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Articles tagged “haiti”

Haiti Is Counting on Haitians Abroad to Help Reinvigorate Tourism

Haiti Is Counting on Haitians Abroad to Help Reinvigorate Tourism

Dan Peltier, Skift

Though not as popular as other Caribbean islands, Haiti has been a tourist destination for decades but with the 2010 earthquake, key players on the ground consider the past year as the starting point for tourism in the country and the Haitian diaspora is leading this charge.

1 year ago

Dominican Republic Tourism Boycott Called For By Prominent Authors Over Migrant Deportations

Dominican Republic Tourism Boycott Called For By Prominent Authors Over Migrant Deportations

Jennifer Kay, Associated Press

None of the resorts and hotels want to see the deportations happen considering, among other things, that French-speaking Dominicans of Haitian descent are an essential part of a staff serving international visitors. And while boycotts hurt the people on the lowest end of the labor chain, they're often one of the few things to get leaders' attention.

1 year ago

Haiti Launches First TV Ad Campaign Aimed at Americans

Haiti Launches First TV Ad Campaign Aimed at Americans

Associated Press

Tourism provides a critical economic boost in many poor Caribbean nations, but Haiti has long been left off travelers' bucket lists. A combination of on-the-ground development and better communication is needed to change that.

2 years ago

The Caribbean Reports Record Number of Tourists and Spending in 2014

The Caribbean Reports Record Number of Tourists and Spending in 2014

Danica Coto, Associated Press

Expect 2015 and 2016 to see new travel patterns as cruise ships refocus some efforts and Cuba's opening causes ripple effects.

2 years ago

Haiti Has Eyes on Resort Tourism to Kick Start Economy

Haiti Has Eyes on Resort Tourism to Kick Start Economy

David McFadden, Associated Press

Haiti's gone though repeated attempts to develop its travel market. We have hopes that this time will be different.

2 years ago

Carnival Spending $70 Million for a Private Port on an Impoverished Haitian Island

Carnival Spending $70 Million for a Private Port on an Impoverished Haitian Island

Marjie Lambert, Miami Herald

Just a note to the PR team: Next time Carnival issues statements about spending tens of millions of dollars on a very poor island it may want to mention opportunities for residents to participate in the profit sharing.

2 years ago

Hilton Garden Inn To Become Third U.S. Hotel Chain to Open in Haiti

Hilton Garden Inn To Become Third U.S. Hotel Chain to Open in Haiti

Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald

Hilton Garden Inn is opening its first property in the Caribbean, in Haiti, joining Best Western and Marriott in the country. JetBlue is bringing more flyers, and it's all a positive development for Haiti.

3 years ago

The Impoverished Haitian Island That Wants Nothing to Do With Tourism Development

The Impoverished Haitian Island That Wants Nothing to Do With Tourism Development

David Adams, Associated Press

It's doubtful that this will end well for the islanders. Whether or not future luxury hotel guests will care is another matter.

3 years ago

Rethink Haiti: The Best Tourism Video You’ll See All Year

Skift

3 years ago

Haitian Police Armed with Guns and Language Skills Sent to Protect Tourists

Haitian Police Armed with Guns and Language Skills Sent to Protect Tourists

Associated Press

Haiti's government is introducing several initiatives to attract tourists and revive its struggling travel sector. However, armed policemen seem to send a more foreboding message than intended.

3 years ago

Haiti makes a risky $160 millon bet on high-end tourism

Haiti makes a risky $160 millon bet on high-end tourism

Trenton Daniel, Associated Press

High-end hotels do offer better wages and training to employees, but developing markets like Haiti need to demonstrate it knows the difference between a big price tag and something people are willing to pay more for.

3 years ago

Haiti looks to tourism to save island’s economy with new ad campaign

Haiti looks to tourism to save island’s economy with new ad campaign

Samantha Shankman, Skift

Haiti is pinning its economic growth on tourism and hopes its naturally attractive environment will attract visitors and provide the boost needed to get the nation back on its feet after the 2010 earthquake.

3 years ago