Russian tourist flow to Cuba has increased by 12% for 8 months
As Cuban Ambassador to the Russian Federation Gerardo Penalver told that the number of Russian tourists, visiting Cuba from January to August 2019, amounted to 90 thousand, which is 12% more compared to the same period last year. “The Republic is actively developing as a tourist destination for Russians. In 2018, the country was visited by 137 thousand guests from the Russian Federation, which is 30% more against 2017. From January to August 31, 2019, more than 90 thousand Russian tourists visited Cuba, an increase is 12% compared to the same period last year," he added. According to Penalver, the increase in tourist flow from the Russian Federation is due to the charter programs from the largest Russian tour operators.
Yury Mishchenko, graduated from Moscow Institute of Foreign Languages, has more than 15 years experience in tourism and travel. Working both in tour operator company as destination manager, and in travel agency as sales manager, he is focused on analysis of Russian tour operators’ daily routine. Recently, Yury works in Baginet Marketing and Sales Agency.