Abercrombie & Kent suspends Cuba plans

Abercrombie & Kent suspends Cuba plans

Abercrombie & Kent (A&K) has suspended plans to offer holidays to Cuba following concerns over its relationship with the Foundation for Caribbean Studies.

The luxury travel tour company had affiliated itself to the Cuba-based Foundation in an attempt to open the ‘people-to-people’ requirement needed to offer trips to the island.

However, the state department raised concerns the Foundation had been in business for only 11 days when it aligned itself with A&K.

The travel requirement allows for trips to Cuba where Americans engage Cuban people directly and “support their desire to freely determine their country’s future”.

The initiative – part of president Obama’s lifting of certain travel restrictions to Cuba – forbids simple tourism.
The 13 tours to Cuba A&K had organised had all been sold out.

Regardless of A&K’s decision many churches, universities and cultural institutions have continued to off travel to Cuba since January 28th when the people-to-people policy was reinstated.

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