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Friendly Planet Travel People to People Cuba Tours

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Now that all Americans can legally travel to Cuba, there are plenty of legal opportunities to visit the island with a US government licensed people to people Cuba tour operator. Friendly Planet Travel is a wholesale tour operator and travel company, in business since 1981,… Read More

Update on new Cuba travel service providers and no longer authorized

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

There have been 412 Cuba service providers authorized by OFAC with the newly authorized companies being: Jose Miguel Castillo Mi Giraldilla, Corp. Gulf Coast Aircraft, Inc. World Travel Cuba, Corp. Cuba Te Espera, Inc. Cubamax Travel, Inc., a long time travel service provider has now been authorized… Read More

Cuba approves first joint venture golf course in 50 years - The Carbonera Club

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Vacation

Sarah Rainsford of the BBC News writes about the first Cuban golf course joint venture since the Revolution. Varadero golf club in Cuba shortly after it opened on 20 November 2000 Varadero is currently the only 18-hole course in Cuba, but it will now be joined by others after the government approved… Read More

New Cuba hotel Meliá Marina Varadero to open this summer

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Hotels

Melia Cuba will open the Meliá Marina Varadero this summer at the tip of the Hicacos Peninsula. This will be the 26th hotel managed by Melia Cuba. The Marina Varadero will be an all inclusive, five star resort with 549 rooms, 126 of which will be offered as condominium or apartment units. (The news… Read More

Central Holidays offers Discover Cuba travel program - legal for all Americans

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

New Jersey based Central Holidays has announced that it is now offering a new “Discover Cuba” travel program that connects US travelers with the Cuban people so Americans can learn about the architecture, music, art and culture of this enchanting country. This program features an 8-day “Discover… Read More

Havana guided tours for Cuban art, architecture and cigars

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Travel

The Havana Journal is happy to promote a new guided tour service for visitors to Havana. There is a small group of Cuban professionals with more than twenty years of experience guiding and advising foreigners through the complex maze of streets and historical sites in Havana. They offer specialized tours… Read More

Canada sends 285k tourists to Cuba in first 60 days of 2013

Posted in Cuba Travel > Cuba Travel

From DTCuba.com Canada is by far the country sending the most tourists to Cuba. In just January and February, 284,654 Canadian vacationers went to Cuba. Canada is followed by Germany with less than 10% of the amount of Canadian tourists at just 23,268 people.  France, the UK, Argentina and Italy… Read More

Academic Programs International to offer Cuban Studies Program

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal Due to a recently issued license from OFAC, the educational organization Academic Programs International (API) is now able to offer their students half year, study abroad courses in Havana Cuba. API has been advocating and diligently working with OFAC and the U.S. Department… Read More

Legal travel to Cuba symposium in California

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Press Release Now that President Obama’s second term is underway, how - if at all - will the United States alter its rocky relationship with Cuba? Leading experts will gather to offer opinions and observations about foreign policy and Cuba travel during a unique April 11, 2013 symposium that is… Read More

Fund for Reconciliation and Development hosted Cuba trips

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Cuba’s Irish & Celtic Heritage April 14 – 21, 2013 Join FFRD in a unique journey of discovery of the Irish and Irish-American diaspora in Cuba (17th - 19th centuries), the birth place of the father of President Eamon de Valera, and the lively Celtic traditions from Asturia and Galicia. Cuba’s… Read More

Upcoming legal travel to Cuba trips for all Americans

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal We receive emails all the time announcing legal travel to Cuba trips and we are happy to share them with our readers. Today I highlight three of the most unique and interesting Cuba trips. 1. Cuban Art Tour hosted by Galeria Cubana set for April 29 - May 4, 2013 2. NEEM and… Read More

First US approved people to people Cuba cruise tour will set sail in April

Posted in Cuba Travel > Legal Travel to Cuba

Rob Sequin | Havana Journal The Metropolitan Museum of Art in New York has been granted a people to people license from OFAC to take participants on a 9 day cruise/culture trip to, around and through Cuba. Participants will fly to Jamaica and then board the The MV Sea Spirit on the evening of April… Read More

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