Mark Travel Corp to launch new people to people Cuba programme in April 2016

Posted: 03-Nov-15 16:34

Mark Travel Corp has announced that it will start selling trips to Cuba this December for travel in April, 2016. According to Mike Going, the President of Mark Travel's Funjet Vacation brand, the packages will offer people to people programmes to the Caribbean island that will comply with U.S Cuba travel restrictions.

Mark Travel Corp to launch new people to people Cuba programme in April 2016

American travellers will have another option when planning their trips to Cuba next year as Mark Travel Corp announces that it will be offering new trips to the island from April, 2016.

The President of Mark Travel's Funjet Vacations brand, Mike Going, said that the company will start selling the trips to Cuba in December, 2015 for travel from April, 2016. The packages will be escorted people to people programmes that will comply with U.S restriction on travel to the Caribbean island.

Going added that Mark Travel Corp will extend its offerings to Cuba as travel restrictions are further eased for Americans, saying:

"It's a matter of when, not if."

Travel restrictions have been eased for Americans recently but general tourism to Cuba is still prohibited for U.S residents. Despite this, travellers can still visit the Caribbean island through people to people programmes and tours within 12 categories, such as education, culture, and religion that have been organised by licensed U.S tour operators.

This summer, embassies opened in Washington and Havana, following more than five decades of hostilities between the two countries, and they are working to resume diplomatic relations.

In 1961, the United States cut off diplomatic relations with Cuba following Fidel Castro's revolution. The years that followed saw an economic embargo imposed by President Dwight D. Eisenhower.

The recent changes to the U.S-Cuba relations will have a significant impact on the tourism industry in Cuba, with many Americans planning to travel to the Caribbean island in the near future, many for the first ever time.

Cuba is an island nation situated in the Caribbean Sea, east of Mexico and south of the United States. The communist country is rich in political history and boasts some of the world's most breathtaking natural landscapes including pristine beaches and the world's second largest barrier reef.

The island home to popular tourist destinations such as the historic capital city, Havana; the stunning Jardines del Rey archipelago which boasts virgin cays and turquoise ocean waters and coral reefs; the Spanish Colonial city of Trinidad; and the popular beach resort of Varadero with 21 kilometres of coastline and white sandy beaches.


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