Travel Agents Appeal to Obama on Cuba

HAVANA TIMES, Dec.17.- The American Society of Travel Agents (ASTA) made a request to President-elect Barack Obama to eliminate restrictions on US citizens wanting to travel to Cuba. The letter notes: “ASTA believes Americans would best be served by an elimination of current restrictions on travel to Cuba.” Under the existing travel ban, US citizens face stiff punishment if they visit Cuba without difficult to obtain special permission from the Treasury Dept.