“The Russians in 2017 made 75 thousand trips to Cuba, which is 67% more than a year earlier”, - reported the press service of Rosturizm. The department noted that the number of tourist trips of Cubans to Russia also increased and amounted 29 thousand for the same period, which is 12% more against 2016. "Cuba's popularity among Russians is growing. The reason for this is friendly relations and close cooperation between our countries, which has a long history, as well as affordable prices and a growing quality of leisure at Cuban resorts. In addition, Cuba is one of the safest countries for tourists in Latin America. Together with our Cuban counterparts we will continue to work to create the most favorable conditions for Russians who choose Cuba as the place of their vacation", - said the Head of Rosturism Oleg Safonov at a working meeting with the official delegation of the Republic of Cuba. According to the press service, O. Safonov also invited the citizens of Cuba to attend the matches of the World Football Championship, which will be held in Russia from June 14 to July 15.