HAVANA, Feb 13 The Spanish accessible tourism firm Enjoy Travel Group (ETG) reported today that starting next June it will open a new direct travel flight from Madrid to Havana.The vice president of marketing and sales of ETG, Luís Jiménez, told Prensa Latina this Tuesday that this tourist operation will begin from the Spanish capital on June 29 until September 7, and will be on a Plus Ultra company plane, A330 aircraft. -200 of 288 seats, with 24 in Business class.
He said that for the first time, agreements have been closed with the most important high-speed train companies in Spain to achieve the best connection from the different provinces of the Iberian Peninsula to the Spanish capital, and from there link with flights to Havana.
In this regard, the main international hotel chains and travel agency management groups agree that they are satisfied with this arrangement, he stressed.
He explained that the recently concluded Madrid International Tourism Fair (January 24 to 28) was a success for this company and for the meetings of the main tour operators and retail agencies.
It was time to close the aforementioned operation to Havana, facing the summer of 2024, and based on the success of previous trips of this type from Barcelona to the Cuban capital.
This favors links with the main high-speed train lines in Spain, such as Renfe or Iryo, and the facilities to connect with the flight to Cuba.
Such links benefit places such as Asturias, Catalonia, Galicia, Valencia and Andalusia, for example, and also facilitate the work of those involved in said plan, which has very good collaboration from the hotel companies that operate in Cuba such as Meliá, Iberostar, Blue Diamond and Kempinski.
At the same time, he argued, they closed agreements with operators interested in trips to this island. Enjoy Travel Group has been a receptive vertical wholesale operator for more than 20 years, now offering 24-hour customer assistance and advice in Cuba, and completing both circuit and combined programs.
Regarding the importance of Accessible Tourism, this type of project has been growing for six years in this country, when it arose from an initiative by the president of Enjoy Cuba, Jordi Paidet, deceased, who was a lover of this island.
This is an initiative that includes seven-day packages in Havana and all the receptive options that Cuba offers, as one of the most beautiful and accessible cultural destinations in the Caribbean (www.enjoytravelgroup.com).
For his part, the president of the Ibero-American Network of Accessible Tourism, Diego González, recognized that Cuba projects its travel industry to facilitate stays for people with disabilities or reduced mobility.
The person also responsible for the Spanish Accessible Tourism Network, and advisor to the Enjoy Travel Group firm, said that for six years, the island has facilitated such interests.
Through the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) of this nation, and related organizations such as the Cuban Association of the Physically Limited-Motor (Aclifim), the National Deaf People of Cuba and the National Association of the Blind and Visually Impaired (ANCI), these projects are promoted.