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Posted February 09, 2012 by publisher in Legal Travel to Cuba

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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. grin

OFAC has released a spreadsheet of Cuba related travel licensees in a huge, hard to read “file dump” thanks to a Freedom of Information Act request by Tracey Eaton in October 2011.

He regularly posts great Cuba content to his Along the Malecon and his Cuba Money Project blogs.

This OFAC licensee fire dump does not mention the type of license granted by OFAC so John McAuliff of Cuba People to People is working to filter the information and he has posted a provisional list of OFAC Cuba travel licensees but most are probably not all specifically “people to people” licensees.

Confirmed list of People to People license holders

I have compiled a list of CONFIRMED People to People license holders. Click on each licensee name for proof of their license or the announcement of their receipt of a people to people license.


1. Oops. Had to remove the first entry due to lack of proof of license. We replaced it with the newly discovered Royal Oak Foundation people to people license.

2. American Museum of Natural History

3. Austin Lehman Adventures

4. Boulder-Cuba Sister City Organization

5. Center for Cuba Studies

6. Center for Global Education at Augsburg College

7. Center for the Study of Cuban Culture & Economy at Virginia Tech

8. Chamber Explorations

9. Collette Vacations

10. Corcoran Gallery of Art and College of Art + Design

11. Cuba Cultural Travel

12. Foundation for Caribbean Studies

13. Friendly Planet

14. Fresno Chamber of Commerce Note: This organization is booking through Chamber Explorations and does not have their own People to People license.

15. Grand Circle Foundation

16. Harvard University Alumni Association

17. Hedwig Dances

18. Insight Cuba

19. Lexington Institute

20. Manatee Florida/Manati Cuba Sister City Association

21. Minnesota Cuba Committee

22. National Audubon Society

23. National Geographic Expeditions

24. National Trust for Historic Preservation

25. Obsidian Arts Center

26. Plaza Cuba

27. Road Scholar

28. Smithsonian Journeys

29. TampaBay-Cuba People to People Outreach

30. UCLA Alumni

31. University of Michigan – Alumni Association

32. University of Washington Botanic Gardens

33. University of Wisconsin – Learning in Retirement

34. Witness for Peace

35. Woodson Art Museum

Don’t miss our legal trips to Cuba and calendar of Cuba trips.

We welcome clarifications, additions and comments about this list and People to People Cuba travel in general.

There is a much longer list of companies mentioned in the OFAC file dump but most are not confirmed as “people to people” Cuba travel license holders.

Updated February 28, 2012

Thanks to the tireless efforts from the folks at the Latin America Working Group, they have released an updated list of licensed organizations offering people to people Cuba trips.

Alumnae Association of Smith College

Americas Media Initiative

Art Encounter

The Art Institute of Chicago

Cal Alumni Association-UC Berkeley

The Colonial Williamsburg Foundation

The Commonwealth Club of California

Cornell University-Cornell’s Adult University

Dartmouth Office of Alumni Relations

Duke Alumni Association

Illinois Public Media

Institute for International Urban Development

League of Women Voters of Florida

Massachusetts Foundation for the Humanities

MEDICC (Medical Education Cooperation With Cuba)

The Metropolitan Museum of Art

People-to-People International No information on site.

Princeton University Alumni Association

Spoleto Festival USA

St. Augustine-Baracoa Friendship Association

University of California, Santa Barbara Alumni Association

University of Washington Alumni Association

Woodson Art Museum

World Affairs Council of Philadelphia

Congratulations to all the people to people license holders listed above. The total is now up to 60 organizations.

Exercise your American rights to travel freely. Go to Cuba!

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