Thursday, March 22, 2007

Cuba Participates at International Tourism Fair in Moscow

Havana, March 21 (ACN) A Cuban delegation is attending the 14th Moscow International Exhibition "Travels & Tourism" (MIIT) kicking off today in Russia.

The Cuban group, led by First Vice Minister of Tourism Alexis Trujillo, is made up by more than 20 hotel chain directors and tour operators who will meet their Russian counterparts that promote Cuba as a tourist destination or are interested in doing business with the island, reports PL news agency.

According to Cuban Minister of Tourism's representative in Moscow, Carlos Oscar Hernandez, the number of visitors to the island increased by a 34.5 percent last year, while in 2007 Cuba expects to welcome some 30,000 Russian tourists despite the growing competition from other countries in the region.

MITT, which ranks third among tourist fairs around the world, is being attended by over 2,700 companies from 110 countries and several Russian provinces.


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