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Lesner Gómez, director of the Tourism Office in Toronto, Canada, told the press that Cuba is a safe destination, and when the northern nation reopens its borders and air operations, there will be an avalanche of vacationers to the island destinations of the largest island in the Antilles.

In this way, he showed his optimism in the resumption of operations from that nation to the Caribbean island, which in 2019 received more than a million people from that country, the main issuing market to Cuba for its hospitality, and considered the second home of many tourists of that nationality.

When in March 2020 the travel and leisure industry was affected by the appearance of COVID-19, with the suspension of Canadian visits to the Caribbean and, in particular, Cuba, the destinations with the highest demand on the island were Cayo Largo del Sur (west), Varadero (west), Cayo Santa María (Center), Jardines del Rey (center-north) and Holguín (east).

The promotion and strengthening of commercialization in the North American nation is extremely important, as Canada has been the first source market for tourists to Cuba for more than a decade.

In fact, on September 4 of last year, 104 Canadian hikers who arrived at the Jardines del Rey destination, from Montreal, Canada, were quickly subjected to the PCR test (Polymerase Chain Reaction, for its acronym in English ) and, after being negative on the exam, they more than enjoyed the benefits of that destination, subjected to a more renewed and healthy tourism.

Although the operations of the northern country are suspended, today the destination receives four flights a week from Russia with all the facilities certified to the Most Hygienic and Safe Tourism, and its corresponding Guide, aspects related to the training of workers and the regulation of activities according to the requirement of the moment.

 

Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian tourists will once again enjoy Varadero, Cuba’s main seaside resort, when on July 3, Air Canada resumes flights to that famous sun and beach pole, an aeronautical source confirmed today.

The airline incorporated weekly routes from Toronto starting next Saturday and starting in Montreal the next day, both to the Juan Gualberto Gómez airport in the province of Matanzas, said Yandy Moreno, operations coordinator of that facility.

“After several months without receiving vacationers from the northern nation, the largest market in the town of Varaderense, it is important from the economic point of view for the country to restart operations,” Moreno told Prensa Latina.

The hikers are subject to the health controls established to avoid contagion of Covid-19, and the biosecurity measures provided for in the protocols without losing fluidity and agility in the care of travelers, the specialist added.

The Juan Gualberto Gómez, located between this western homonymous head city of the demarcation and the spa city, is the second largest aerodrome on the island in terms of the volume of passengers and income after José Martí from the capital.

With the incorporation of Air Cánada, there will be six companies that fly to the aforementioned airport: the Russian Aeroflot, Azur Air, NordWind and Royal Flight, and the Anglo-German agency TUI UK, with holidaymakers from the United Kingdom.

Varadero is located on the Hicacos peninsula, on the north coast of the Matanzas territory, and 140 kilometers east of Havana, with a beach considered among the best in the world, according to international surveys.

 

Cuba is preparing to open its borders to international tourism and reactivate its main industry from mid-November, when it foresees that 90% of its population will already be vaccinated and considers that the number of coronavirus infections will begin to subside. After a year and a half of a tourist stoppage due to the pandemic – 163,700 visitors entered the country in the first eight months of this year, 95% less than in the same period in 2019 – the island urgently needs to mobilize the economy sector that contributes more fresh currencies to the state coffers, at a time when the country is suffering one of the worst crises in its history, with a drop of 11% in GDP last year.

 

 

Havana opted from the beginning for the immunization of its population with its own vaccines. At the moment the island has three vaccines –Soberana 02, Abdala and Soberana Plus–, approved by the Cuban regulatory agency this summer and that now the health authorities will submit to the international approval process by the WHO. The Cuban vaccination scheme contemplates three doses, and its efficacy, according to the research centers that have developed the drugs, is 92%, similar to that of Pfizer, Jansen or Moderna.

Cuba foresees for November the vaccination of 90% of the population and the return of tourism

Canadian tourism maintains interest in destination Cuba.

Lesner Gómez, director of the Tourism Office in Toronto, Canada, told the press that Cuba is a safe destination, and when the northern nation reopens its borders and air operations, there will be an avalanche of vacationers to the island destinations of the largest island in the Antilles. In this way, he showed his optimism […]

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Canadian tourists return to Varadero, Cuba’s main resort

Matanzas, Cuba, Jul 1 (Prensa Latina) Canadian tourists will once again enjoy Varadero, Cuba’s main seaside resort, when on July 3, Air Canada resumes flights to that famous sun and beach pole, an aeronautical source confirmed today. The airline incorporated weekly routes from Toronto starting next Saturday and starting in Montreal the next day, both […]

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Cuba foresees for November the vaccination of 90% of the population and the return of tourism

Cuba is preparing to open its borders to international tourism and reactivate its main industry from mid-November, when it foresees that 90% of its population will already be vaccinated and considers that the number of coronavirus infections will begin to subside. After a year and a half of a tourist stoppage due to the pandemic […]

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