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Travel To Cuba Is Back… And Better Than Ever – Via Insight Cuba

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LEADING THE WAY IN CUBA PEOPLE-TO-PEOPLE TRAVEL SINCE 2000

SMALL GROUP AND PERSONALIZED INDIVIDUAL TRAVEL

Cuba… a place and a people rooted in culture, history and curiosity. All but closed to Americans for nearly half a century, insightCuba brought the first Americans for people-to-people trips in 2000. Join us, the leader in legal, small group, people-to-people Cuba travel, and experience firsthand this once-forbidden country in ways never before possible.

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Cuba: three million international visitors … and counting

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According to the Cuban Tourism Minister , Cuba just arrived at three million international visitors, an amount that is achieved in the midst of the campaigns organized from US  to discourage the flow of American visitors to the island.

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Staying the Course: CREST Coalition Work in Cuba

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” Cuba is safe and open for travel. There is no evidence that tourists have been involved with the same kinds of health incidents suffered by U.S. and Canadian diplomats in Havana.”

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Just Released: CREST Survey of U.S. Tour Operators and Other Service Providers to Cuba

February 14, 2018: In January and February of 2018, the Center for Responsible Travel (CREST) reached out to 156 U.S. tour operators and other service providers that have previously offered or currently offer trips to Cuba. View the full Press Release covering the survey and Key Findings of the 42 responses received.

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Beginning in June 2017, the Trump administration announced a series of measures which have undermined and, in some instances, reversed the diplomatic and travel liberalizations put in place under President Obama. Most crippling for U.S. travel have been the State Department’s official Travel Warning advising “U.S. citizens not to travel to Cuba,” the steep cuts in diplomatic personnel in the U.S. Embassy in Havana and Cuban Embassy in Washington, and the bans on specific types of travel and business transactions.

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Malloy Calls Cuba “Best Public Health System”

1024x1024This week Gov. Dan Malloy (D-Conn.) said “the best public health system is in Cuba.” Malloy made the comments at an unveiling of $10 million in state funding for the Cornell Scott-Hill Health Center in New Haven.

U.S. Citizens Take Strong Interest in Cuba

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HAVANA.- The influx of U.S. tourists to Cuba is one of the topics that draws much attention from journalists specialized in tourist issues, as evidenced at a meeting recently held here. As stated by professor Paolo Spadoni, of the Augusta University (Georgia, USA), if restrictions on the travel of U.S. citizens to Cuba were lifted, about 3.5 million of them would visit the island.

During his talk, the U.S. professor noted that over one million U.S. visitors could come to the island in the short term if the travel restrictions imposed by the government of president Donald Trump were lifted. Continue reading “U.S. Citizens Take Strong Interest in Cuba”

Pastors for Peace prepares next trip to Cuba

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Pastors for Peace, Interreligious Foundation for Community Organization of the United States, prepares your next trip to Cuba. Executives of that institution, which has contributed so much to the strengthening of friendship ties between the two peoples, had to postpone the traditional caravan of solidarity due to problems in reserving tickets.

Gail Walker, executive director of Pastors for Peace, said that as another consequence of the blockade imposed by the United States on Cuba, the aircraft fleet that was available this summer was reduced and they could not secure the necessary seats.  However, he added, we do not desist and we remain determined to continue solidarity with the Cubans and now we are planning the November trip, which will be between the 16th and the 25th of that month.  Continue reading “Pastors for Peace prepares next trip to Cuba”

Delta Expanding Service to Cuba from Miami

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Delta Air Lines announced Wednesday it will be adding a second nonstop flight from Miami to Havana, Cuba. Starting October 28, Delta will offer the new flight five times a week between Miami International Airport and Havana International Airport on Airbus A320 aircraft, which offer 16 First Class seats, 18 Delta Comfort+ seats and 123 Main Cabin seats.

Delta began serving Cuba again in 2016, connecting Havana with Miami, New York City and Atlanta. The carrier also became the first U.S. airline to open a City Ticket Office at the Havana sector of La Rampa, which was later expanded to accommodate increased customer demand.

U.S. City of Pittsburgh Calls for End of Blockade against Cuba

bloqueo-cuba-cartelThe Council of the U.S. city of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, urged the Congress today to pass laws in order to repeal the economic, commercial and financial blockade imposed on Cuba for more than 55 years.
The suggestion is contained in a proclamation approved unanimously by the members of that entity, who also requested the end of the restrictions imposed on the U.S. citizens to travel freely to the Caribbean country.

Canada Demands End of U.S. Blockade on Cuba

cuba-bloqueo-canada4Havana, Jul 23 (Prensa Latina) Friends of Cuba in Canada gathered in front of the U.S. consulate in Vancouver to demand the end of the economic and financial blockade, which has caused countless damages to the people of the Caribbean country.
Activist Tamara Hansen told Prensa Latina via Facebook that the mobilization took place as it has every month since the initiative was launched on September 17, 2015.

Under the slogan ‘Lifting the US blockade Against Cuba Now’ and organized by the Friends of Cuba against the U.S. Blockade-Vancouver (FCAB-Van) group, the peaceful demonstration called on the White House to listen to the international outcry.
On November 1, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution against the blockade for the twenty-sixth consecutive time, supported by an overwhelming majority (191 votes in favor and only two against, the United States and Israel).
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