Last year, Cuban citizens paid out a total of more than $17 million on Isla de Margarita.
This place belongs to the state of Nueva Esparta in Venezuela and Cubans travel there to buy duty-free products.
This alternative represents a good opportunity for the Cuban people to meet their needs at a time of deficits in the overall economy.
The Venezuelan State Chamber of Commerce released statistics on the migration of people from Cuba to Nueva Esparta.
More than 5,000 tourists from the largest of the Antilles have arrived on the Venezuelan island in the past 12 months. The president of the state facility, José Gregorio Rodríguez, announced that on August 25 another stage of this commercial tourism would begin.
Larger capacity aircraft
The new proposal is to use larger aircraft capable of loading 20 tons of goods between Porlamar and Havana airports. The aim of this initiative is to allow Cubans to invest more money while guaranteeing agile business operations.
In this way, Cuban purchases would not be limited by aircraft space and would increase Venezuelan profits. The commercial director of the travel agency GTN, Yulier Ávila, assured that the intention is to encourage more visits by Cubans to Isla de Margarita.
With the new initiative, air traffic is expected to be filled with 130 passengers before 50% fly due to the weight of the suitcases. Mr Ávila noted that future transfers could carry items of different sizes, such as equipment and electric motorcycles.
The travel agency Cubatur is responsible for participation in these offers. The lowest rate is a 3 night reservation valued at $775.00.