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new Marriott in Haiti

new Marriott in Haiti

Here is a picture of the new Marriott in Haiti

The excitement is in the potential the hotel possesses for positively propelling the country's economy skyward. The partners, the Digicel Group, the Clinton Foundation, and the Marriott Hotel chain, have combined the lure of a newly rejuvenated industry with a glamorous hotel design, and have coupled this with a conscientious business model that should put a significant amount of the profits to be realized into the accounts of not just the hotel's management, but local businesses and the mainly Haitian workforce tasked with the day to day operations of the hotel.

Taking from the disadvantaged in the country, the hotel has employed nearly 200 Haitian, some of whom are bilingual members of the diaspora. The opening gives hope to the country that has been experiencing instability, with various riots and unrest, for weeks now.

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New Marriott in the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

New Marriott in the heart of Port-au-Prince, Haiti

A new Marriott in the heart of Port-au-Prince. Here is an important milestone in Haiti, the opening of the Marriott Port-au-Prince.

With the help of the Clinton Foundation worked closely with Marriott and Digicel Group, this new hotel will likely attract more foreign direct investment to Haiti

Like a shiny, white beacon to match the high expectations being placed on its shoulders, the 11-story Marriott Hotel in Port-au-Prince, newly opened for business as of the 25th of February, stands out for its newness, simplistic outer design and its ability to reflect the sunlight. While Haiti on a whole and its tourism sector in particular have been benefitting from a tremendous influx of support from local investments and help from around the world, leading to the erection of many new hotels, the implementation of a hibiscus rating system, and a general overhaul of many popular tourist sites with the addition of new ones, it is this hotel which garnered much attention, compelling the presence of Haiti's President Michel Martelly, and former U.S. President Bill Clinton to its grand opening.

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Ramblers Holidays add Haiti to its range of destinations

Ramblers Holidays add Haiti to its range of destinations

As Haiti political environment has become more uncertain , the efforts made in the tourism industry continue to bear fruits. Ramblers Holidays that has been specializing in guided walking holidays for over 60 years, has become the latest operator to add Haiti to its range of destinations.

Adding the island of Hispaniola to its itinerary of walking tours, the company Ramblers Worldwide Holidays has broadened the scope of Haiti's tourism pull, packaging the rolling hills and dippings, lush, green valleys as a veritable jackpot to its clientele. One of only the latest in a line of operators who have eagerly added Haiti to their list of destinations, Ramblers plans to start selling the Hispaniola leg of their tour package in April 2015. Already other tours such as Exodus have made their virgin tours here, prompting Jean-Marc Flambert, PR and marketing consultant for Haiti, to say the country is moving along well.

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Karine Condé, winner of the Prize Discover Haiti 2014

Karine Condé, winner of the Prize Discover Haiti 2014

Here is a picture of Ms. Karine Condé. Be became winner of the Prize Discover Haiti 2014 in the area of Tourist promotion

For her promotion of the country of Haiti, especially the region of the south, and her work to make the tourism and hospitality training at the Institute of Hospitality and Tourism more professionalized, Karine Conde Emeran, Director of Departmental South of the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries, was awarded Personality of the Year 2014, the Prize Discover Haiti. She will attend the launch of Friday of Tourism and Hotel in the last week of January 2015 to officially receive the prize in the presence of her fellow competitors who were recognized by the panel of five who chose the winner.

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Citadelle Laferriere in Milot

Citadelle Laferriere in Milot

Here is a picture of Citadelle Laferriere in Milot.

Being the largest fortress in the Western Hemisphere and the 8th wonder in the world, the Citadelle Laferrière has great importance to Haiti. It is the most popular historical attractions in the country.

The Citadelle Laferrière was built as a threat in case the French would consider retaking the island.

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Complete results of the classification of hotels in Haiti, 2014

Complete results of the classification of hotels in Haiti, 2014

Here is a list of Hotels classified by the Minister of Tourism in Haiti for 2014.

