The tourism industry seems to be loking at a potential great future in Haiti as many major Hotel chains are investing there. The latest is Hilton Garden Inn which is scheduled to be open in in 2017
Hilton has inked an agreement with the Haitian Tourism Ministry to open the first Hilton Garden Inn at Port-au-Prince's Louverture International Airport. The hotel will contain 150 guest rooms along with eight suites. The suites will contain all the amenities of a home away from home, plus a space for working.
The hotel project will create 100 employment opportunities. Hilton has a highly-regarded hospitality training program to ensure business travelers the very best service.
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.
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.
Here is a picture of the former president of The United States, bill Clinton arriving at Labadee resort in Haiti. This is one of the most beautiful place in the world. The view is gorgeous and the Labadee resort offers a variety or fun activities to the visitors arriving either through the biggest cruise liner from Royal caribbean, Oasis of the sea or other ships
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.
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.
The new jewel in the Spanish Occidental Hotels and Resorts' crown is the Rue Panamericaine located, 128-room, Royal Oasis Hotel. Developed by Jerry Tardieu, the hotel sits on three-acres of prime Port-au-Prince real estate and offers five restaurants, complete with their own bars. The plans for a convention center will add more reason for staying at this five-star hotel, Occidential's 13th hotel in the region. From the old-world charm of the soaring brick arches to the modern, naturally lit tones of the guest rooms, the hotel should enjoy full-capacity on a regular basis.
Moulin Sur Mer is a marvelous colonial style beach resort located along the clear turquoise waters of La Cote des Arcadins in Montrouis. The property offers modern comfortable air-conditioned rooms, free safe deposit box, wardrobe, all-round restaurant that serves both local and international dishes, huge outdoor swimming pool and well groomed garden. Some of the rooms are have television and well equipped mini-bar. The sports enthusiast can have a great time here at the beach volleyball, basketball, racquetball and tennis. The management offers free Kayaks rides to their guests and gives scuba diving equipment on rent.
This heaven is just one hour drive from Port Au Prince International Airport.
Daphne Campbell who is a member of the Florida House of Representatives did not manage her words in regard to the current mass deportation of Haitians in the Bahamas. She came out strong to denounce this kind of discrimination against Haitians. Ms. Campbell calls for a boycott of the tourism industry in the Bahamas
As she repeated in a news conference given recently: "Boycott Bahamas! Boycott Bahamas to end discrimination against Haitian children!"
Daphne Campbell, a Democratic member of the Florida House of Representatives recently spoke on Channel 7. She called to boycott Bahamas tourism for displaying a discriminating attitude towards Haitian children. As long as the immigration policy remains unchanged, arresting and deporting Haitian children born in Bahamas to Haiti, a land completely unknown to them, is unfair and injustice. She pledged to raise awareness around the world and has given Bahamian officials one week time to reverse the policy. However, the Bahamian Foreign Affairs and Immigration Minister Fred Mitchell dismissed her threats as amazing stupidity and rejected her claims about mistreatment of Haitian children as baseless allegation.
The President of the Republic has promised to provide the commune with one of the major highways of the country, by building Route 44, already under construction.
The Tourism Development Plan of Côtes-de-Fer includes:
A large boulevard, an airfield, a golf course, more than 1,000 rooms hotels reference, a commercial corridor, adventure circuits etc...
The plan aims to make Côtes-de-Fer a true resort.
The Punta Cana Group, plans to invest 200 million US dollars in Haiti, in the tourism development project of the Region Côtes-de-fer