Monday, July 26, 2010

Bay Area Human Rights Groups To Lead 'Ethical Journeys' to Cuba

Bay Area Human Rights Groups To Lead 'Ethical Journeys' to Cuba

Educational Tour Explores the Future of US/Cuba Tourism Relations
Two Bay Area international non-profit organizations have teamed up to
offer a unique travel experience focused on the positive impact that
tourism can have on local communities. Global Exchange and Ethical
Traveler are collaborating on the first in a series of "ethical
journeys" with an in-depth exploration of Cuba in October 2010. The
small-group tours adhere to the highest environmental, fair trade, and
human rights standards, and focus on country's huge potential for
responsible travel. All profits go to support the work of Ethical Traveler.
Dancer, Cuba

Berkeley, USA (PRWEB) July 25, 2010

Ethical Traveler and Global Exchange's Reality Tours have joined forces
to create an extraordinary journey: Cuba, Up Close & Personal: Creating
a New Relationship in Travel & Beyond. This is Ethical Traveler's first
fundraising tour and provides an in-depth exploration of Cuba, with a
focus on the country's huge potential for responsible travel and tourism.

The tour dates are from October 2-12, 2010. Participants will
meet with grassroots community organizers, and visit ecotourism projects
across the island. We will dialogue with cultural leaders, educators and
travel professionals, exploring how the future of US/Cuba relations will
create new opportunities for the ethical traveler. Participants can also
look forward to experiencing some of Cuba's timeless
attractions—including Old Havana and Viñales Valley (World Heritage
Sites), the Tropicana Nightclub, the white sand beaches of Varadero, and
emerging ecotourism resorts in Pinar del Rio and Cayo Coco.
Cuba, Up Close and Personal will be led by Malia Everette,
Director of Global Exchange's Reality Tours. Ms. Everette has been
facilitating educational and customized trips to Cuba for 20 years, and
overseeing Reality Tours to Cuba for over 13 years. Jeff Greenwald,
Executive Director of Ethical Traveler and accomplished travel writer,
will be co-hosting the tour.
Global Exchange is licensed as a travel service provider by the
US Treasury Department's Office of Foreign Assets Control. This
delegation is open to all professionals in the tourism field and
professions related to the theme of the delegation. The 11-day journey
costs $3500 per person on a double-occupancy basis with single
supplements available for an additional $475. For more information and
bookings, please contact: .
Ethical Journeys is a new collection of small group tours that
adhere to the highest environmental, fair trade and human rights
standards. All tour profits go to support the work of Ethical Traveler.

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