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by Chen Lizra | Latidos Productions In 2010 I was leading another tour in Cuba. That day the group and I woke up early in the morning and left Havana. We drove through the scenic route on the way to Trinidad. After a few hours we stopped at the cueva de los peces [cave of the fish] reef. We hung out… Read More

NV Charts releases Cuba marine navigation charts

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal NV Charts of Germany and Newport Rhode Island have recently released two new chart books and CDs featuring the Northeast and Northwest coast of Cuba. According to the NV Charts website, these charts offer fine contours and easy to distinguish color graduations of the depth… Read More

Cuba service providers expanding with branch openings

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The US Treasury has just released a routine update of the list of Cuba Service Providers (pdf) consisting of Cuba Travel and Carrier Service Providers and Remittance Forwarders. The most notable updates were branch openings. Branch Openings Aspa Travel Inc. Common Ground Education… Read More

Friendly Planet gets people to people Cuba travel license

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Friendly Planet Travel, which for more than 30 years has helped hundreds of thousands of travelers experience exotic locales around the globe, is announcing that it has received a people-to-people license from OFAC. The company is organizing and operating two educational trips…… Read More

Licensed Cuba Travel Service Provider list grows with new update

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal OFAC released an updated revision of authorized Read More

Spirit Quest Tours offers Cuba trip

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Anne Sorock of BigGovernment.com discovered that Spirit Quest Tours is offering a Cuba vacation, or should I say “humanitarian trip to Cuba”. The Las Vegas based company is pricing this Cuba trip at $3985 per person plus $75 for a humanitarian visa. Airfare from… Read More

University of Washington Botanic Gardens offers Cuba Garden Tour

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The University of Washington Botanic Gardens is hosting a Cuba Garden Tour led by Executive Director Sarah Reichard from February 22 through March 4, 2012. I have confirmed from the licensed travel service provider, Holbrook Travel, the University of Washington Botanic Gardens… Read More

Austin-Lehman Adventures get People to People Cuba travel license

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     Rob Sequin | Havana Journal I have confirmed that Austin-Lehman Adventures has received a People to People license that allows them to offer Cuba trips that are designed to promote American citizen to Cuban citizen interaction. Although the Cuba trip page at Austin Lehman makes… Read More

Petition OFAC to approve Havana ferry

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Petition to President Obama to direct OFAC to approve Havana Ferry Partners’ Carrier Service Provider license in order to offer ferry service to Cuba. We received this petition asking OFAC to support Havana Ferry Partners, LLC creation of “at least 564 jobs in… Read More

Manatee Florida / Manati Cuba sister cities organization offering Cuba trips

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The Tampa-based Manatee Florida/Manati Cuba sister city association obtained a People to People license to offer Cuba trips in June. They use Scand-America International in Tampa Bay, a licensed Cuba travel service provider to arrange the travel services had passengers… Read More

Montana college offering Cuba trip to general public

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Cuba Birding, History and Culture Trip Rocky Mountain College in Billings Montana is offering the general public the opportunity to travel to Cuba in a recent post from the Billings Gazette with the title Public may travel to Cuba with RMC professor. The public is invited… Read More

Havana to Havana? Yes. Circumnavigate Cuba with Your Cuba Cruise

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Beginning December 4, a recently incorporated Canadian cruise line named Cubacruise Inc will offer week long cruises around the entire island of Cuba with many stops along the way. Prices for cruise-only fares start at CAD $586, double occupancy for the week long cruise. All… Read More

More Cuba trips and culture tours from Insight Cuba

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

From promotional email The Insight Cuba Inaugural Trips which departed on August 11th were incredible! The arrival in Havana was featured by CNN, Reuters, NBC, ABC, and more.  Many of the inaugural participants are calling the Cuba trip “the best travel experience ever.” Insight Cuba… Read More

US to Cuba culture and private restaurant tour in November

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal with excerpts from the Newark Post Creative Travel of Newark, Delaware in association with the Center for the Study of Cuban Culture & Economy, has developed a first-of-its-kind program to bring people from the Delaware Valley to Cuba under the People to People exchange… Read More

Marazul to offer Delta Airlines charter flights to Cuba from Atlanta

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Maria Saporta | Atlanta Business Chronicle People will soon be able to fly to Cuba from Atlanta’s Hartsfield-Jackson International Airport. Marazul, the oldest and most experienced charter and travel agency serving Cuba in the United States, has an agreement with Delta Air Lines to begin direct charter… Read More

First National Geographic map of Cuba since 1906

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By David Montgomery | Washington Post It’s a brand new map of Cuba, the National Geographic Society’s first comprehensive rendering of the Caribbean nation since 1906. It’s a classic wall map, 3 feet by 2 feet, 24 miles to the inch. The island stretches like a bony finger across the azure… Read More

National Statistics Office in Cuba releases business and travel reports

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The National Statistics Office (ONE) is charged with gathering and integrating Cuba’s economic and population statistics in an efficient manner and to provide the information required for economic planning and behavior analysis of the economy. ONE is in charge of gathering… Read More

US Cuba Travel from Atlanta, Tampa, Chicago and more airports

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The Obama Administration continues to open travel to Cuba for more Americans. For many years, the only airports in the US that were allowed to offer charter flights to Cuba were JFK in New York, LAX in Los Angeles and Miami International Airport. Soon Cuban Americans and Americans… Read More

Obama eases Cuba travel restrictions

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The White House Office of the Press Secretary Reaching Out to the Cuban People Today, President Obama has directed the Secretaries of State, Treasury, and Homeland Security to take a series of steps to continue efforts to reach out to the Cuban people in support of their desire to freely determine their… Read More

Mayabeque and Artemisa replace Habana province in Cuba

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Habana province no longer exists. Due to the massive Cuban government reorganization announced in 2010, the province of Habana that surrounded the city of Havana was voted to be divided in half with the two new halves to called Mayabeque province and Artemisa province effective… Read More

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