With a two-year license renewal in hand, Insight Cuba, a provider of U.S. licensed people-to-people travel to Cuba, looks to the future regarding its partnership with General Tours World Traveler for travel through 2015.
The longest running operator of legal people-to-people trips to Cuba, Insight Cuba received an extended authorization from the U.S. Department of the Treasury’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC). General Tours will continue to make travel agent referrals to Insight Cuba for its 150 published departures, presently scheduled through June 2014 with new dates forthcoming.
“We are thrilled to receive our renewed license, and look forward to our continued relationship with General Tours to send even more guests to Cuba,” said Tom Popper, president of Insight Cuba, in a written release. “For almost 50 years, traveling to Cuba has only been a dream for most Americans. Now, with our array of people-to-people programs, Americans have extensive opportunities to engage with Cubans in real life settings and foster a deeper understanding of their rich history and culture.”
Presenting the broadest array of tours in the market, clients can choose from five signature itineraries. Departure dates and fares through June 2014 have been published; those through 2015 will be announced shortly. In addition to its five signature tours special group arrangements are available, providing unique access to people and places the average tourist rarely sees.
All of these small group journeys for a maximum of 24 people feature exclusive, handpicked experiences and include: first-class accommodations, Cuban guide, Insight Cuba tour leader, meals, U.S. Department of the Treasury license and letter of authorization, all entrance fees to scheduled activities and events, all in-country ground transportation and transfers, travel health insurance, emergency medical evacuation, trip cancellation insurance (up to $1,000; additional coverage for a fee), an Insight Cuba guidebook, and a 24-hour emergency service hotline.
Agents earn a referral fee on all bookings. General Tours’ preferred and standard commission levels apply as the referral fee.