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[Video] CHAT Miami reveals cultural history through tourism

The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism is a network of tour operators, attractions and small businesses offering educational and interactive walking and bus tours of cultural, historical and urban contemporary experiences in Miami’s heritage communities and the Greater Miami area. Stephanie Jones, president of CHAT Miami, and a couple members speak about the importance of this service to these communities and to the tourists.

By Nicholas Diaz and Alexis Ramos
South Florida News Service
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Stephanie Jones: There is so much rich history and so many hidden cultural gems located in Historic Overtown, Little Haiti, Little Havana and West Coconut Grove. CHAT Miami really works hard to make sure that tourists are exposed to the heritage neighborhoods.

Stephanie Jones: The Cultural Heritage Alliance for Tourism is a network of tour operators, attractions, and tourism related small businesses in the heritage communities, as well as in the urban communities as well.

Pati Vargas: CHAT Miami brought for a festival that we had during Art Basel in December, two buses loaded with tourists for an art festival that we have called Umbrellas of Little Havana. It was really great because the people that came on the buses purchased, they got to know the artists, they got to meet the artists and everyone was happy. It was really a win-win.

Dorothy Wallace: Coconut Grove is one of the oldest settlements in Florida, and you will never know the significance of it unless you are able to travel and find a way of visiting the sites. So we are just thrilled that there is going to be a mode of transportation right here in beautiful, magical city of Coconut Grove.

Stephanie Jones: CHAT Miami is the premiere source for cultural heritage tour experiences of Miami and we will soon be expanding into Greater Fort Lauderdale and West Palm Beach as well. We look forward to booking a cultural heritage tour experience for you and your group that you will never forget.

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