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Commerce Lexington offering sanctioned travel opportunity to Cuba in August

Informational Meeting on February 21

LEXINGTON, Ky. (Feb. 15, 2012) — Last year, some 60 people travelled with Commerce Lexington Inc. to China. In 2012, we are thrilled to offer another once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to travel abroad with CLX. This 9-day, 8-night adventure departs Miami on August 23, 2012. Old Havana, Sugar Mill Valley, Partagas Cigar Factory, Finca La Vigia (Hemingway’s home), Bay of Pigs Museum, Cuban Literacy Museum, and Cuban School/Day Care are just a sample of the trip itinerary.

Although it is illegal for U.S. citizens to travel to Cuba, Chamber Explorations, a leading travel provider for chambers of commerce and affinity groups across North America, is now able to provide legal people-to-people travel to Cuba, sanctioned by the U.S. Treasury Department’s Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) to send Americans to Cuba.

This all-inclusive program boasts round trip airfare from Los Angeles or Miami, 8 nights of first-class hotel accommodations, 19 meals (7 breakfasts, 7 lunches, and 5 dinners), daily touring (UNESCO sites), people-to-people visits and cultural connections, a Cuban travel visa, Cuban health insurance, a professional Cuban bilingual guide, transportation by deluxe air-conditioned motor coach, and more.

“This is something that not everyone gets to do on their own, so that’s what makes it such a great opportunity,” said Lynda Bebrowsky, Commerce Lexington’s senior vice president of marketing and member services. “The demand for this program across the country has been tremendous, so the trip often fills up fast.”

Due to the popularity of this trip, there is a very short registration window, and there is no guarantee that additional reservations will be available after March 1, 2012. The cost to participate in the DISCOVER CUBA trip is $3,499 per person (double) or $600 additional for a single supplement.

To find out more about the 2012 Cuba trip through Commerce Lexington Inc., visitwww.commercelexington.com/events/discover_cuba_2012.aspx for a detailed itinerary and a registration form. Interested individuals also can attend an Informational Meeting 5:30-7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 21, at Commerce Lexington Inc. (330 East Main Street, downtown Lexington). A representative from Chamber Explorations will be on hand to make a presentation on the trip and answer questions. (RSVP for the Informational Meeting by e-mailing Katie Hardwick at [email protected].)