Tuesday,  August 4, 2020  3:52 am

Cuba Tourist Board appoints Lessner Gomez as new director

Cuba Tourist Board appoints Lessner Gomez as new director
Lessner Gomez, new director for the Cuba Tourist Board, pictured here with Eloy Govea at an event in Toronto. Photo credit: PAX Global Media.

The Cuba Tourism Board has named Lessner Gomez the new director of the Cuba Tourist Board in Toronto.

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Gomez replaces Eloy Govea, who previously held the position since July 2014.

With more than 25 years of experience in the travel industry, Gomez is looking forward to working closely with all Cuba’s travel partners and the continued strengthening of relationships with Canadian tour operators, travel advisors, hotel partners and travel media to help achieve the mutual goal of increasing the number of Canadian visitors to Cuba.

“The Canadian market has always been very important for Cuba, but now more than ever it is a priority, my priority,” said Gomez. “I have worked closely with this market for years and I hope from my new position to continue supporting all our associates and strengthen relations with all Travel Agencies, Tour Operators and Press to work together to increase the number of visitors from Canada to Cuba.”

Within the last five years, Gomez has been the deputy minister of the Ministry of Tourism office in the Ciego de Avila province. Working for so many years in Cayo Coco, where Canadians account for the majority of the tourist business, has allowed Lessner to familiarize himself with the needs of this market.

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