News Americas, HAVANA, Cuba, Weds. April 13, 2011: Cuba has registered a 10.4 percent growth in its tourism sector in just the first quarter of 2011.
That’s according to latest figures released by the island’s Tourism Ministry.
Tourism is the second largest activity in Cuba for bringing foreign currency to the island after technical and professional services. The ministry said Cuba received its first million tourists during the first quarter with most visitors coming from Canada, Russia, Argentina, Britain, Chile, Poland, Venezuela and Belgium.
The Economy and Planning Ministry announced last week that for 2011, revenues from tourism should increase by 29.5 percent.