Since Obama’s visit, in March 2016, there have been some major changes to allowable ways that Americans can travel to Cuba. Overall, Obama’s visit and the Rolling Stone’s concert in Havana are two of the greatest recent examples of Cuba’s changing times. Basically, since Obama’s visit, a significant change is that travel to Cuba is now available for individual travelers by traveling on a “People to People license,” and it does not need to be applied for in advance. It is an opening up of the previous educational travel license. Technically, mainstream tourism is not one hundred percent permitted in Cuba yet. So, Americans cannot travel legally to Cuba and simply vacation in an all-inclusive beach resort. What is permitted now, though, is cultural travel and a Cuba itinerary that shows meaningful interactions with the Cuban people.
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Also, it is always recommended to do your own reading on the topic as well. The US Treasury has information about this new travel category posted on its website. Also, this New York Times article is a good synopsis of these Cuba travel developments.
BikeHike Adventures, a Canadian company, has been operating its Cycling Cuba tour in Cuba for the past 4 years.