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Varadero is a leader in Cuban tourist investments

Gloria Machado León 13 abril, 2018

The Grand Hotel Manzana Kempinski, the first five stars plus, confirms the pretense of betting on the best qualitative world standards.

The Oasis hotel, at the entrance to Varadero, is already brewing. Its earth movement is a tangible sign of how this construction will gradually take shape, one among the many predicted in a program to conclude in 2030, year in which Cuba is estimated to have about one hundred thousand new rooms.

The pretended hospitality infrastructure will respond to the estimates of visitors that the Ministry of Tourism (MINTUR) of the Greater Antilles plans to receive for five years, a goal in which the spa of Matanzas serves as a relevant strut, the main sun and beach pole Cuban where the International Hotel is raised.

The execution of the International Hotel, in Varadero, is among the most important investments in the country.
Despite the sense of remoteness suggested by that date, in just twelve years presumably they will build hotels with such accommodation capacity, a purpose dependent, however, on the agreement of own and foreign investments, which require effective support in procedures, hiring , preparation of the works and an essential respect to the execution deadlines.

As in the Matanzas beach of Playa Azul, in other Cuban destinations, in the short and long term, they will propitiate the physical growth and the quality of the Antillean infrastructure composed, at the end of 2017, by 67,769 rooms.

José Reynaldo Daniel Alonso, general director of development, investments and business in the Mintur, has indicated that these manufacturing prospects are consistent with the sustained increases in arrivals to this island.

“We are sure that we are going to meet the fixed from 2016 to 2020 and we have already been working on the assurance of the 2020-2025 five-year period, signs that the final goal will be reached.

“However, he warned, the challenge of streamlining processes, executing in the established deadlines, doing everything quickly for investors to achieve their objectives in the shortest time possible remains.”

The opening of the Grand Hotel Manzana Kempinski in Havana, the first five plus stars, confirms the intention of betting on the best qualitative global standards and the need to increase accommodation in cities, which will endow the destination Cuba with integrality, with around 80 percent of its rooms in variant of sun and beach.

“Today, priority is being given to the rescue of lodgings in cities linked to heritage and culture such as Cienfuegos, Trinidad, Santiago de Cuba, Camagüey and Holguín, actions also motivated by the fact that more and more visitors show greater interest in the modality of circuits and nature. “

That explains, he argues, that there they have directed one of the fundamental objectives of the development of Cuban tourism, with very significant examples in territories like Camagüey, where heritage sites that were very deteriorated now look splendid.

He predicted that Trinidad will be one of the towns founded by the Spanish colony that will excel in terms of progress, while Viñales pinar, among the most visited tourist poles, demands, as has already been conceived, the creation of infrastructures that guarantee the functioning of non-state and state tourism, as part of the Mintur’s sustainability policy.

He detailed works, including some extra-hotel, indispensable, he said, to complement the tourist activity, option where the country has many potentialities to take advantage of nature and circuit tourism.

The recovery, expansion and construction, according to the case, make up a total of 23 projects of great relevance, remarked, related to the nautical and marine, “areas to which we are paying special attention. There is a lot of potential there, as long as natural resources are preserved, with sustainable and sustainable actions. “

Other projections related to health tourism, real estate and the expansion of camping, round out the perspectives of infrastructural growth of the strategic Cuban leisure industry, the second most income in foreign currency contributes to the State.

It was no coincidence then that at the International Fair of Havana 2017 the Mintur placed 140 new projects available to foreign investors, containing their business portfolio, proposals that according to Daniel Alonso have a marked intention to privilege extra-hotel in the largest of the Antilles.

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