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Cuba Honored With Excelensias Award for World's Safest Travel Destination

Cuba was recently honored with the Excelencias Award for the world’s safest travel destination during the 2018 International Tourism Fair in Madrid. The event was attended by tourism professionals from over 10,000 companies and 165 countries. Exclusively Cuba celebrated the award with the launch of an all-new website focusing exclusively on VIP and luxury travel to Cuba.

“I fell in love with Cuba’s vibrant spirit and warm culture when I first visited in 1990 and I created a company allowing legal cultural exchanges between Americans and Cubans,” says Eric Norber, a Cuba travel specialist for over 28 years, and owner of Exclusively Cuba.

Cuba has long been a popular travel destination for international tourism, and American tourists can now legally access the island nation.  Travel to Cuba via both private planes and airline flights as well as cruises have become permissible following recent changes to the over 50-year-old U.S. embargo.

Norber’s companies have organized thousands of private tours to Cuba focusing on culture, arts, religion, theater, sports, culinary arts and even yoga. Norber prides himself on arranging visits to off-the-beaten-path places most visitors would never see. “We create experiences—not just travel,” says Norber who maintains a well-developed inner circle of Cuban academics, artists, musicians, historians, business owners, legal and medical professionals who add depth to visitors’ fully licensed trips.

“Cuba, while warm and friendly, can still be slightly complicated,” says Norber, “Cuba has an all-cash economy and very little internet, making it challenging for travelers to book on their own. Exclusively Cuba makes and reconfirms all reservations and ensures that clients have a truly extraordinary experience in Cuba.”

Norber has staff both in the U.S. and in Cuba. His team will customize itineraries to include preferred areas of interest, boutique lodging and expert guides. Exclusively Cuba facilitates everything, providing legal compliance documents as well as comprehensive pre-trip briefings ensuring easy, enjoyable and worry-free travel.

“While Americans are tremendously interested in visiting Cuba, they are rightfully concerned about doing it correctly to avoid logistic challenges or compliance issues,” says Norber, “We want our clients at Exclusively Cuba to experience authentic Cuba now, unspoiled and non-commercialized. Cuba is really an experience and not just a destination.”

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