Cuba Visit to Be Part of A&K Private Jet Trip
The latest Abercrombie & Kent private jet tour includes three days in Cuba as the first stop on a 23-day, six-country Cuba-South America odyssey that departs Miami on Sept. 6.
The company in 2014 relaunched its private jet journeys on 50-seat Boeing 757 aircraft and has operated people-to-people programs to Cuba since 2013, but this marks the first time that the two components have been combined.
A&K currently offers two Cuba programs, its 13-day Cuba Across the Island tour with 20 departures from Oct. 7, 2015, through Dec. 7, 2016, and Cuba People-to-People with 25 departures from Oct. 6, 2015, through Dec. 13, 2016.
“We already had the people-to-people license for Cuba and we worked closely with the U. S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control and Cuban aviation authorities on the details of bringing a private jet to Cuba,” said Phil Otterson, president of A&K USA.
Geoffrey Kent, A&K founder, chairman and CEO, will accompany participants on the Cuba portion of the tour, which follows a full people-to-people itinerary, including a guided tour of Havana with a local architect, dining in paladares (family-run private restaurants), and a visit to the home of a Cuban artist.
“Our guests will meet with Cuban baseball players and play few innings with locals, take in a concert and dance performance at the Fine Arts Museum, visit a cigar factory, meet a local salsa teacher and learn about the history of Cuba-U.S. relations from a former Cuban foreign services scholar,” Otterson said.
Headquarters for the group is Havana’s historic Hotel Saratoga.
Source: Travel Weekly