First individual Chinese tourist’s arrive in Cuba

22nd Jan 2004

The first set of individual Chinese tourist’s arrived in Cuba on Tuesday according to The group touched down in Varadero last Tuesday - with their onward trip set to take them to Chile, Brazil and Peru on a 19-day Latin American tour. The website reported ‘Cuba is the first tourist destination in the Americas approved by the Chinese authorities, which signed with Havana an agreement of understanding on tourism last July.‘The countries national carriers, Air China and Cubana have signed an agreement to work together in supplying a direct flight between Beijing and Havana.According to Cuban Tourism Minister Ibrahim Ferradaz said ‘both sides are optimistic about the future success of the bilateral tourist operations.’


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