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Cuba Among the Caribbean's Main Tourist Destinations

Havana, October 29 (RHC)-- With almost two million visitors so far this year, Cuba is rated among the main tourist destinations of the Caribbean, together with the Dominican Republic and Jamaica, specialized Web sites reported on Monday.

These three nations, out of the 26 that reported arrivals to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), had the best performance during the period in the modality of stay, as opposed to those of cruisers or excursions, the Caribbean News Digital magazine reported.

According to the CTO report, cited by the publication of the Excelencias Group, the Dominican Republic occupies the first position, with 3.31 million visits, followed by Cuba (1.99 million) and Jamaica (1.26 million).

Data also reflect that the United States is the key market for most of the DR’s destinations, since it sends over 50% of the tourists to this destination.

The National Office of Statistics and Information points out that, from January to August, 2013, more than one million 995,000 vacationers made Cuba the destination of choice, coming mainly from Canada, the United Kingdom, Germany, Argentina, France and Italy.

Edited by Juan Leandro
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