtub!
On Varadero beach. Walking into the water was like stepping into a warm bathtub! | Source

Cuba holidays contiue increasing itsworldwide popularity

According to the Cuban National Statistics Office (ONE) the number of visitors spending holidays in Cuba has increased by 2.3 per cent during the first two months of 2012 compared to the same period in 2011.

The number of visitors spending holidays in Cuba has increased by 2.3 per cent during January and February 2012 according to official data published by the Cuban National Statistics Office (ONE). "By the end of February 2012, 602,809 visitors arrived to the island meaning 13,697 more tourists than the previous year" explains the publication.

Currently, tourism is the island's second major source of revenue after the export of medical services. With a contribution to the national income of over 2,000 million dollars a year, this activity is the locomotive pulling many sectors of the Cuban economy whether in manufacturing industries or services.

During 2011, the island received 2.7 million visitors from over 200 countries. Canadians leaded Cuba travel followed by the United Kingdom, Italy, France, Germany, Spain, Argentina, Russia, Mexico and the United States of America. According to the ONE in the period visitor arrivals grew by 7.3 per cent in relation to 2010.

Varadero, Havana, Holguin and Jardines del Rey were the most visited Cuba holiday destinations in the country during 2011 while Cayo Santa Maria, in the north of the province of Villa Clara, happened to be the most popular. As a matter of fact, the beaches of Varadero and Cayo Coco in the Jardines del Rey archipelago were recently selected among the 25 best beaches in the world by posters of the online blog tripadvisor.com.

In the first two months of 2012, no significant changes have occurred in the distribution of tourism in the island, remaining Varadero and Havana as the two major tourism centres in the country.

By December 2012, the island is expecting to receive 2.9 million tourists since the number of operations from mature and emerging markets is expected to increase during the summer and the winter season 2012-2013. From 26th to 28th March, the island will be receiving the Pope Benedict XVI who will be saying two masses in Santiago de Cuba and Havana. This visit along with other events to occur within the year will boost the number of bookings for holidays in Cuba from more than 250 countries.

Cuba ranks third among Caribbean island destinations right after the Dominican Republic and Puerto Rico.

Cuba in the Caribbean

Comments

    0 of 8192 characters used
    Post Comment

    No comments yet.

    working

    This website uses cookies

    As a user in the EEA, your approval is needed on a few things. To provide a better website experience, hubpages.com uses cookies (and other similar technologies) and may collect, process, and share personal data. Please choose which areas of our service you consent to our doing so.

    For more information on managing or withdrawing consents and how we handle data, visit our Privacy Policy at: https://hubpages.com/privacy-policy#gdpr

    Show Details
    Necessary
    HubPages Device IDThis is used to identify particular browsers or devices when the access the service, and is used for security reasons.
    LoginThis is necessary to sign in to the HubPages Service.
    Google RecaptchaThis is used to prevent bots and spam. (Privacy Policy)
    AkismetThis is used to detect comment spam. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide data on traffic to our website, all personally identifyable data is anonymized. (Privacy Policy)
    HubPages Traffic PixelThis is used to collect data on traffic to articles and other pages on our site. Unless you are signed in to a HubPages account, all personally identifiable information is anonymized.
    Amazon Web ServicesThis is a cloud services platform that we used to host our service. (Privacy Policy)
    CloudflareThis is a cloud CDN service that we use to efficiently deliver files required for our service to operate such as javascript, cascading style sheets, images, and videos. (Privacy Policy)
    Google Hosted LibrariesJavascript software libraries such as jQuery are loaded at endpoints on the googleapis.com or gstatic.com domains, for performance and efficiency reasons. (Privacy Policy)
    Features
    Google Custom SearchThis is feature allows you to search the site. (Privacy Policy)
    Google MapsSome articles have Google Maps embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    Google ChartsThis is used to display charts and graphs on articles and the author center. (Privacy Policy)
    Google AdSense Host APIThis service allows you to sign up for or associate a Google AdSense account with HubPages, so that you can earn money from ads on your articles. No data is shared unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Google YouTubeSome articles have YouTube videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    VimeoSome articles have Vimeo videos embedded in them. (Privacy Policy)
    PaypalThis is used for a registered author who enrolls in the HubPages Earnings program and requests to be paid via PayPal. No data is shared with Paypal unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook LoginYou can use this to streamline signing up for, or signing in to your Hubpages account. No data is shared with Facebook unless you engage with this feature. (Privacy Policy)
    MavenThis supports the Maven widget and search functionality. (Privacy Policy)
    Marketing
    Google AdSenseThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Google DoubleClickGoogle provides ad serving technology and runs an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Index ExchangeThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    SovrnThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Facebook AdsThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Unified Ad MarketplaceThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    AppNexusThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    OpenxThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Rubicon ProjectThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    TripleLiftThis is an ad network. (Privacy Policy)
    Say MediaWe partner with Say Media to deliver ad campaigns on our sites. (Privacy Policy)
    Remarketing PixelsWe may use remarketing pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to advertise the HubPages Service to people that have visited our sites.
    Conversion Tracking PixelsWe may use conversion tracking pixels from advertising networks such as Google AdWords, Bing Ads, and Facebook in order to identify when an advertisement has successfully resulted in the desired action, such as signing up for the HubPages Service or publishing an article on the HubPages Service.
    Statistics
    Author Google AnalyticsThis is used to provide traffic data and reports to the authors of articles on the HubPages Service. (Privacy Policy)
    ComscoreComScore is a media measurement and analytics company providing marketing data and analytics to enterprises, media and advertising agencies, and publishers. Non-consent will result in ComScore only processing obfuscated personal data. (Privacy Policy)
    Amazon Tracking PixelSome articles display amazon products as part of the Amazon Affiliate program, this pixel provides traffic statistics for those products (Privacy Policy)