New rules make travel easier for Americans long intrigued by the culture of this exotic Caribbean island nation south of Florida
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Two local institutions are planning Cuban trips this summer through organizations that have obtained "people-to-people" licenses from the U.S. Treasury Department to operate such expeditions. Both trips include stays in Havana and Trinidad.
- The Eau Claire Area Chamber of Commerce is organizing a nine-day trip beginning June 17 through Collette Vacations. All 30 spots are full.
- The UW-Eau Claire Alumni Association has scheduled a nine-day trip starting Aug. 30 through Chamber Explorations. The cost is $3,999 per person, based on double occupancy, out of the Twin Cities. More information is available from Chamber Explorations at 310-372-0637, the Alumni Association at 715-836-3266 or www.uwec.edu/alumni/events/travel.htm.
Posted: Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:00 am
Updated: 9:39 am, Wed Jun 6, 2012.
Cuba has an exotic reputation as an island nation known for aromatic cigars, classic cars, spicy Latin dances and Fidel Castro-style communism.
But despite lying just 90 miles south of Florida in the Caribbean Sea, Cuba has been mostly off-limits to American travelers since being put under a U.S. economic embargo 50 years ago.
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Sunday, June 3, 2012 12:00 am.
Updated: 9:39 am.