The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries (MTCI) has decided to publish the complete results of the classification of hotels in Haiti in order to inform the traveling public of the quality of the services to expect before booking

As of November 1, the Ministry of Tourism has delivered scutcheons to classified hotels, including the 5 which have earned 5-hibiscus status. These include Haiti El Rancho, Best Western Premier, The Inn at Villa Bambou, Karibe Convention Center, and Hotel Royal Oasis (a total of 441 rooms).

The currently classified establishments make up a 51% majority of all hotel rooms in the country. As well as the hotel criteria, hotels must be in good standing with the DGI to be eligible for classification. So far, only 177 hotels out of 525 in the country meet the Ministry of Tourism standards for classification on the hibiscus scale; however, since the program began over a year and a half ago, more than 4,000 rooms in 456 establishments have been classified under it.

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Hotels classified in Haiti, 2014 - One of Two

Hotels classified in Haiti, 2014 - One of Two

Here is the Hotels classified in Haiti for 2014. The Ministry of Tourism (MDT) launched its classification program of tourist establishments to improve the quality of services provided by the hotel facilities.

Tourism has become big business in Haiti on the heels of the government's "Open for Business" campaign. It was therefore no surprise the attention paid to the country's hotel industry, including the reclassification exercise undertaken throughout 2014, making it impossible for the industry to ever be the same again. Putting a decidedly piquant, Haitian feel on the world-wide five-star standard, the Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries (MTCI) has reclassified the country's hotels labelling them on a hibiscus scale that mirrors the more traditional star scale.

The project started in 2013 with the city of Les Cayes having its tourist destinations classified under the program. The government deployed 21 trained officers to inspect and classify these hotels and establishments from 1 hibiscus (same as 1 star, the minimum of quality) to 5 hibiscus (same as 5 star, the maximum of quality).

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Surf Haiti to put Haitian beaches on the international radar for surfing and tourism

Surf Haiti to put Haitian beaches on the international radar for surfing and tourism

Here is a picture of som Haitian boys surfing of the coast of Jacmel. Surf Haiti working to Haitian beaches on the international surf radar as well as tourism.

The objective of Surf Haiti is to establish Jacmel as an ideal surf tourist destination in the surf radar of tourism. Surf industries not only generates billions of revenues, it provides lots of jobs and create passion for environmental protection. The beautiful warm beaches in Haiti are just a short flight from the USA. It is thus well positioned to capitalize the $7 billion per annum revenue of the American surf industry and can create a base for sustainable economic development. 'Surf Haiti' is a small organization that teaches locals and visitors how to ride, rents boards, and keeps the beach clean. The group, founded in 2010, has 23 members ranging in age from 11 to 21. They are training local kids to draw tourists to Haiti's pristine beaches. Although, recently the government has doubled the tourism budget to $4.7 million and has launched varieties of programs to attract visitors, the country still lacks infrastructure for mass tourism.

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Graduation of Haitian students in Hospitality and Tourism in in Antigua

Graduation of Haitian students in Hospitality and Tourism in in Antigua

Here is a picture the Graduating class of Haitian students in Hospitality and Tourism in Antigua

Even the historic inaugural arrival of the first flight of an international airline service into anywhere other than the capital wasn't enough to overshadow the achievements of nine new members of the Haitian tourism industry. Widely considered as the country's way forward, the field will have much to offer the students who spent two years in Antigua learning the essential skills in hospitality and tourism. The group received their certificates and were celebrated in a ceremony at the Plaza Hotel.

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Tourism taxis and Politour in Haiti

Tourism taxis and Politour in Haiti

Now new taxis are in Haiti to help with the pick up or dropping off of passengers at the airport. When needing information on the airlines of times one can call either 28117294 or 28117295. The taxis are up and running and awaiting arrival to show off the new, higher standards of Haiti. With more vehicles available the means are here in order to serve the public better--new top-notch taxis to make ones ride as comfortable as possible.

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