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LATEST_UPDATE_ON Fri, 13 Oct 2017 - 13:15
Holguin Tourist Destination Ready After Hurricane Irma

Brisas-Hotel.jpgAlthough Hurricane Irma affected the Holguin coastline, where are located important facilities of the so-called smokeless industry, the Holguin Tourist Destination currently has 4,601 rooms available and the necessary conditions to provide 100% quality of services, according to a meeting held at the Hotel Las Brisas in Guardalavaca, presided over by Army Corps General Ramón Espinosa Martín, deputy minister of the Revolutionary Armed Forces.

The meeting to assess the damages caused by hurricane Irma in the tourist infrastructure and measures taken for the recovery, was attended by Luis Torres Iríbar and Julio César Estupiñán Rodríguez, president and vice president of the Provincial Defense Council, respectively; Manuel Marrero, Minister of Tourism; René Mesa, head of the Ministry of Construction, and Maria del Carmen Concepción, Minister of Food Industry, as well as other officials of Hydraulic Resources and the Ministry of Economy and Planning.

The damages caused by the meteorological event in the Holguin Tourist Destination are mainly located in roofs and glassworks, which will be repaired in the shortest possible time without preventing to provide services with the usual quality standards.

Manuel Marrero highlighted the order and discipline with which the tourism workers operated in Holguín to safeguard the lives of tourists and protect the facilities from the ravages of Irma. He also noted that this destination has the capacity and availability necessary to welcome the customers of Cayo Coco and Cayo Santa Maria, located in the center of the country, where this meteorological phenomenon has caused severe damage.

He added that tourists are very grateful for the protection provided during the passing of the meteor and "there are already many requests from tour operators to restart operations. In fact, new operations start on Friday from Canada. "

It was also reported that the recovery of tourist facilities throughout the country will be carried out in the shortest possible time to normally face the coming high season. To this end, the country has all the necessary means and forces, as noted by Espinosa Martín.

The Army Corps General congratulated the human capital of the tourism sector for the effort deployed in the difficult times imposed by the hurricane. Torres Iríbar also extended a congratulations message to the workers of the Holguin Tourist Industry and to the different forces that supported them.

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