NEWS AND NOTES FOR THE MEETINGS AND CONVENTIONS INDUSTRY
Grand Velas Inside one of
the Yucatan’s idyllic meetings properties, p. 20.
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Is Cuba Open for Business?
In December, President Obama announced that the United States would “normalize rela- tions” with Cuba after more 50 years of estrangement, igniting a flurry of press about who can now travel to Cuba. Just 90 miles from Florida’s southern tip, the steeped-in-time
island has tantalized would-be visitors for decades.
While the new policy doesn’t change who can travel to Cuba from the United States and
why — tourism is still banned — it nixes cumbersome federal licenses for certain kinds of
trips, and brings U.S.-based meeting professionals one step closer toward taking their meet-
ings to Cuba. How ready might the Caribbean nation be? ›
Vivid Cuba This Caribbean island is only a 60-minute flight from Miami, and full of retro charm.