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Cuba and Turkey strengthen ties in tourism

Cuba and Turkey strengthen ties in tourism

Havana, Apr 6 (Prensa Latina) A virtual meeting between Turkish tour operators and directors from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) on Wednesday highlighted the strengthening of relations between both nations in the travel industry.
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Based on a link from the Mintur headquarters in this capital, the talks between the parties was aimed at increasing the presence of Turkish tourists in Cuba and increasing the number of flights by Turkish Airline, Prensa Latina reported.

First Deputy Minister of Tourism Maria del Carmen Orellana presided over meeting on behalf of Cuba, while the president of the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (Tursab), Firuz B. Baglikaya, headed his country’s delegation.

Cuban Ambassador to Turkey Luis Amoros also took part in the meeting, together with representatives from travel agencies and the commercial directorates, among other executives of the two countries.

Turkish Airlines recently announced an increase in its weekly flights to Cuba.

Along with Turkish Airlines, other companies like Copa Airlines, Airlines Group SA, Air France, Air Canada and Iberia fly to Cuba and have contributed to increasing tourist arrivals in the country.

This year, Cuba expects to receive 2.5 million foreign visitors, 1.926 million more than in 2021.

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