US Tour Operators receiving Licenses for Travel to Cuba

Published Date Author: , October 5th, 2012

US Tour Operators receiving Licenses for Travel to CubaAfter a summer of waiting and wondering, several prominent tour operators have received their government licenses or renewals to resume travel to Cuba.

Organizations that recently received the go-ahead from the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC), which issues licenses for travel to Cuba, include Insight Cuba; Friendly Planet Travel; National Geographic Expeditions; MotoDiscovery, which offers motorcycle tours led by Cuba expert and guidebook author Christopher P. Baker; and the Fund for Reconciliation and Development (FRD), a nonprofit that supports reconciliation between the U.S. and Laos, Vietnam, Cambodia, and Cuba.

Prompted by “reports of abuse,” OFAC earlier this year tightened its guidelines on the “people-to-people” program, which was announced by President Obama in early 2011. The program opens up travel to Cuba for virtually any American but requires traveling with a licensed operator and a focus on educational, cultural travel.

Authored By Blane Bachelor – See the Full Story at Sherman’s Travel

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