Austin-Lehman Adventures to Open Tours to Cuba in 2012September 14, 2011By: Jesse Uruchima
Austin-Lehman Adventures has announced it will host cultural/educational adventures to Cuba beginning early 2012. The company will has received a license from the U.S. Department of the Treasury, Office of Foreign Affairs to promote cross-cultural, people to people contact through guided tours in Cuba.
Author of six books on Cuba, Christopher Baker worked hand-in-hand with Austin to create an itinerary exclusive to Austin-Lehman Adventures. Baker will lead many of the set tour departures along with other recognized experts in Cuba lifestyle and culture.
Dan Austin, founder and director of Austin-Lehman Adventures, said, “Because most Americans have been prevented from visiting Cuba since the US embargo in the 1960s, we are extremely curious about our neighbor just 90 miles to the south of Key West, FL. Our license will allow us to finally lift the veil and rediscover this destination that‚s been off-limits to Americans the past 50 years.” He also noted, “ (Cuba) fits well with our core goals of exotic/desirable destinations, easy access from the U.S., lots of activities, a distinct and colorful culture, a friendly and welcoming host population and opportunities to immerse travelers in authentic Cuban life including world-renowned music, cuisine, art and dance.”