Articles tagged “haiti”

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Best Western may be the most daring U.S. hotel group expanding overseas

Best Western may be the most daring U.S. hotel group expanding overseas

Samantha Shankman, Skift

It is a mixture of timing and strategy that landed Best Western in two of today's most challenging hotel markets, but its agility to convert and brand properties has raised its profile abroad.

6 years ago

Haiti renames its international airport in honor of Hugo Chavez

Haiti renames its international airport in honor of Hugo Chavez

Associated Press

Venezuela’s financial support following the 2010 earthquake was a likely motivator for the renaming, but the moniker could serve as a double tribute if inbound tourism from Venezuela increases as a result.

6 years ago

Haiti gets Best Western in first U.S. hotel opening in 15 years

Associated Press

Haiti is ranked last among 140 countries in travel and tourism competitiveness for 2013 in a recent World Economic Forum analysis. Kudos to Best Western for doing something to turn that around as the hotel chain goes after business travelers in Haiti.

6 years ago

Best Western opens first U.S.-branded business hotel in Haiti next month

Best Western opens first U.S.-branded business hotel in Haiti next month

Jacqueline Charles, Miami Herald

Best Western is the first of several U.S. and international brands building in Haiti and preparing the island for a tourism growth that the country would like to see take the place of aid workers and diplomats.

6 years ago

Haiti’s Prime Minister looks to tourism as his country’s way out of poverty

Haiti’s Prime Minister looks to tourism as his country’s way out of poverty

Angela Charlton, Associated Press

The benefits of tourism in a small island like Haiti are plentiful, but the country’s political instability and inadequate infrastructure keep hoteliers from capitalizing on its Caribbean shores.

7 years ago

Haiti desperately protests U.S. State Department’s strongly worded travel warning

Haiti’s nascent tourism hopes were dashed last week since other countries often follow advisories put out by the U.S. government. We’ll wait to see if Haiti’s objections have any impact on the advisory.

7 years ago

U.S. government warns travelers of robbery, kidnappings, and disease in Haiti

U.S. government warns travelers of robbery, kidnappings, and disease in Haiti

Associated Press

An increase in violence and the continued absence of emergency health resources has prompted the U.S. to toughen its Haitian travel warning, which was originally issued in June.

7 years ago

There goes Haiti’s nascent tourism hopes: State Dept issues new strongly worded travel advisory

There goes Haiti’s nascent tourism hopes: State Dept issues new strongly worded travel advisory

Associated Press

Haiti had taken some early steps in promoting tourism again, including a new big-brand hotel opening and tourism ads in Florida, but this will nip those hopes in the bud, at least for now.

7 years ago

Haiti sees first major hotel brand to open in decades as slow recovery begins

Haiti sees first major hotel brand to open in decades as slow recovery begins

Susana Ferreira, Reuters

Any time major hospitality brands start coming back in and building, it sends a strong message worldwide, and brings more jobs, of course.

7 years ago

Passports with Purpose turns travel bloggers into fundraisers

Passports with Purpose turns travel bloggers into fundraisers

Samantha Shankman, Skift

This is a win-win for the travel blogging world that gives brands a boost, bloggers an altruistic image, and helps build up communities that may not be tied to a Twitter feed.

7 years ago

Haiti makes a tourism pitch: We’ve got pristine beaches and the Caribbean, too

Haiti makes a tourism pitch: We’ve got pristine beaches and the Caribbean, too

Nadege Green, Miami Herald

Haiti has clear markers to prove its potential -- island neighbor Dominican Republic and its private beaches run by cruise lines -- but it needs to make a clear pitch to potential travelers that promises them the Caribbean vacation they dream about.

7 years ago

Local Caribbean economies say they’ve been fooled by cruise industries’ empty promises

Local Caribbean economies say they’ve been fooled by cruise industries’ empty promises

Associated Press

Passengers aren’t buying hand-made trinkets and local cuisine as towns were led to believe, but funneling the money back into the cruise companies via excursions and on-ship purchases.

7 years ago