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​Cuba promotes tourism, culture in Guangzhou

A tourism promotion event, co-organized by the Cuban Ministry of Tourism and the Consulate General of Cuba in Guangzhou, was held in Guangzhou, the capital city of south China’s Guangdong province, on May 21.

In the opening remarks, Denisse Llamos Infante, the Cuban consul-general in Guangzhou, expressed her gratitude to the guests for supporting tourism in Cuba.

Denisse Llamos Infante, Cuban consul-general in Guangzhou. (Photo provided to GDToday)

Elizabeth Vela, the tourism counsellor of the Cuban Embassy in China, introduced the development of tourism in Cuba, saying that the country’s tourism is recovering from the COVID-19 pandemic, with renovated hotels and the digitalization of tourist attractions.

“We have 80 thousand hotel rooms which can offer high-standard services. There are 19 world-renowned hotel chains in Cuba, 10 of which are from Spain,” Vela elaborated.

Elizabeth Vela, tourism counsellor of the Cuban Embassy in China. (Photo provided to GDToday)

She said that Cuba has set the goal of attracting 3.5 million tourists to the country in 2023. She added, “we are grateful that the Chinese government included Cuba in the 20 nations that can receive Chinese tour groups starting from February 6”.

Vela noted that Cuba was one of the participating countries in the Guangzhou International Travel Fair (GITF), which was held from May 19 to 21. “Cuba won the Most Distinctive Tourist Award at the GITF. It is a recognition of Cuba’s social security, extensive culture, rich historical heritage, the well-being and quality of life of Cuban society, as well as the hospitality and kindness of the Cuban people,” she said.

Reporter | Lydia Liu

Editor | Wing, Steven, James

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