The Cuba Tourist Board has announced that the country has started a roll-out of nationwide WiFi coverage, which will be extended to 287 additional hotels by the end of 2018. Full coverage for every hotel on the island is slated for completion in 2019.
“We’re thrilled to be able to expand our service on such a national scale,” said Eloy Govea, director, Cuba Tourist Board “This initiative is the product of our continuing commitment to deliver the best experience to the millions of guests who choose Cuba every year.”
The government has also announced that it will begin offering visitors preferential rates for roaming service, in conjunction with the debut of 3G and 4G networks in Cayo Santa Maria and Cayo Largo, among others.
According to a statement from the Cuba Tourist Board, these technological advances “come at a time of increasing foreign management and participation in Cuba’s tourism industry, as the country embraces its identity as a truly global destination.” As of 2018, Cuba is home to 21 foreign-owned, independently-managed properties, with over 45,000 of the island’s rooms falling under the stewardship of these international entities and 64.8% of total accommodation capacity is being operated by non-domestic management.
“Ensuring that Cuba’s tourism infrastructure is both welcoming and reflective of our guests’ expectations has remained a guiding priority,” said Govea. “With increasingly diverse offerings in accommodations and now nationwide WiFi coverage, Cuba has become more accessible than ever before.”
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