In news that will reverberate around the global travel industry, the Seattle-based firm agreed to pay $325,406 for providing travel to Cuba, or to Cuban nationals, in breach of laws that have been in place since 1963.

The travel involved 2,221 persons and took place between between 2011 and 2014, a time before restrictions were briefly lifted after Barack Obama and Raul Castro brokered a diplomatic breakthrough between the two countries in December 2014.