Cuba promote diving for tourist in Moscow

Cuba promote diving for tourist in Moscow

HAVANA, Feb. 10th. Cuban tourism seeks to expand its proposals in different markets and modalities to take off that oxygenates its finances and allows it to overcome the disastrous blow of the pandemic.These days it has been the turn of tourist diving, a variant that combines elements of sun and beach tourism as well as nature tourism, and which is now being promoted in Moscow.

With this objective, specialists from the island showed in the Russian capital their experiences in underwater fishing, freediving, underwater photography, navigation, surfing, and immersion, according to state media.

The Tourism Counselor of the Cuban embassy in Russia, Cristina León, told Prensa Latina that the Moscow Drive Show, whose last day will be this Sunday, offers each year the possibility of showing clients the novelties of the Caribbean country in this sector.

In addition, it allows the island to be promoted as a territory with “unmatched riches” for the practice of aquatic activities.

Cuba and Russia maintain important tourist ties, especially in this area through the Russian company Siberian Diving and the Cuban Marine and Nautical Company Marlin.

An agreement between both entities has now been in place for two years in the resorts of Varadero and Cayo Coco, the official explained.

At the Moscow event, representatives of Cuban hotel chains and travel agencies showed diving lovers the current possibilities of diving in Cuban waters.

The island’s stand, León detailed, has maintained “a high attendance” of Russians who come interested in the immersion programs marketed by the Havanatur subsidiary in Moscow.

Cuba will try to jump the bar of 3 million tourists in 2024

Authorities and institutions from the Cuban tourism sector have been participating in recent weeks in various international fairs and events, and promoting the island as a destination in meetings with businessmen, tour operators and travel agencies.

With this, they seek to contribute to the Government’s goal of exceeding 3 million tourists in 2024, which means increasing the amount achieved last year by more than half a million visitors.

At the end of January, authorities from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism arrived in Madrid to show the potential of the sector to Spanish businessmen.

On that occasion, the CEO of Tourism for Spain and Portugal, Niurka Pérez Denis, explained that the island seeks to renew the “Circuito” product by national visitors, “something that distinguishes it from the rest of the Caribbean destinations.”

One of the objectives focuses on attracting new tour operators in specialized areas such as diving, fishing, nature, rural and adventure.

Cuban tourism authorities seek to captivate Spanish businessmen

Throughout 2023, Cuba received some 2.4 million international visitors, according to the most updated data from the National Office of Statistics and Information (Onei).

With closure last December, the total number of travelers approached 3.2 million, a figure that includes residents in the country who returned from abroad along with tourists.

Tourism is a key sector for economic recovery at a time when the country is going through a severe crisis. However, in recent years it has not been able to fulfill the planned plans and is still carrying the impact of COVID-19, combined with the impact of United States sanctions.