GIC Members are returning to Cuba January 2023

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The Global Interdependence Center is returning to Cuba! We will be working once again with Cuba Educational Travel (CET), a leader in business and policy travel to Cuba, to assist in facilitating GIC’s Delegation to Havana departing Sunday, January 8, returning Thursday, January 12, 2023.

CET is preparing a tailor-made itinerary enabling GIC’s Members to experience Cuba’s rapidly changing society and gain a deeper understanding of the island, while ensuring full compliance with all U.S. regulations. Our Delegation, limited to 20 GIC Members, will meet with senior representatives from the Central Bank of Cuba, Cuba’s Ministry of Foreign Relations and Ministry of Foreign Trade and Investment, European Ambassadors, Professionals from the Cuban medical and agricultural communities, as well members of the Entrepreneurial community.

The package cost is: $4580 per person (double occupancy) $5080 per person (single occupancy) This includes: GIC Member registration 4-nights’ accommodations Daily breakfast Meals as specified on the itinerary Professional, bilingual guide for listed activities Local ground transportation for listed activities Compliance with U.S. Treasury Department regulations Cuban Visas The price does not include airfare or gratuity. You must reserve your spot! If you would like to join the GIC Delegation to Cuba, please process your deposit of $1,000 at the link below.

Optional Extension: For those who are looking to extend for a few days, we will be offering an optional extension package. We’re finalizing details on pricing however it will be from Jan 12-15 and it will include time to explore the Bay of Pigs area, the colonial city of Trinidad, and optional time in the Zapata Peninsula, which boasts great birding and fly fishing.

Please RSVP yes or no if you are interested in more information.

Payment Timeline: A deposit of $1,000 per person is due by September 1, 2022 or until all spaces have been filled – whichever comes first. Once the deposit is received, each member will be asked to sign the CET Memorandum of Understanding. Full payment will be due September 30, 2022.

CANCELLATION POLICY: Cancellations made by October 8th are eligible for a full refund. Cancellations made between October 9th-November 9th are eligible for a 50% refund. Cancellations made on or after November 10th are not eligible for a refund. If U.S. policy is altered to make it so that the trip is not compliant with U.S. law regarding travel to Cuba, a full refund will be granted. This will ONLY be the case if there is no legal avenue for travel to Cuba that would allow for the trip to move forward.

Please contact Jillian Fornito if you have any additional questions at [email protected]

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