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YMT Vacations’ People-to-People Exchange Program to Cuba Has Successful Start

Affordable Package Provider Reports One Sold-Out Itinerary and 300 Bookings Since Program Launch in Early June 2012


EL SEGUNDO, CA – Today, YMT Vacations, the leading provider of affordable group travel packages, announced the company’s brand new Cuba, Its People & Culture program has sold out one itinerary and booked 300 participants six weeks after the program went on sale.  Most of the bookings are from Boston, Seattle, Portland, OR and Tampa, FL and have been driven primarily by online sources and newspapers.  In addition to stays in Havana and Santa Clara, YMT has added visits of colonial Remedios & Cayo Santa Maria to the itinerary for all 13 departure dates.  YMT is one of the few U.S. travel companies authorized to take U.S. citizens to Cuba under a special Department of the Treasury issued People to People license.
“Our affordable People-to-People educational exchange program to legendary Cuba makes it easy for anyone to explore the rich heritage of this island nation” stated Jerre Fuqua, President of YMT Vacations.  “We’ve created the perfect, fully-escorted program at the right price and we have had very high interest from both loyal past guests and those new to YMT who have always wanted to go to this intriguing destination.”
YMT’s Cuba, Its People & Culture program includes 8-nights of hotel accommodation, a full-time schedule of educational exchange activities that promote interaction with Cuban people, 15-meals as noted in the itinerary, a professionally-trained Cuban guide, round-trip charter flights from Miami to Cuba, baggage handling, and a required Cuban visa.  Highlights include Old Havana & Revolucion Plaza, Jose Fuster’s House, Ernest Hemmingway’s Farm, the Che Guevara Museum, and a tobacco farm for cigar rolling lessons.  Guests will also have the opportunity to participate in painting and dance classes that will provide unique insight into the colorful island culture. The program is priced from $2,298 per person with multiple departure dates from October 2012 to March 2013.
YMT Vacations has been issued a specific license CT-18935 by the Department of The Treasury, Office of Foreign Assets Control (OFAC) authorizing travel to Cuba. For more information about Cuba, Its People & Culture, please contact YMT Vacations at 1-800-922-9000 or visit the website at
About YMT Vacations:
Based in sunny Los Angeles, YMT Vacations has been a leader in providing affordable travel packages since 1967. YMT programs are targeted to a mature audience and feature land and cruise itineraries to popular destinations including Alaska, Hawaii and Europe.  Over one million travelers have enjoyed YMT’s time-tested tour programs and nearly half of their guests are repeats or referrals – two facts that illustrate that YMT Vacations truly is the best travel value available.


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