A&K gets OK for Cuba tours
By Gay Nagle Myers
Abercrombie & Kent USA has joined the growing list of companies offering
people-to-people programs to Cuba with a 10-day itinerary departing
Sept. 6, followed by additional departures throughout 2013 and into 2014.
The company, which recently received its license from the U.S.
Department of the Treasury's Office of Foreign Assets Control, had tried
to enter the Cuba market in September 2011 but pulled its programs off
the market soon after they were introduced, pending a review and
clarification of new Cuba regulations that had been issued by OFAC in
"Much of Cuba's allure comes from the mystery surrounding an island lost
in time," said Phil Otterson, president of Abercrombie & Kent USA. "From
my personal experience, I can say its real charm is found in the
culture, art, cuisine, music and personal stories shared by the people
who live there."
Cuba: People to People, limited to 24 participants, will visit Havana,
Caibarien in northern Cuba, the rural countryside of Vinales, the
fishing community of Proyecto de Arte Por la Costa and the Unesco
The itinerary will offer opportunities to meet with musicians, artists,
a salsa instructor, a ceramicist, farmers, physicians, a Foreign Service
scholar and baseball players.
Land arrangements start at $4,995 per person, double, a savings of $300
when booked by Aug. 15. Charter air from Miami is $525 plus a visa fee
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