Spokespersons from the Cuban Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) recalled the trajectory between the parties as a precedent to the electronic meeting or webinar that took place this Wednesday and that consolidated ties.
The first meeting between experts in the sector from both nations took place in Istanbul as part of the Emitt 2022 Tourism Fair in January of this year, where agreements were made to hold the webinar in April (held today).
For the electronic appointment, training elements were established for the travel sales network and to raise all interested tour operator agencies in order to organize a familiarization trip to Cuba (FAM Trip), organizers told Prensa Latina.
That plan will be presented at the 40th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2022) scheduled for May 3-7 in the island resort of Varadero.
Those previous steps in Istanbul had as main host the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (Tursab).
The initiative consists in training to sell capacities of direct flights with three weekly frequencies of Turkish airline from Istanbul to Havana, and increase the tourist flow from Turkey. In these initial approaches, prior to this day’s webinar, diplomatic representatives from the Mintur’s commercial and marketing department, associated hotel chains, Viajes Cuba, and other related entities participated on the Cuban side.
The direction of Cuban medical services participate in such efforts, both with their integrated offers of well-being and quality of life and their line of work in general, due to the experience gained on the island in terms of health system.
The Mintur, they stressed, evaluates Turkey as an important market for the recovery of the travel industry in Cuba, with potential increases in the arrival of travelers from said origin.
Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Cuba received more than four million foreign visitors and plans for this year, as part of the recovery of the tourism industry, to serve 2.5 million.