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Prime Minister optimistic about tourism recovery in Cuba

Jardines del Rey, Cuba, May 2 (Prensa Latina) Cuban Prime Minister Manuel Marrero today expressed optimism about the recovery of tourism in this country.

Speaking at the opening of the 42nd International Tourism Fair of Cuba (FITCuba 2024), he congratulated local and foreign ministers and professionals of the sector who are faithful to the development of this insular sector.

He referred to the opinions and participation in the event, and said that FITCuba can already be considered a success.

In particular, he thanked the presence of the presidents of the Spanish hotel chains Meliá and Iberostar, Gabriel Escarrer and Miguel Fluxá, respectively.

As encouraging news, he commented that Cuba won an irrevocable lawsuit in Mallorca, Spain, filed against Meliá, Gaviota and the Cuban government.

He said that this country is facing a war economy, in an intensified blockade by the United States against it, and gave three recent examples in this regard.

He pointed out that the island is the only country to which U.S. citizens (main visitors to the Caribbean) are forbidden by law to travel, and as an application of extraterritoriality, 300,000 electronic visas were canceled for Europeans to enter the US due to visiting Cuba before.

The third example was that the Argentine company that supplied fuel to Cubana de Aviación planes in that country was banned from continuing its work, all this -he insisted-amid a subversive and divisive policy of Washington to overthrow the Cuban Revolution.

He mentioned that the delegations present will have firstly the possibility of outlining new strategies and business, in addition to familiarizing themselves with the destination, its history, culture, and traditions.

He talked about the Cuban government’s main projections for 2024, many of which are related to tourism.

Among them are: to make progress in macroeconomic stabilization, increase and diversify foreign income, encourage domestic production in foreign investment, integrate all the country’s economic factors, making progress in the strategic management of territorial development and community tourism.

He ratified before the delegates, the purpose of Cuba to strengthen its tourism and continue resisting, in search of development, for which, 4 million of its inhabitants, despite the complex situations, marched this first of May in all the rallies held throughout the country, he concluded.