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Welcome to Cuba

IMG_3701Finally, after six decades, US citizens can visit Cuba and the news has sparked new interest in vacations to the island nation that has been frozen-in-time. American Airlines launched nonstop service from Charlotte to Havana – making it easy for area residents to get there.

Mann Travels was part of a recent Charlotte delegation to Havana on the new American Airlines non-stop flight. We wanted to share some of our observations with you in case you have CUBA on your bucket list.

CUBAcollage-80Time really does seem to stand still in the country’s capital city of Havana, where brightly colored vintage cars line the streets and modern conveniences can seem elusive. The multiple plazas of Old Havana have an old world charm and beautiful architecture. The Cuban people and their culture is inviting and it is easy to immerse yourself in the art, music and food of the region.

A trip outside the city unveils a beautiful countryside filled with farms and resort filled beaches. A trip to Cuba can combine these two different experiences for the traveler looking for a new and different kind of experience.  Whether on an escorted tour or a customized independent itinerary, Mann Travels can create the Cuba experience that is right for each traveler and each budget.

If you’re curious about Cuba, now is the perfect time to go. This is no ordinary vacation: there are still policies about travel there that must be understood and followed. A good travel professional can put together a  cross-cultural, people-to-people programs that meets state department regulations and take the headache of visas and health insurance requirements out of your hands and let you enjoy the experience of this dynamic culture and country.

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