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Cuba travel, charter and remittance service provider list now tops 400

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The Office of Foreign Assets Control has just released it’s updated list of AUTHORIZED PROVIDERS OF AIR, TRAVEL AND REMITTANCE FORWARDING SERVICES TO CUBA. American travelers to Cuba now have more options to purchase tickets to Cuba and ways to send money to Cuba than… Read More

Cuban food and restaurant tours in Cuba for all Americans

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Creative Travel, Inc of Newark, Delaware has been granted a People to People license from the US Treasury and has announced new dates for their culinary food tour program to Cuba. This is the only company authorized to sell these specialty culinary tours to Cuba and they have… Read More

Cuban cruise offered from Havana to Trinidad

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Design Travel is promoting a first of its kind Cuba cruise featuring several ports of call in Cuba. The Sights and sounds of Cuba cruise tour is a seven night, Havana to Trinidad cruise on the 25 cabin Sail Cruiser Panorama. The cruise ship is owned and operated by a Greek… Read More

Agriculture organization NEEM receives People to People Cuba travel license

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal NEEM (NATURAL ENVIRONMENTAL ECOLOGICAL MANAGEMENT) receives coveted “People to People” license for exchange with Cubans with initial Cuban research delegations set for December 7 and 28, 2012. This license allows NEEM to bring delegates to Cuba focusing on agricultural… Read More

October People to People Cuba trip

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Offered by our friends at Common Ground Education and Travel Services, they have a few seats left for their “Cuba Today: A program of People to People Exploration with Obsidian Arts” Cuba trip from October 20 to 27. The Cuba trip is a one week exploration of Havana, Pinar del Rio and Matanzas,… Read More

3rd Annual Jardines Del Rey Fishing Tournament in October

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Radio Rebelde The third annual “Big Game Trolling” Jardines del Rey fishing tournament will run from October 15 to 20, based out of the Cayo Guillermo International Marina in Ciego de Avila Cuba. Local sources from the Ministry of Tourism said the event seeks to develop the local nautical and fishing… Read More

OFAC adds 18 new Cuba service providers

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Although OFAC has stalled (maybe even stopped) renewing people to people licenses to Cuba tour operators, OFAC has been busy authorizing new travel service providers. With today’s update of all currently authorized Carrier Service Providers, Travel Service Providers,… Read More

People to People Cuba tour operators wait for travel license renewals

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Original title: Cuba limbo: Island-bound U.S. groups face licensing questions by Christopher Reynolds of the Los Angeles Times staff writer Less than two years after President Obama set off a boom in Cuban travel by relaxing restrictions on “people-to-people” educational trips, Obama’s Treasury… Read More

Information and petitions about future of legal travel to Cuba

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Ellen Creager of the Detroit Free Press recently wrote this article “Is the door slamming shut for travel from U.S. to Cuba?” and she did a great job summarizing the current state of legal travel to Cuba. She writes… Why it is happening, nobody is sure. But… Read More

Last two Audubon Cuba trips for 2012 - bird watching in Cuba

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The demand for Audubon Cuba trips called “Nature Odysseys” is very high. The two spring 2012 trips sold out very quickly. Since OFAC has not yet renewed the people to people travel license for Audubon, there are only two trips scheduled for the rest of 2012. Both… Read More

Cuba - Forbidden Paradise - sailing the south coast of Cuba documentary

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Wally Moran is a Contributing Editor with SAIL Magazine and a cruising sailor who has sailed the north coast of Cuba on his last two visits there in 2009 and 2011. He is currently working on a tv show about Cuba, to be named “Cuba - Forbidden Paradise”, that will… Read More

Friendly Planet Travel offering People to People Cuba trips

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal I would like to welcome our newest advertiser to the Havana Journal, Friendly Planet Travel. Friendly Planet is wholesale tour operator specializing in high-quality, cost-effective international travel arrangements with a new focus on legal trips to Cuba. The company is one… Read More

Christopher Baker and MotoDiscovery to offer Cuba motorcycle tours

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal National Geographic tour guide and Cuba travel expert Christopher Baker writes “It’s been a dream of mine to lead group motorcycle tours of Cuba ever since I published my travel literary memoir, Mi Moto Fidel: Motorcycling Through Castro’s Cuba.” In March,… Read More

360 VOX goes live with VisitCanada.com Cuba travel guide website

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A new online Cuba travel guide has been launched by 360 VOX, a Canadian real estate development company. Formerly known as Leisure Canada, the company purchased the domain name VisitCuba.com for approximately $110,000. The company is announcing the launch of the developed website at VisitCuba.com. From… Read More

Cape Cod to Cuba trip - Falmouth Academy’s people to people experience

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Brent Runyon of The Enterprise from Falmouth Massachusetts writes this article about a Falmouth Academy “people to people” trip to Cuba. As a Cape Cod resident, I think this is a great use of the new “people to people” Cuba travel regulations. A group from Falmouth Academy, a… Read More

Memories brand adds Varadero Beach Resort to Cuba hotels list

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Hotels

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Blue Diamond Hotels & Resorts, a division of Sunwing Travel Group, currently operates over 3,000 rooms in all inclusive resorts in the Caribbean and Latin America under its “Memories Beach Resorts” and “Royalton Luxury Resorts” brands. The Memories… Read More

Cuba Trips Calendar ebook - Legal travel to Cuba for all Americans

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Havana Journal Inc is proud to announce the release of its Cuba Trips Calendar ebook. The ebook features 379 Cuba trips from 45 different trip providers so any American can now travel to Cuba legally on one of these hosted Cuba trips. There are 96 pages of content featuring… Read More

OFAC guidelines for advertising People to People Cuba trips

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People to People Cuba travel licenses authorize individuals to engage in travel-related transactions involving Cuba that are incident to engaging in educational exchanges not involving academic study pursuant to a degree program provided these exchanges take place under the auspices of an organization… Read More

Havana ferry denied launch by US government - Cuba ferry summary

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Havana Ferry Partners recently went public with their OFAC denial for ferry service to Cuba. The denial letter came one-and-half years after Havana Ferry Partners filed its original application. The letter from OFAC is dated February 27 and reads “To date, only air charter… Read More

US Cuba travel - Most Cuba trips sold out

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal According to an article at the New York Daily News (and my own, first hand knowledge), the volume of Americans going to Cuba has increased sharply in 2012. Bob Guild of Marazul Charters says “We’re jammed up. Since November, we’ve probably quadrupled the number of… Read More

Confirmed list of People to People Cuba travel licensees - UPDATED

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Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Note: This post is FULL of links out to other pages that offer more details for your information. Be prepared to click on a lot of links. You will learn more than you expect about People to People Cuba travel. OFAC has released a spreadsheet of Cuba related travel licensees… Read More

Multiple flights from Cuba carrying sick tourists

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CBC News and Globe and Mail comments At least 11 people arriving in Ottawa and Toronto Canada aboard flights from Cuba on January 20 complained of a stomach illness, officials said. It marked the third time in a week passengers arriving from Cuba reported being ill. The Public Health Agency of Canada… Read More

Cuba tourist arrivals sets record for 2011, more expected in 2012

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The Cuban government controlled Radio Cadena Agramonte is reporting that the predictions of 2.7 million visitors to Cuba in 20111 was achieved “without any problem” and now the forecast for 2012 is logged to be 2.9 million visitors. Among the predictions for the high season (November-April)… Read More

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