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Sunday 22 October 2017
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“Haiti Tourism is Booming” said the Caribbean Journal

 

Following a successful year, Haiti Tourism Industry is definitely booming as stated in the article below by the Caribbean Journal. The numbers of tourists who visited Haiti increased and it was not without the efforts of the effort the Minister of Tourism Stephanie B. Villedrouin.

Photo Credit: Samuel Dameus

Photo Credit: Samuel Dameus

Along with a devoted staff, Minister Villedrouin has brought Haiti touristic industry back on the map. She continuously is on a campaign to promote Haiti Tourism.

 

Just last month from January 20-24, a delegation from the minister of tourism led by the Coordinator of Promotion Mrs. Pascale Hilaire participated in the International Tourism Trade Fair in Spain. It was their 4th consecutive year participating in the Trade Fair giving the tourism industry of Haiti excellent exposure.

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Also in November 2015, we had the pleasure of collaborating with the Minister of Tourism delegation as they toured several cities in the United States in a promotional tour of Haiti. The second Road Show in the United States had for purpose to showcase Haiti and its treasures to prospective visitors.

 

Here is the article by the from Caribbean Journal released February 16. The Caribbean a Journal is renewed online paper for everything carribean. The Journal however feature all of the exotic Carribean hot spots.

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Article Caribbean Journal – Photography: Samuel Dameus

 

Haiti’s efforts to boost tourism appear to be paying off.

The Caribbean country reported a 10.9 percent increase in stayover visitors in 2015, according to the latest numbers from the Caribbean Tourism Organization.

That was the fourth-best increase of any Caribbean destination last year.

The country reported a total of 515,804 stayover tourist arrivals last year, buoyed by a strong summer season that saw an 11.4 percent increase.

Haiti reported a 9.8 percent increase during the winter season.

Haiti has seen a lift in hotel development in recent years, with the addition of several new hotels concentrated in Port-au-Prince like the Royal Oasis and the Marriott, the latter of which debuted last year.

That’s come with increased tour operation (most notably through Canada’s Transat) and more flights, in large part from JetBlue (though American Airlines launched daily flights to Cap-Haitien as well.)

Marriott also recently signed a deal to bring its Autograph Collection to the Habitation Jouissant property in Cap-Haitien.

Carribean Journal Feb. 16, 2016

 

Here are some more stupendous views of Haiti from photographer Samuel Dameus

 

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Cocoyer Beach, Petit Gôave

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Labadee, Cap-Haitien