U. S. Government Reauthorizes Insight Cuba, the Largest Provider of People-to-People Travel to Cuba, to Offer New Cultural Tours; Six New Itineraries with Over 130 Departures through September 2012
NEW ROCHELLE, N.Y., June 29, 2011 /PRNewswire-USNewswire/ -- For the last 50 years, most Americans have been prohibited from traveling to Cuba. Now they can start packing!
As of today, Insight Cuba, the leading provider of legal people-to-people travel to Cuba has been reauthorized by the U.S. Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to send Americans to Cuba.
When the Obama administration reversed the previous administration's policy and posted new travel regulations allowing people-to-people educational travel, Insight Cuba was among the first to submit its application for a new license.
We've been preparing for this day for seven years," said Insight Cuba Director Tom Popper. "Now that we have the license in hand, anyone and everyone can reserve their spot on one of our carefully crafted travel programs to Cuba from August 2011 through September 2012. We've created six exciting new experiences, which can be found on our website www.insightcuba.com, providing unique access to people and places the average traveler rarely sees."
Insight Cuba emerged as a true pioneer in people-to-people travel to Cuba in 2000 and sent the largest number of Americans to Cuba under a specific license since 1963. However, in 2004, U.S. travel restrictions were tightened, eliminating most U.S. travel to the island nation. Despite the new limitations, Insight Cuba continued to strengthen their relationships and reputation in Cuba, confident that one day they would be able to return. As a result, they are now known as the industry expert in U.S. travel to Cuba.
Insight Cuba hand picks exclusive experiences for its groups, which are kept small (maximum 16 participants). With an in-country host/escort, modern explorers can expect frequent serendipitous experiences. The comfort level is high, with four- and five-star hotels and all meals included. Prices (per person, double occupancy) also cover ground transport, domestic flights in Cuba (where required), all entry fees, professional guide services, U.S. Treasury Department license and Letter of Authorization, and travel insurance. A single supplement of just $300 ($200 for Weekend in Havana) is available. There are six exciting new itineraries with over 130 departures through September 2012. The August inaugural departure dates are TBD.
- Havana & Colonial Trinidad (eight days/seven nights, $2,995-$3,395)
- Havana & Scenic Pinar del Río (eight days/seven nights, $2,495-$2,995)
- Bay of Pigs! Havana/Playa Giron/Cienfuegos/Santa Clara (eight days/seven nights, $2,745-$3,095)
- Cuban Music & Art Experience -- Havana/Santiago de Cuba/Bayamo (nine days/eight nights, $3,395-$3,795)
- Havana Jazz Experience with Jazz Times Magazine (eight days/seven nights, $2,795-$3,295)
- Weekend in Havana (four days/three nights, $1,695-$1,995)
To learn more, and to see the new travel programs, visit www.insightcuba.com or call 1-800-450-CUBA.
Insight Cuba is a leading expert in Cuba travel, and a division of Cross-Cultural Solutions, an independent not-for-profit organization and leader in international volunteering and people-to-people cultural exchange with over 25,000 alumni since its inception in 1995. Insight Cuba has developed in-depth programs in Cuba, encompassing both spontaneous and planned activities. These immersive, unforgettable experiences have helped make Insight Cuba the largest, most highly regarded provider of specific-licensed people-to-people cultural travel to Cuba.
SOURCE Insight Cuba