A unique opportunity to learn about Cuba’s new breed of entrepreneurs and get a glimpse of many aspects of the island nation’s diverse cultural and business climate will be offered during a five-day “people2people” program set for November 2-6, 2014. Organized by the Tampa Bay International Business Council (TBIBC) under the license of Explore International, the itinerary was recently announced by TBIBC president Grant Petersen.
Cuba is a country that is rich in history, full of diverse cultures, and loaded with natural beauty. Today, with relations slowly improving and easing restrictions within the country, Cuban entrepreneurs are anxious to meet with professionals and people from other countries. The program will allow interaction between individuals to better foster understanding of Cuba’s current business climate as well as historical, cultural, and artistic aspects.
Highlights of the trip include:
- Discover Old Havana and its four historical city squares: Plaza de la Catedral, Plaza de Armas, Plaza San Francisco, and Plaza Vieja. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Old Havana dates back to the 16th century and today retains its historical ambiance through its architecture, cathedrals and palace.
- Visits tothe City Museum and the Havana Rum Museum, with a stop for lunch to taste traditional Cuban food.
- Discover modern Havana, including Plaza de la Revolución and the Miramar and Vedado neighborhoods.
- A visit to a supermarket for foreigners and an outdoor market to study the workings of a two-currency country.
- Exploring the colorful street art of popular Cuban folk artists José Rodriguez Fuster and Salvador Gonzales Escalona. In the small village of Jaimanitas, we will visit Fusterlandia where the houses, buildings and parks have been transformed into a massive art project. In the Callejon de Hammel, the short street is filled with lively murals and sculpture, music and dancing.
- Visits to a cigar factory and the city cemetery, Necropolis de Colon, where the historic graves and mausoleums present a wider perception of the history of Havana.
- A visit to the birthplace of writer, poet and Cuban national hero Jose Marti.
PRICE ESTIMATE: $ 2,445 per person, double occupancy; single supplement: $175
- Round trip air from Tampa to Havana via CTS charter airline
- All transfers according to the program
- Licensing and authorization letter
- English-speaking guide
- Meeting with Cuba’s new entrepreneurs
- Bus and driver for 3 days in Havana
- Four nights in a 4-4.5 star hotel with breakfast
- 1 lunch and 2 dinners
- Cuban visa (tourist card) and Cuban health insurance
Who should go?
Teachers and Educators
Photographers and Artists
Cultural Arts and History Aficionados
Travel services provided by Scand-America International. For more information about this trip and traveling to Cuba legally, visit www.tampa2cuba.com
*Itinerary and cost may be subject to change.
Explore International Lic # CT-2013-305186-1