8/18/15 – ALA-Havana Book Fair Tour
Sarah P’s comments: Everyone is jumping on board to visit Cuba these days…
Vamos a Cuba! Join the American Library Association on a tour of Cuba during the 25th International Havana Book Fair.
Each February, Havana’s International Book Fair transforms the old Spanish fortification San Carlos de La Cabana that overlooks the Havana harbour into one of the biggest book parties in the world. It takes place in Havana City for 10 days before continuing on to the other cities for two more weeks. The book fair ends in the eastern city of Santiago de Cuba.
The festival consists of book vendors, poetry readings, children’s activities, art exhibitions, and concerts in the evenings. It is considered Cuba’s premier cultural event, as well as the event with the highest attendance in Cuba: the XX International Book Fair drew over 2.3 million people to the Capital City!
Authentic Cuba Travel is able to offer U.S. librarians this eight day study tour to Cuba because of a rare political opening in U.S. policy that allows professionals and educational groups to go to Cuba legally as part of Cuba study tours. Do not miss this unique chance! Reservations will be made on a first-come, first-served basis . This trip will be limited to a maximum of 30 people.
View itinerary – Itinerary is subject to change. Please click on the “BOOK” button to make a reservation.
A $300 non-refundable per person deposit would be required to secure hotels and flights. Balance would be due 60 days prior to departure.
Ground tour cost per person in a group of 20 to 30 paying: $1,959 USD**
Prices are per person based on double room occupancy. All taxes included.
Single Room Supplement (optional): $389 USD
(**Flights from your state to Miami are not included)
5 nights at Hotel Nacional or similar with breakfast included.
2 nights at Jagua Hotel with breakfast and dinner included.
16 Meals: 7 breakfasts, 5 lunches, and 4 dinners included.
Havana International Book Fair Pass.
Luxury air-conditioned coach transportation and professional driver.
All activities, speakers, meetings and meals as described in itinerary except those noted as “optional” or “not included in cost.”
An expert Cuban English speaking guide and translator throughout the program, together with ongoing support from Authentic Cuba Travel’ staff in Cuba and Canada.
Official Asistur Cuban health insurance coverage.
Services NOT Included:
Activities listed as “optional” or “not included in cost” in itinerary.
International airfare to and from Cuba. Flights from your home state to Miami are not included.
Gratuities for Cuban tour guide, bus driver, chambermaids, restaurant staff, porters, etc.
Cuban airport departure tax of 25.00 Cuban convertible pesos.
Optional travel interruption and cancellation insurance.
HOW TO SIGN UP
Step 1: Go to reservation website.
Step 2: Create an account. Click on ‘Create New’.
Step 3: Log into the account you just created to start a booking form (it is a button you push once you’ve logged into your account)
Deadline: September 15, 2015