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Friday,  April 12, 2024 7:33 PM 

Cuba welcomes 1M Canadians for the second year in a row

Cuba welcomes 1M Canadians for the second year in a row

Cuba has officially welcomed more than one million Canadian visitors over the course of the 2019 travel season, the Cuba Tourist Board reports.

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Following in the footsteps of a very strong 2018, the confirmation of the incredible accomplishment came on Dec. 4, which happened to be the exact same time that last year's record numbers were recorded. 

“Coming off of the highly anticipated Havana 500 celebrations, there is a heightened excitement and energy in the air,” said Lessner Gomez, director of the Cuba Tourist Board. “We are both excited and humbled to have had the opportunity to accommodate so many guests in 2019 and look forward to sharing the unique spirit of Cuba with more of our Canadian friends in 2020.”

Plenty of factors contributed to the strong presence of Canadian travellers to the island, including new hotel openings, such as the Iberostar Grand Packard, an overhaul of Cuba's culinary scene, and further expansions in regards to new property development and tourism activities.