In the International Tourism Fair of Paraguay (Fitpar 2017), the destination Cuba has its space for 9 consecutive years.
The booth of Cuba aims to establish trust with travel agencies and tour operators that all services are available for the high season since November.
The rapid recovery after Hurricane Hirma has allowed the tourism sector to be ready to receive vacationers.
Niurka Martínez, who attends the premises installed at the Fair by the Cuban regional tourism office for the Southern Cone and a councilor of that area at the Havana embassy in Argentina, said Niurka Martínez.
Martinez referred to the impacts on the Coco and Santa Maria cays, in waters off the coast of the central region, the most hit by the meteorological phenomenon.
However, he said, there the problems were in what required short-term solutions as the housing infrastructure remained intact.
That is explained to tour operators and travel agencies, as they have a misperception of the situation, as if the hurricane had razed everything, said the official.
We assure them in that sense, he added, that the recovery process of these sites is a priority commitment of the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur).
That is why they will be fully ready for the start of the high season, on the 15th of next month, as the schedule of work is being fulfilled and even goes ahead of schedule, he said.
As for the rest of destinations, such as those in Havana and Varadero, Martinez said they are fully operational to receive visitors.
His explanations are offered in a small booth, at the Mariscal López Convention Center, which attracts a part of the public and professionals of the sector interested in knowing about the Caribbean island, especially the kindness of the tourist enclaves. Argentina, Brazil, Uruguay, Peru, Bolivia, Chile and Paraguay are the countries served by the Cuban regional office, based in Buenos Aires, dependent on the Mintur.
Martínez told Prensa Latina how in Paraguay they work with more than 10 tour operators dedicated to Cuba and highlighted the strength of a pool named COPA (the airline) Vacaciones.