06 DEC 2018: The Cuba Tourist Board of Canada announced that Cuba has officially welcomed over a million Canadian visitors over the course of the 2018 travel season. The results follow similarly strong numbers from 2017 and are a product of a dedicated effort by the country’s tourism industry to invest in properties and accommodations ahead of Havana’s 500th anniversary.   

Cuba’s capital is on track to add no fewer than seven new hotels by the end of 2019. The completion of properties like the Prado y Malecón and Gran Hotel will further expand Havana’s already robust capacity, which currently numbers more than 12,000 hotel rooms.

Investment into the city’s tourism properties is to be matched with a commitment to restoration projects for over 600 buildings and complexes in Havana’s historical district.

At the same time, Cuba will continue to expand its progressive roll out of WiFi service, with coverage for every hotel on the island on target for the end of 2019.

Investment in Cuba’s tourism industry reached $1.035 billion in 2018, representing a 3.5 percent increase year-over-year.

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