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Media spotlight: Friendly Planet’s people-to-people license renewal for travel to Cuba

Announcing our people-to-people license renewal to travel to Cuba has been incredibly exciting for all of us at Friendly Planet. We’re passionate about showing travelers everything this historical and cultural country has to offer, and I’ve been doing my best to spread the word about people-to-people travel to Cuba through the media. Here are some recent news stories that have featured us, in case you haven’t seen them yet.

Cuba ‘people to people’ trips back on track for Americans.” USA Today’s Laura Bly was one of the first to report that the U.S. Treasury Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) approved license renewals for people-to-people programs to Cuba, and ours was one of them. For more background on the license renewals across the industry, be sure to read her full article.

Cuba culture trips back on as licenses are renewed.” Christine Armario of the Associated Press tapped me for information about the changes we made in our Cuba programs to make sure they complied with requirements. I also forecast my hope for continued travel to Cuba in the coming years. Click the link above to read her story in full.

Cuba Radio Interview.” I spoke with the KPAM Portland Travel Show about the people-to-people program that facilitates travel to Cuba, and how Americans act as personal ambassadors on these tours. Listen to my interview for all the details.

I hope you find this information useful in learning more about American travel to Cuba. Feel free to share your thoughts or questions about traveling to Cuba through people-to-people licenses in the comments section.

Rounding up recent media coverage of Friendly Planet Travel’s extraordinary deals

A few Friendly Planet Travel tours have been mentioned in a handful publications recently for their deep savings. In case you missed any of the coverage, I rounded them up for you. Keep reading to find out what tours landed where.

Budget Travel crunches the numbers to show how our Taj Mahal Express will save you nearly $500 on a trip to India.

The Washington Post points out how our Captivating Costa Rica saves you $300 over regular rates.

If you’re interested in a Kenya Safari Express, our tour will save you $300 according to Budget Travel’s research.

The $300 savings travelers get on our Dazzling Dubai tour made it one of Frommer’s “5 Deals for March 16.”

Thanks to all the editors for featuring Friendly Planet Travel!

About Peggy

Peggy Goldman is a specialty tour operator and travel expert, who owns and operates Friendly Planet Travel, a full-service company that specializes in tour packages to exotic worldwide destinations at affordable prices.   More about Peggy

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