From January 1 to September 30, some 570 000 tourists visited the province, with an average stay that surpasses a day and a half and having Viñales as the main destination.
The top issuing markets are Germany with 36,5 percent and France 14,4. Plus, the American presence increased from 6 971 in 2016 to 8 084 in 2017.
Thus was announced by Debora Henríquez Lorenzo, delegate of the Ministry of Tourism in the territory, who added that for the winter season they expect to welcome 9650 travellers more in comparison to last year. Likewise, they are readying details to launch a climbing product and add attractive values to Pinar del Rio.
Henríquez noted that with the incorporation of the Central hotel in Viñales, 23 rooms joined the existing 562. Most of them received maintenance that included painting, change of curtains, decoration and even replacement of air conditioning and major repairs, all of that aimed at providing more comfort.
Those actions are part of the participation of the sector in the programs designed for the 26 of July celebrations and the 150th anniversary of the foundation of the city of Pinar del Rio.
She noted that although it has not been consolidated as such, the route of tobacco is called to be the top product of tourism in the province.
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