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More Tourists Visited Cuba in July

Havana, August 29 (RHC)-- Over two thousand tourists visited Cuba in July with an increase of 26.1 percent if compared to the same month last year, the National Bureau of Statistics and Information (ONEI) announced on Saturday.

A total of 266,821 tourists have visited the Island with Canada leading the list, this time with the arrival of 72,350 visitors, compared with 57,728 in July 2014, representing an increase of 25.3 percent.

England follows with 13,308, Spain (12,525), Mexico (12,210), France (10,753) and Italy (10,398).

Germany follows next, with 8,772, Venezuela (8,413), Argentina (7,255), Netherlands (5,507), Chile (4,697), Switzerland (3,516), Portugal (2,905), Peru (2,630), Belgium (2,613) and Brazil (2,424).

According to the ONEI, arrivals from all these countries have increased and Portugal recorded the largest increase with 1,288 more visitors representing 79.7 percent, compared with July last year.

From a list of the 19 countries, which visited the island in July, only the number of arrivals from Colombia and the Russian Federation decreased, compared with the previous year.

According to the source, from January to July Cuba received 2 million 194,134 visitors, from them, 2 million 163,304 as tourists, 26,830 as hikers and 8,411 arrived on cruise ships.

Edited by Ivan Martínez
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