– Cuban authorities have promised to restore to victims of hurricane “Irma” tourism infrastructure in November before the high season, said on Monday the Association of tour operators of Russia (ATOR) with reference to the local Ministry of tourism.
“According to the Ministry of tourism of Cuba, today 4600 of 5000 hotel rooms in the Eastern tourist area is ready to receive tourists, and the rest in this part of the country will be commissioned before the end of September. Tourist areas of Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria, where the disaster has caused the greatest damage will result in the order by mid-November”, – stated in the message.
The Federal Agency for tourism last week reported serious destruction of tourism infrastructure on the island of Cuba as the result of a hurricane “Irma”. According to authorities, the popular resort of Varadero, serious damage. Was broken water and electricity and communication networks. Suffered hotel Fund of the hotels closed. In this regard, the office urged tour operators to be sensitive to the desire of tourists who bought tours to Cuba, to cancel the trip.
According to ATOR, in Varadero, the full swing restoration work, most of the hotels work. As promised by local officials, the entire hotel facility 100% to be ready to receive guests on November 15. The greatest number of injuries recorded in hotels on the Northern tip of the Peninsula: it is fallen trees and torn power lines, partially ripped off the roof and damaged ceilings, facades, broken Windows and doors.
In Havana as a result of squally winds and flooding in some hotels on the coast also recorded minor damage, which promise to eliminate till the end of September. But there are a number of hotels that have been severely affected: for them the re-opening will require more time.
As expected, this week again earn such popular hotels like Arenal Havana, Jibacoa Memories, Cohiba, Aquarium and Commodore. A large part of the hotel complex of the Cuban capital operates in the same mode: in total today, tourists are available 60 hotel facilities, as well as 11 thousand rooms in the private sector. At the same time in hotels in the most affected areas of Cayo Santa Maria, Cayo Coco and Cayo Guillermo until the calculation of damages and determination of the list of works.
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