While travel to the communist-run island nation is still limited for U.S. citizens, the chambers’ “Week in Havana” itinerary meets the criteria necessary to make the trip.
“It’s been in the news a lot lately, but Cuba and U.S. have not normalized relations yet. So this is a cultural exchange trip,” Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce President and CEO Edward Musante Jr. said. “A lot of people inquired about Cuba as a trip. The time of year is good for this trip because it will be warm there, but still cold here. These trips have been popular as people anticipate Cuba could be opened up to tourists in the near future.”
Those interested in the trip may attend an informational presentation session at 5:30 p.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 30, at the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce office at 101 East Ave.
A minimum of 20 people are necessary for the chambers to make the trip. A maximum of 30 people can go.
Musante said the trip also offers value as a business networking opportunity.
“You get to meet people from other chambers and you’re with them for a whole week,” he said. “Lifetime friends are made on these trips.”
The Greater Norwalk Chamber of Commerce has also hosted trips to China and South Africa. It is hosting a trip to Tuscany later this year.
To make a reservation to attend informational session on the Cuba trip, or for more information, call the Greater Norwalk Chamber of Chamber office at (203) 866-2521.
CHRIS BOSAK, The Hour
September 10, 2015