Destination & Tourism
Insight Cuba Reauthorized to Take Americans to Cuba
Features & Advice | June 29, 2011
Insight Cuba has been reauthorized by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to take Americans to Cuba, said Tom Popper, the company’s director. The company provided legal travel to Cuba for U.S. citizens from 2000 to 2004 before a tightening of U.S. policies on travel to the island forced the company to cease operations.
Popper said Insight Cuba has since strengthened its relationships in Cuba, anticipating the company would someday be permitted to return. “We’ve been preparing for this day for seven years,” said Popper. “Now that we have the license in hand, anyone can reserve one of our carefully crafted travel programs to Cuba throughout 2011 and 2012.”
Insight Cuba offers small-scale tours (a maximum 16 participants) with a host/escort, travelers stay in four- and five-star hotels, and all meals are included. Per person, double occupancy prices 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. Insight offers six itineraries with more than 130 departures through September 2012. Packages include a seven-night “Havana & Colonial Trinidad” tour priced at $2,995 to $3,395 and a seven-night “Bay of Pigs!” tour of Havana, Playa Girón, Cienfuegos and Santa Clara. A single supplement of $300 ($200 for Weekend in Havana) is available. For more information, call 800-450-CUBA.
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