Holguin Receives First UK Visitors

8th Jul 2003

The landing of the first flight covering the Glasgow-Scotland-Holguin route at the Frank Pais International Airport in Holguin, proved the forecasts correct made by by province«s top tourism authorities, for the on-going summertime season.
The arrival of the first 370 British holiday-makers opened up the off-peak season in the tourist destination that, as low as it might get, projects a 30 percent increase for the first two weeks of June compared to the same period of time the year before.
From now on and on a weekly basis, big commercial jetliners will land on the tarmac of the Holguin airport carrying planeloads of British passengers lured by the charms of Guardalavaca, Pesquero and Esmeralda beaches.
Thomas Cook, the British tour operator running the Glasgow-Scotland-Holguin route, cranked up these summertime chartered flights at a time when the Frank Pais International Airport is already catering to some fifteen international flights every week.
The tourist destination of Holguin closed the month of May with a 13 percent increase in the number of tourists as 75,514 visitors mostly from Canada, Germany and the U.K.- came to its premises.


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