Haydee Garcia was born in Cuba and attended a deaf school there until her graduation. She attended a postsecondary program and earned a degree in computer programming.
Misconceptions about deaf people’s abilities in Cuba were widespread, however, and she had difficulty finding employment. She began working at a national agency and served as president of Ciudad de la Habana for two years. She was instrumental in developing a Cuban Sign Language dictionary, and helped develop Cuba’s interpreter training opportunities. The number of interpreters in Cuba has grown to over 300 today, from 14 when Haydee first began her work. She also was deeply involved with training deaf people to become sign language teachers and curriculum development, youth leadership, and community organizing.
Haydee came to the United States in 2000 and became an American citizen in 2006. She earned a bachelor’s degree in communication studies from Gallaudet University in 2007. She was very active at Gallaudet, serving as the English Language Institute president for two years, serving on the Student Senate, and being the 2007 graduation speaker.
About Go Haydee Tours & D-Travel Agency
Today, Haydee is a director of Go Haydee Tours starting in 2007 and resides in Chicago, Illinois. Haydee specializes in Cuba tours and South America tours, too. Haydee is currently partnered with Robin Ching who is a travel agent at D-travel Agency from Rochester, New York. Explain briefly about how Haydee and Robin at D-Travel Agency operate the tours. D-Travel Agency's responsibility is to assist and work with a private group. Robin usually works with a group leader and group travelers, too. Robin prepares and collects the documents such as registration forms, passport information, etc. Also, D-Travel Agency receives their deposits and payments. Plus, D-Travel Agency does the marketing for Go Haydee Tours. Haydee prefers D-Travel Agency to work directly with the group leader and group travelers first and Robin often relays the messages to Haydee. After D-Travel Agency sends over the final paper works to Haydee, then Haydee prepares the group tour. Also, Haydee works directly with her Cuban agency under Cuban government.
We currently have 7-days and 12-days tour packages available that includes different hotels at different cities, full meals, private tour bus, round-trip charter flight deposit (from Miami to Havana only), and activities. Please review our 7-days and 12-days tour overviews. Contact us if any questions.
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Go Haydee Tours Director
Our D-Travel Agent