China registers notable upturn in air tickets for Cuba destination

China registers notable upturn in air tickets for Cuba destination
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6 May 2024
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China registered on Sunday a 40% upturn in the search for airline tickets and hotels in Cuba, following the announcement of visa exemption for Chinese tourists.

According to the local The Paper daily, the Ctrip platform reported this upsurge with respect to this Saturday, and notified that residents of Beijing, Shanghai, Guangdong, Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Tianjin, Shandong and Fujian showed great interest in Cuba.

On the Qunar travel website, the Beijing-Havana direct flight route, with a stopover in Madrid, operated by AirChina, is already available and will make its opening route on May 17th.

According to Qunar, the most popular tourist cities on Cuba are Havana and Varadero, while the 14-day travel option through four Caribbean countries (Mexico, Cuba, Costa Rica and Panama) is among the most sought-after routes.

On the closing ceremony of the International Tourism Fair (FITCuba 2024), Cuba’s Minister of Tourism Juan Carlos Garcia Granda unfolded that Chinese citizens with ordinary passports will be able to enter the nation without a visa.

The minister further informed that China will be the guest of honor at next year’s edition of the event.

In recent statements to Prensa Latina, Cuban Tourism Advisor for Asia Elizabeth Cristina Vela said that Cuba is focusing on promoting its security features and connection with nature.

Resuming the direct Beijing-Havana flight with AirChina is one of the main goals of both nations after the gradual recovery of the sector at international level.

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