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Larchmont Library Speaker Tells How To Get Most From Trip To Cuba

Diana Hechler
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LARCHMONT, N.Y. - As travel to Cuba becomes easier due to the relaxing of government restrictions, it is still not as easy as traveling to other locations.

Join travel expert Diana Hechler, on Monday, April 18, at 7 p.m., at the Larchmont Public Library, and learn how to start planning a Cuban trip.

Recently, a handful of new amendments went into effect, further relaxing travel and economic regulations between Cuba, Travel and Leisure's 2015 Destination of the Year, and the United States.

For travelers, the biggest change is the series of new categories added to the list of acceptable travel purposes. American citizens can now visit Cuba for “temporary sojourn,” for personnel operating or servicing ships or aircraft, professional meetings, public performances and an extended list of humanitarian projects, among others. More air carrier services will be facilitated, and it’s even getting easier for U.S. companies to film movies in Cuba.

On the economic front, restrictions on payment and financing for certain exports have been removed or eased. The best part is not having to wait to see those antique cars. Hechler will walk attendees through today’s processes for visiting Cuba to know exactly how to plan a trip and how to have the best experience while there.

Hechler is president of D. Tours Travel, a boutique travel company and tour operator specializing in international travel and cruises.

For more information, visit the library website.

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