Tourism experts from Cuba and Turkey share their experiences

Spokespersons for 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 which consolidated ties.

The first meeting between industry experts from both countries took place in Istanbul within the framework of the Emitt 2022 tourism fair in January this year, where agreements were reached to organize the webinar in April (which was held today today).

For the electronic appointment, training elements have been put in place for the travel sales network and to sensitize all interested tour operator agencies in order to organize a familiarization trip to Cuba (FAM Trip), the authorities said. organizers at Prensa Latina.

This plan will be showcased at the 40th International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2022) scheduled for May 3-7 in the resort town of Varadero.

These previous stages in Istanbul had as main host the Association of Turkish Travel Agencies (Tursab).

The initiative consists of training to sell direct flight capacities with three weekly frequencies of the Turkish airline from Istanbul to Havana, and increase the tourist flow from Turkey. In these first approaches, before today’s webinar, diplomatic representatives from the commercial and marketing department of Mintur, associated hotel chains, Viajes Cuba and other related entities participated from the Cuban side.

The direction of the Cuban medical services participates in these efforts, both with their integrated offers of well-being and quality of life and their line of work in general, due to the experience acquired on the island in terms of system health.

The Mintur, they pointed out, assesses Turkey as an important market for the recovery of the travel industry in Cuba, with a potential increase in the arrival of travelers from said origin.

Before the Covid-19 pandemic, Cuba welcomed more than four million foreign visitors and plans for this year, as part of the recovery of the tourist industry, to serve 2.5 million.


Sharon P. Juarez