Working alongside Meeting Point International and Cubatur, Russian travel agency Coral Travel has begun flying more Russian tourists direct to Varadero, Cuba.
A press release from the Ministry of Tourism (Mintur) stated that the first flights by Royal Flight airline (a charter flight airline based in Russia) would begin August 10 flying travelers on Boeing 777 aircraft with 492 seating capacity.
“This flight will reinforce the growth of the aforementioned market in the main sun and beach destination of the country, which confirms its preference for it and the excellence of the tourist services offered,” said Mintur.
The Royal Flight airline departs every ten days from Moscow to the Juan Gualberto Gómez International Airport in Varadero.
Russian tourists are the second largest and expanding market of tourist arrivals after the Canadians.
The Caribbean Council reported that 137,000 Russian tourists traveled to Cuba in 2018, representing a 30% growth from 2017.
Russia – Cuba relations have been experiencing a rebirth in recent years.
Varadero is one of the most popular vacation destinations in Cuba with glorious white sand beaches with azure blue waters. There are plenty of tourist facilities in the way restaurants, shops, a marina, nautical activities and more than 50 hotels and resorts, many casa particulars (bed and breakfast hotels) surpassing 21,000 available hotel rooms.