Head of the Office of the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) of Cuba in Toronto, Lessner Gomez, told the media the potentials and interest of many Canadians to return and the wish of others to know this destination, known for the quality of its beaches and its excellent service.
Through a virtual meeting during the opening of the Holguin Tourist Observatory, Gomez informed that operations by the three main Canadian tour operators that fly to Cuba will start in June, after the resumption of flights to the Caribbean, temporarily suspended by the Canadian government.
He added that Air Canada, Sunwing and Transat airlines will start flying to Cuba; Westjet will follow, and Swoop Airlines will join them in October, whose first destination will be Varadero resort, in western Cuba.
Gomez emphasized that this latter airline is also expected to fly to Frank Pais International Airport in Holguin, in order to boost tourism in the eastern region, rich in natural, historical, cultural attractions and that is connected by air or land to other places in Cuba.
‘Over 138,000 tourists arrived at Holguin’s airport from Canada in 2019, so it is urgent to implement new and varied commercialization strategies, as well as to increase optional strategies and provide added value to every sold package to approach or exceed that figure,’ he said.