On this occasion, the Cuban tourist caravan will also include Salerno, Foggia and Pescara and the seaside town of Rimini, where the 56th international tourism fair (TTG) will take place between the 9th and 11th of this month.
With the joy and colorful characteristics of Cuba and its people, the annual traveling presentation of the tourist product of this Caribbean nation began in Italy.
On this occasion, the caravan will also include Salerno, Foggia and Pescara until it ends in the seaside town of Rimini, where the 56th international tourism fair (TTG) will be held between the 9th and 11th of this month.
The scene for the start in this capital was the residence of the Cuban ambassador in Italy, José Carlos Rodríguez, who welcomed the hundred participants in the event, among them 30 exhibitors and buyers interested in the offers of the coming winter season of the tourist sector of the island.
The Antillean delegation is composed of representatives of the Cuban hotel chains, Islazul, Gran Caribe, Sol Meliá, Iberostar, Blue Diamond and Muthu, as well as the Cuban airline of Aviation, Havanatur and reception agencies and Italian tour operators, among others.
The ambassador, the counsellor of the diplomatic mission in charge of Tourism, Madelen González-Pardo and the director of communication of the Ministry of Tourism of the island, Dulce María Sánchez, received the participants, who attended the audiovisual projection on Cuba and its attractions.
Of special significance were those dedicated to Havana, which will celebrate 500 years of founded on November 16th and Varadero, home of the upcoming annual edition of the International Tourism Fair, Fitur 2020.
In his words of welcome, Rodriguez highlighted the moment of the caravan, just a few weeks from the half-century of the Habna, ‘a splendid city and a wonder, not only because Unesco included it in its list of World Heritage Sites, in 1982’, but because of its culture and its people.
The diplomat also underlined the Italian imprint in different historical periods of the Cuban capital through works of art in spaces such as the Colón cemetery, the Capitol and the system of fortifications built during the Spanish colonization.
In Havana, he added, Italo Calvino was born, ‘one of the greatest in Italian literature’ and recalled that there Antonio Meucci discovered the telephone while working at the Teatro Tacón, Today great Teatro de la Habana Alicia Alonso.
The day culminated in a festive atmosphere, with performances of numbers from the repertoire of Cuban popular music, while the attendees had the opportunity to taste a sample of the island’s gastronomic offer, including the emblematic mojito.