Increase charter flights between portugal and cuba
Cuba expects an increase of Portuguese visitors this year supported by the increase in flights charter and new destinations. The Director of the office of tourism of Cuba to Portugal and Spain, Dulce MarÃa SÃ¡nchez, reported that after the recovery of direct charter flights in 2014 it ended the downward trend registered as a result of the European economic crisis.
Pointed out that in 2014 traveled to Cuba more than 14,000 Portuguese, 54.9% above the previous year. For the current season is forecast an increase of 5% or 6%, in part due to the improvement of air connections.
During the fair in Lisbon, the Ambassador of Cuba in Portugal, Johana Tablada, made a presentation of the proposals of the island in a forum organized with the Institute of promotion and development of Latin America in Portugal. From July, he said, rather than a direct weekly flight – as it was in 2014 – will be two, one to Varadero and Cayo Coco, at the time that open four frequencies by Air Europa from Porto and Lisbon, with a stopover in Madrid to.
Charter flights travellers will have as main destinations of Spanish companies hotels Melia and Memories and installation which takes in Cayo Coco Pestana, the first Portuguese chain installed in Cuba. In relation to Cayo Coco, Sanchez said that registering a growing acceptance by the Portuguese, and already operators report that this fate to Varadero, as well as colonial villas and other forms of relaxation, not just Beach are being asked more.