Cuba hosts nature tourism event
HAVANA, Sep 23 (PL) By hosting this week the 12 International Nature Tourism Event (Turnat 2019), Cuba will draw the attention of important specialists from around the world.

The commercial director of the Ecotur agency, Rafael Longino, added that meeting in the south-central region from September 24 to 28 is Cuba’s most important on this type of nature tourism.

Turnat 2019 will have a particular emphasis on the Ciénaga de Zapata (largest swamp area in the Caribbean), in Matanzas province, next to Sancti Spíritus and Cienfuegos, where the event closing will take place.

Organizers have registered 176 specialists from 18 countries, with 72 tour operators, which transforms this meeting into one of the most outstanding in the Caribbean and much of Latin America. The program includes an exhibition.

For six days, attendees will also participate in talks and interviews, on eight routes or trails, dedicated to different specialties such as the Cañoning or Canyoning (for the first time), fishing, diving, hiking, kayaking, and agrotourism.

Each group will have a specialized guide, who will show attendees the potential of the Cuban archipelago, and the desire of the authorities to protect nature and have the most developed tourism possible in adventures and nature.

Turnat will cover 10,860 kilometers of routes for the different groups, with a particular attraction for experts in ecotourism, trails, rural tourism, as well as managers and tour operators.

For the first time, a Catalog of Cuban nature will be presented, before delegates from Canada, United States, Mexico, Costa Rica, Spain, Portugal, United Kingdom, France, Germany, Russia, China, Australia, Italy, Peru, Colombia, Haiti, Panama, and Cuba.