According to figures released by the National Office of Information and Statistics (ONEI), 2016 has begun with positive results for the tourist sector. A report published on the ONEI website reveals that January saw the arrival of 417,764 tourists to Cuba, a 12.7% increase as compared to the same period last year, when 370,830 visited the island.
The principal emissaries of tourists to the country during the month were Canada, Italy and Germany. January also saw the arrival of 3,800 cruise ship tourists.
January is generally a good month for the country’s leisure industry, with tourist arrivals increasing over the past four years.
Cuba ended 2015 with a record over 3.5 million tourist arrivals to the island.