Canadians Sure Like Chilling in Cuba - Germans too
Former U.S. President Barack Obama had sought to normalize relations with Cuba, ending 50 years of enmity and reinstalling diplomatic ties in 2015. Incumbent President Donald Trump now wants to back-track on that policy and reinstate restrictions on travel and business between the United States and Cuba.
Unlike America, Canada never saw the comparatively small Caribbean island as a big threat and started normalizing relations in the 1970s, so its citizens started holidaying in Cuba in big numbers. Today, Canadians make up more than one third of all visitors, as the below infographic shows.
America's neighbor to the north had also been instrumental in mediating between the U.S. and Cuban delegations. Negotiations in December 2014 culminated in a framework to officially normalize relations and end a long-standing embargo by the United States.
According to the latest statistics published by the Cuban statistics and information department ONEI, international visits have increased by half million in a year-over-year comparison. While in 2014 more than 3 million international visitors were counted, in 2015 half 3.5 visitors made their way to Cuba.
Interestingly enough, the Cuban statisticians count expats visiting their home country into the tourism statistics. They actually make up the second biggest group after Canadians. The second biggest foreign tourist group is from Germany. 175,000 Germans visited in 2015. Tourism is the most important source of foreign revenue for Cuba.
- Travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2000-2015Travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2000-2015
- Personal travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2005-2015Personal travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2005-2015
- Health related travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2005-2015Health related travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2005-2015
- Education related travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2005-2015Education related travel spending by foreign visitors in Canada 2005-2015
- Foreign tourism expenditure in Canada 2000-2016, by commodityForeign tourism expenditure in Canada 2000-2016, by commodity
- Global oil reserves - share of leading countries 2016Global oil reserves - share of leading countries 2016
- Renewable energy - consumption of the top countries 2016Renewable energy - consumption of the top countries 2016
- Ranking of oil importers worldwide 2016Ranking of oil importers worldwide 2016
- Germany - oil consumption 1997-2016Germany - oil consumption 1997-2016
- Primary energy consumption - leading countries 2016Primary energy consumption - leading countries 2016
- Who may use the "Chart of the Day"?
- The Statista "Chart of the Day", made available under the Creative Commons License CC BY-ND 3.0, may be used and displayed without charge by all commercial and non-commercial websites. Use is, however, only permitted with proper attribution to Statista. When publishing one of these graphics, please include a backlink to the respective infographic URL.
- Which topics are covered by the "Chart of the Day"?
- The Statista "Chart of the Day" currently focuses on two sectors: "Media and Technology", updated daily and featuring the latest statistics from the media, internet, telecommunications and consumer electronics industries; and "Economy and Society", which current data from the United States and around the world relating to economic and political issues as well as sports and entertainment.
- Can Statista create customized charts?
Absolutely! For information on tailor-made and sector-specific
Charts of the Day, please contact Robin Hüdepohl