Canadians choose Cuba as a safe post- covid destination, highlights minister

Havana – The Canadian members of the Travelzoo travel website selected Cuba as the Caribbean destination they would most like to visit in the next two years, reported Juan Carlos García, Cuban Minister of Tourism.

In his official Twitter account, the minister affirmed that this election responds to the security offered by the destination, the hygiene protocols adopted in the face of the COVID-19 pandemic and travel offers.

The information in the electronic newspaper, aimed primarily at tourism professionals, states that, through a recent survey, Travelzoo defined as key to returning travelers to the Caribbean the ability of destinations in that region to provide timely and accurate information on travel restrictions.

The cleaning and disinfection protocols implemented, the safety of visitors, a low or decreasing number of positive cases to COVID-19 and the availability of flights were other factors highlighted by the respondents when choosing the tourist destination.

For Canadians, Cuba tops the list, followed by the Dominican Republic, Turks and Caicos Islands, Bahamas, and Barbados, in that order. A week ago, the Cuban tourist center Jardines del Rey received the first post- pandemic flight from Canada.

Travelzoo, a travel platform that accumulates more than 30 million members worldwide, considers that tourism in the region could be ready to provide its services after travel restrictions and closures of establishments due to the pandemic. (ACN)