"Haiti is a country full of cultures, artists, mysteries, culinary treats, colors, and contrasts. It’s also a country with a rich and interesting cultural, historic and natural heritage.
Make up your own minds:
In spite of this priceless touristic capital, Haiti’s reputation has suffered over the past three decades by a challenging social, political and economic situation, visible insecurity, as well as the tragic earthquake of 2010.
But now, since 2011, boosted by our last constitutionally elected government, Haiti is once again supporting its tourist sector.
The Minister of Tourism rolled out an ambitious marketing campaign that highlights the touristic treasures in the island, counting on the diaspora and Haitians themselves on social networking utilities.
Haiti is also now on the list of new places to visit, which leads us to believe we’ve got a promising touristic future in the country. The Le Monde paper has listed Haiti as one of 2016’s must-see countries.
This new destination interests international hotel chains who are investing in Haiti: in the past few years, Occidental Hotels & Resorts, Best Western International Inc., NH Hotel Group and Marriott Hotels have all built several luxury hotels in Port-au- Prince, Haiti’s capital. […]
Nonetheless, sustainable tourism which includes local populations and gives visitors high quality services must still be built in the Caribbean Area, and in particular, in Haiti.
Is Haiti ready to invest in its population and political stability to make tourism one of its economic pillars?
It’s a question of political willingness and social commitment! "
Jean-Paul GUILLOBEL, class of 2010
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