A historic day yes in deed. You are looking at the first flight of American Airlines to the city of Cap-Haitian. Michel Martelly and Laurent Lamothe were on board to celebrate the opening of the First American Airlines flight to Cap-Haitian
Haiti and Venezuela to Renovate Cap-Haitien Airport
Prime Minister Lamothe said Cap-Haitien International Airport has been re-named Hugo Chavez International Airport after the late Venezuelan president, a generous benefactor of Haiti. He gave over $1 billion to aid the country and his memory lives on in the hearts of Haitians.
Haiti and Venezuela have inked a deal to renovate the airport. Construction carried out by Haitian contractors with oversight by a Cuban-Venezuelan company. A runway has already been completed.
If the Dominican Republic could do it a decade ago, why not Haiti? Tourism minister Stephanie Villedrouin Balmir has a great ambition, to transform Côté de Fer into a resort area.
According to Tourism minister Stephanie Villedrouin Balmir was able to transform Punta Cana resort area and made it a major tourism destination. The plan to transform Côté de Fer
would represent the most ambitious hotel and real-estate project initiated by the Martelly government in Haiti.
Haiti Tourism minister is counting on investors to make this dream a reality
The government has Apple Leisure's affiliated real-estate fund on board already. They are now looking actively for partners to invest in a Côté de Fer hotel.
In a signing ceremony attended by Tedd Middleton, vice president of development for Hilton World Wide America, as well as Haiti Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, the announcement of a new chapter in Haiti history has began. It was the beginning of a long term relation ship between Haiti and Hilton Hotel
A 150 rooms Hilton Garden Inn hotel is to be open in Port-au-Prince in 2016. During this signing ceremony, the Haitian Prime Minister said once again "Haiti is moving forward to attract investment".
Hilton Garden is one of the most recognized names in hospitality.
It is well known in almost all countries With more than 550 hotels and resorts in more than 80 countries across six continents,
Hilton Garden Inn in particular has been specialized in offering the mid-priced hotel segment with a product that offers upscale, first-class accommodations at an affordable price
The Martelly government inaugurated the Association of Tourist Taxi Drivers Support Program in December. The program will improve taxi service at the Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
$2 million provided by Haiti's Central Bank and National Bank of Credit will allow purchase of 100 taxis. Drivers belonging to the Drivers Guide Association of Haiti and the Independent Drivers for Development Association will now have the capacity to meet the demands of Haiti's tourism industry with new vehicles and training.
The Caribbean has the sort of past that seems made for the harsh reminders found in history books and the quixotic harkening of fiction. Found in the Caribbean Sea, the islands of the Caribbean all share common pasts that are linked through the slave trade. The similarities can be found in certain aspects of the arts, religion and cuisine, where they all merge from the congruent African descent. Where they differ, and what makes the Caribbean still such a diverse place even amongst itself, is the added influence from around the world that has shaped each country individually
The Festival of the sea 2013 was witnessed by high profile dignitaries from the Ministry of Tourism of the northern region of Haiti. The ceremony is done once a year to bolster tourism in Haiti. This is the second year the ceremony is being celebrated. In this year's ceremony the Festival of the Sea was launched on the Wednesday of 7th August 2013 at Deco Bar-Restaurant (Cap-Haitien). In his launch speech the sitting Director of the Ministry of Tourism of the Northern Regional Office Ms. Dieudonne Luma Etienne said the cultural event will open up the North as a significant tourist attraction destination.
In a bid to promote tourism Haiti held the 2nd annual Festival of the Sea event this year from 9th day of August to the 11th of the same month. The ministry of Tourism has expressed support to this remarkable ceremony which draws participants from across the nation and beyond. The ceremony is done to attract tourist through expression of culture. It is also seen as an important tool for entrepreneurs to seize business opportunities.
The event held on the Boulevard du Cap in Cap-Haitien is also intended to expose the tourist destinations in the North.
The Government of Haiti (GOH) has failed to fulfill the 1987 Constitution's mandate botanical gardens must be created as part of its infrastructure.
Haiti remains undeveloped ecologically. While the remainder of the world contains 2,500 botanical gardens, Haiti has not one. Les Cayes Botanical Garden, a model of biodiversity, is a private venture.
Botanist William Cinéas is calling on the GOH to start funding a National Botanical Garden, and a network of them throughout the country by 2020.
Haiti needs more than Cayes Botanical Garden to maintain and protect its biodiversity; it needs botanical gardens strategically planted throughout the island.
The 1987 Constitution states Haiti's duty is ". . . to . . . maintain botanical . . . gardens at certain points in its territory." But a National Botanical Garden has yet to be created.
CBG has offered to fill the gap for information and is putting together a program to make Haitians aware about the benefits of preserving diverse plant species.