Call us today on 020 7644 1770


Tourism to Cuba grows by 5 per cent as more visitors than ever took Cuba holidays between January and October 2012

  • 26-Nov-12 11:07
  • Cuba
  • Caribbean News Now

Cuba is proving as popular a destination as ever this year as the Caribbean island welcomed more travellers than ever between January and October 2012, according to a report released by the island's National Office of statistics (ONE). The figures show a 5.1 per cent increase in the number of visitors arriving to Cuba holidays so far this year.

Tourism to Cuba grows by 5 per cent as more visitors than ever took Cuba holidays between January and October 2012

New figures released by Cuba’s National Office of Statistics (ONE) have revealed that the popularity of Cuba holidays among worldwide travellers continues on the increase as tourism to the island grew 5.1 per cent between January and October this year.

During the first 10 months of 2012 as many as 2, 339,758 foreign visitors arrived to some of Cuba’s most popular holiday destinations which means a total of 114, 415 more visitors than during the same period in 2011.

In their monthly report which records the island’s tourism trend in terms of numbers of holidaymakers, ONE made emphasis on the fact that only in October a total of 169,504 travelleres arrived to their holidays in Cuba, marking a 4.9 growth when compared to the same month the previous year.

Cuba has set itself the tourism target of ending 2012 with a total of nearly 3 million (2.9m to be more precise) foreign visitor arrivales and reach the more round 3 million figure in 2013. To achieve this, the popular Caribbean island best known for its intoxicating music, frantic salsa dancing and historical revolution is working hard to improve the quality offered at Cuba resorts and hotels and increase the promotion of the destination in a more international scale, while drawing attention to its main product offering and unique attractions that set it worlds away aparat from any other Caribbean destination.

At present Cuba offers holidaymakers a total of 60,000 rooms in some 300 hotels countrywide, and authorities are encouraging a diversification of recreational facilities and accommodation beyond the typical "sun and beach" attraction. On top of this, many projects are underway to make Cuba a more attractive destination for golf lovers, with the construction of 3 new golf courses already on the pipeline. Likewise, the island is trying to increase the capacity and quality of accommodation it offers to discerning travellers by carrying out hotel expansions and building new resorts.

Leave a comment

Talk to a specialist


Call 020 7644 1770 to speak with our award-winning travel consultants.

Opening hours 09:00 - 20:00 GMT

Popular Holidays In Cuba Browse all

Best Value

From £639 per person
dos mares hotel

Dos Mares Hotel

Beyond its sober elegance of Mudejar roots and the presence of round arches and red clay tile roof, it is known for its...

From £719 per person
villa romero

Villa Romero

Villa Romero is beautiful in its design, and its comfortable rooms are pleasantly decorated to a high standard, offering...

From £719 per person
bellevue palma real varadero

Bellevue Palma Real Varadero

Bellevue Palma Real Varadero is a special hotel as it is authentically Cuban in every respect, from the food to the...

From £729 per person
villa tortuga hotel + copacabana hotel

Villa Tortuga Hotel + Copacabana Hotel

Located in a hip and centric section of Varadero, in close proximity to the best nightlife in the area, the Villa...