Havana, Jan 11 (Prensa Latina)
In 2012 Cuba received 2,838,648 visitors, a record that shows the consolidation of Cuban tourist product despite the difficult economic situation in the world.
With the increasing flow of tourists, the country achieved a growth of 4.5 percent, which places it rigged to the general trend in the Caribbean area and slightly above the world average, estimated at between three and four percent.
According to the newspaper Granma, sun and beach product continue in the preference of visitors, with an increase in tourist resorts in Varadero, in the western province of Matanzas, Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria, both located in the north and center of the island.
Similarly, the interest in cultural, historical and natural heritage programs have increased, as well as events and incentives, besides health tourism.
For 2013, the country intends to continue increasing its contribution to the development of the Cuban economy, and to reach that it is guaranteed a quality product based on natural attributes, improving service, and especially in the hospitality and joy characteristics of the Cuban people.