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Mon March 19, 2012
Commerce Lexington Goes To Cuba
LEXINGTON, Ky. - Commerce Lexington and Chamber Explorations will be taking two groups to Cuba this year. The tours are open to all.
The trips, one set for August 23rd, which is sold out, and another for August 16th, span nine days and eight nights and will allow tourists to see Old Havana, the Bay of Pigs Museum, and experience highlights of Cuban culture. Lynda Bebrowsky, senior vice president of marketing and member services for Commerce Lexington, stresses that, unlike many of the group’s other trips, this tour is about making cultural connections rather than business connections.
“In the itinerary, we’ll meet artists, local merchants. We’re actually going to visit a Cuban school and a daycare, in addition to seeing popular sites like Hemingway’s farm," Bebrowsky says.
Commerce Lexington also takes an annual lobbying trip to Washington DC and allows local business leaders to visit highly-ranked cities to benchmark and learn best practices. An informational meeting for those interested in signing up for the Discover Cuba trip will be held Wednesday, March 21st at 5:30 PM.