Here is a icture of the protest taking place in Labadee. in January, 2016. preventing Guests aboard Royal Caribbean's Freedom of the Seas from visiting the cruise line's private destination of Labadee
On January 19, 2016, a political protest on the upcoming political election prevented the guest aboard the ship "Freedom of the Seas" from going to Labadee. The ship captain decided not to let passengers off the ship on safety reason, because several groups of protesters staged a demonstration in small boats. As per Royal Caribbean's statement, although the protest was peaceful in nature, it was evident that if the protest had continued, it would have a significant impact on the ability of the tourists to enjoy Labadee. The cruise company cancelling the trip, travelled to Falmouth, Jamaica as per its plan. 'Labadee' is a 260-acre peninsula on the northern coast of Haiti, known as a vacationer's paradise; it has been leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. until 2050. A private beach resort leased to Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd features pristine beaches, coral reefs and lagoon-like bays surrounded by forested mountains.
Le Transporteur is located near Sanssouci on Route Clercine. They offer daily connections between Port-au- Prince and Gonaives, the capital of the Artibonite Department at a price of 350 HTG. A return trip costs around 650 HTG. The travel time is around 6 hours; there are three rounds of trips per day. It is a good news that the transportation system between the capital city in Haiti and other urban places like Cap Haitien, Les Cayes, Gonaives or Ouanaminthe is improving very fast.
If you have any query to ask about 'Le Transporteur' may contact them at:
(509) 2258 5035 at Port-au Prince or (509) 2258 5063 at Gonaïves and (509) 2258 5073 at Cap-Haïtien.
Other ground transportation services available:
Capital Coach Line Haitian bus company
Transport Chic bus Service, Cayes - Port-au-Prince
Miami Mini Bus
Expedia giving Haiti Tourism a Boost
Travel company Expedia has been expanding its presence in Haiti. In the past year travelers wanting to visit the island increased by almost 500% on Expedia's websites.
In 2014 Ministry of Tourism established 40 partnerships with Expedia, and new marketing manager, Maya de Campos, is committed to developing even more.
Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin says the Expedia partnership will increase ". . . our exposure to markets around the world via marketing campaigns, strategic promotions, and the latest technology."
Here is a picture of Haiti International Airport during the government of Dumarsais estime.
The History Of Toussaint Louverture International Airport. Toussaint L'Ouverture is the busiest Haitian international airport located in Tabarre, near Port-au-Prince. In the beginning, during the 1940s, it had been both a military and civil airport. Later, during 1950s and 1960s, it served as a U.S. military base in Haiti. In 1965, with the grant money collected from the "People of Haiti" (lottery, taxes, etc.,) and the U.S. government, the airport was developed in the name of then President François Duvalier. In 1986, it was renamed as Port-au-Prince International Airport. The name was changed again in 2003 by President Jean Bertrand Aristide in the honor of the Haitian revolutionary leader of Toussaint Louverture. The airport was severely damaged in the 2010 earthquake. President Martelly has opened the newly repaired arrival terminal on 25 November 2012. The main building serves as the International terminal. It houses two-story concrete and glass structure, few retail stores. Immigration and check-in facilities are located on the ground floor. The "Guy Malary Terminal" is used for domestic flights. There are specified areas for general aviation and cargo flight. The airport has three jet bridges, mobile stairs, and the ramp can handle 12 planes. There is a renewal program that to be completed by 2015.
Here is ea picture of a plane that made an emergency landing near the city of Cabaret. This incident took place in January, 2014.
According to Haitian Police inspector Joachin Antoine, the pilot of the airplane, Practor Antoine, received some injuries and was treated at a local hospital. No other injuries or death were reported
So far, American Airlines has maintained a good safety record traveling form Port-au-Prince to Miami, Fort-Lauderdale or New York. Only one major incident has been recorded. November 20, 2000: American Airlines Flight 1291from Miami to Port-au-Prince. A passenger died when a pressurized cabin door opened during an emergency evacuation at Miami International Airport.
In the aftermath of the recent plane crash, the public is nervous about flying. Here are the facts.
Statistics indicate plane crashes are rare, one out of 1.2 million actually crash.
In the U.S. between 1985-2000, survival statistics tell us 95% of passengers weathered a plane crash successfully.
According to Popular Mechanics, 40% of plane passengers have higher odds of surviving if they sit towards the rear of the plane.