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French tourism fair ratifies interest in Cuba destination

French tourism fair ratifies interest in Cuba destination

Paris, Sep 22 (Prensa Latina) The 43rd edition of the IFTM Top Resa show for tourism professionals ended today in this capital, where French travel agencies and tour operators ratified their interest in Cuba as a destination due to the diversity of its proposals.

Speaking to Prensa Latina, the First Deputy Minister of Tourism, María del Carmen Orellana, considered that the three-day event at the Puerta de Versalles fairgrounds brought good results for the island, which seeks to recover a sector deeply hit globally by the Covid-19 pandemic.

The opinion of the team that worked here is that it was very favorable to listen to tour operators again and to confirm that we are in a position to have a good winter (high season), because the French like to go to our country, said the head of the Cuban delegation at the event.

According to the first deputy minister, the interlocutors were pleased to know that there is traffic on their websites for the Cuba destination and that requests and demands for quotations are on the rise.

These are signs that we are gradually growing, for example, in the meeting with Air France, the flagship airline in this market, cited a near increase in frequency to five weekly flights, with the possibility of resuming later the level of operations prior to the pandemic, he said.

Orellana pointed out that the conversations at Top Resa with historical tour operators in the relationship with Cuba made it possible to listen to their concerns and questions that help to improve the quality of the service, but, above all, to note optimism and interest for a place in the Caribbean that offers much more than sun and beach.

They reiterated that the French wish to approach the diversity of Cuba as a destination, for its rich history and culture, its natural beauty and the peculiar welcome of its people, he told Prensa Latina.

Regarding the people of the island, the senior official stressed that they are the focus of the new tourism campaign Cuba Única, which was launched last night in France, in the context of Top Resa. The inhabitants of our country represent a special value that distinguishes us, for their joy, hospitality and cultural level, Orellana said in this capital.


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