Africa in the Americas: Tour Group Explores Cuba’s African Roots
When the United States and Cuba first announced plans to restore diplomatic relations two years ago, Kasara E. Davidson says she and her business partner “hit the ground running” and used their combined 20 years of experience with the island to start Diaspora Enterprise Solutions (DiasporaES).
“It was an opportunity for us to learn Cuba even more and an opportunity for us to share what we know about Cuba with others,” said Davidson, who is the company’s co-owner and managing director.
The East Coast based business creates professional, educational and cultural programs for individuals, groups and organizations in cities around the world.
Since its founding about a year and a half ago, DiasporaES has focused mainly on Cuba— successfully taking several groups to the island under several of 12 permitted categories that have made it easier for more Americans to travel there.
With the death of Cuba’s former leader Fidel Castro on November 26 and President-elect Trump's threat to sever ties with the island nation again, Davidson says she’s been flooded with calls from family, friends and clients, fearful that upcoming planned programs won’t happen. However, she’s optimistic that her growing travel business will not be negatively impacted.
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