10/26/13 - Escambray - Moscow Varadero Flights Now Possible
The tour operator Pegas Turistik, Russia, which will operate during the
upcoming season in Cuba with vacationers from that country inaugurated this
Saturday a direct flight from Moscow to Varadero, main resort of this
nation.Every fortnight, the European company will employ 364 seats Boeing
777 aircraft to the airline Orenair, told Prensa Latina Irina Lavrenova,
supervisor of the tourist company in the Caribbean area.
"Cuba is beautiful and Russian tourists are very interest in visiting du to
its beaches and sunshine. This operation, initially, will remain until May
and I think it will be mutually beneficial for being an important
destination," she added.
Thirty travel agents, members of a familiarization group traveled on this
first flight, which landed at the international airport Juan Gualberto
Gomez Varadero, 130 kilometers east of Havana.
Rolando Marichal, president of the branch of Cubanacan travel agency in
Varadero, said the Russian market remains one of the main visitor arrivals
to Cuba and especially to this pole.
"In the period January-September 2013 the operation of the travel agency
Cubanacan presents a substantial increase of clients, ratifying it as a
leader in Cuba receptive to this important segment," he explained.
"With Pegas Turistk we have three years of successfully work," he added.
Besides Varadero, the Russian company moves customers from the Caribbean
region to Cancun in Mexico and Punta Cana in Dominican Republic.
Varadero is located on the north coast of the western province of Matanzas,
with 51 hotels and more than 20.000 rooms.
The year 2012 closed in the 10th position in the Top 25 beach destinations
in the world, according to the digital portal Tripadvisor.
Also last year, the famous beach, also called Playa Azul, completed for the
fifth consecutive period of 12 months, the reception of more than one
million foriegn tourists.
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