Apple Vacations said its Cuba programs are not affected by the Trump administration's regulatory changes banning people-to-people group travel. 

Apple said that it sells Cuba tours operated by Cuba Travel Services, which fall under the "support of the Cuban people" category of travel, which has not been impacted by the new rules. Other wholesalers and tour operators have made similar statements.

"There is still high demand for Cuba, and Apple Vacations will continue to offer opportunities for American travelers to interact with Cuban culture in compliance with [U.S.] regulations," said Apple Vacations president John Tarkowski.

"Support of the Cuban people" requires travelers to have a full-time schedule of activities that result in meaningful interactions with individuals in Cuba and are designed to enhance contact with the Cuban people, support civil society in Cuba, or promote Cubans' independence from Cuban authorities.

Apple said that in addition to operating currently scheduled Cuba departures as planned, it plans to develop new Cuba itineraries.

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