KEY WEST, Fla. -- Florida Keys officials hope to get clearance from
the U.S. government to visit Cuba to discuss long-range tourism
plans, according to the trip's organizer, Monroe County Mayor
McCoy, a former mayor of Key West, said Monroe County commission
members will consider a request April 16 that they endorse an
application for travel to Cuba that Key West and county officials
intend to file with the U.S. Treasury Department.
If the feds issue the permit, the officials intend to discuss
the resumption of air service, a ferry route and cruise ship calls
with their Cuban counterparts.
Any plans would be subject to an improvement in relations
between the U.S. and Cuba and a relaxation of travel