Cocoa Beach chamber planning trip to Cuba
By Ilana Kowarski, FLORIDA TODAY 10:51 p.m. EDT September 5, 2014
Given the trade embargo between the United States and Cuba, you may be
surprised to learn that the Cocoa Beach Regional Chamber of Commerce is
organizing a February trip to Cuba.
The public is invited to go along.
The seven-day “Discover Cuba” tour costs $3,599 per person.
Tour guides from Chamber Explorations will lead the trip. Chamber
Explorations is licensed to provide educational trips to Cuba.
The company specializes in offering first-class travel accommodations to
Chambers of Commerce members throughout the United States.
The U.S. Department of Treasury has authorized the group to lead trips
to Cuba on the condition that the trip is primarily focused on cultural
Such trips were legalized in early 2011, when President Obama revived a
Clinton-era exemption to the Cuba embargo.
Anyone who is interested in participating in the Cocoa Beach Chamber’s
trip to Cuba should contact Linda Webster, the Chamber’s CEO, by calling
Webster described the trip as a learning opportunity. “It’s really an
opportunity to learn about the Cuban people and how Cuba is now,” she
said. “It’s an exciting trip, because it’s not something you can do on
your own. You need a special visa.”
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