Havana, Cuba.- More than 350 travelers from Russia will explore the benefits of health tourism in Cuba, specialized sources said Tuesday.
Havanatur Varadero shared on his Facebook page information about the arrival of the first Boeing 777 from that European nation in Varadero (about 130 kilometers east of Havana) ‘to explore the benefits of health tourism in Cuba’s largest sun and beach destination.
This team team is ready to welcome the first group of Russian clients, workers and family members of the Rosneft Company. Health tourism in quality of life exclusive programs in coordination with Havanatur International – Russia, it added.
More than 350 clients are associated with corporate tourism, according to information published on Facebook by TV Yumuri, a television channel in Matanzas, where Varadero is located.
The Cuban Minister of Tourism, Manuel Marrero, recently highlighted the good behavior of the Russian market towards Cuba.
Last year 137,500 tourists traveled to our country, which represented a growth of 30 percent, confirmed to Prensa Latina the Minister, who headed Cuban delegation at the MITT-2019 fair held in Moscow in first half of March.
There have been 36,500 Russians in Cuba to date and we are growing 30 percent in the same period in 2018,’ he said.
Marrero referred to a meeting with the oil company Rosneft with ‘which we have since 2013 with an agreement, through which have traveled about 11,000 Russian passengers fostered by the company.
He indicated it is an average of seven groups annually, each one with 360 people, that is to say, a complete airplane.