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A vacation in Haiti - yes, Haiti - offers adventure, great food and a chance to really unplug
The adventurous, curious and open-minded can clearly find these gifts in Haiti: brilliant, unspoiled beaches; delicious, homey food; welcoming, fun-loving people; and enough rum to knock out a gang of pirates.
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Take a look at this new Haiti tourism promo video... Haiti is an exceptional tourist destination, surprisingly beautiful, with a unique history and promising future. Come to Haiti, discover the soul of the Caribbean.
Though Haiti has a police force with only 10,000 officers for a country with 10 million people, murder rates are lower here than in other countries in the hemisphere. (Associated Press article)
News came out about the construction of a new Hotel coming soon in Tabarre Haiti, The Monte-Cristo Hotel and Suites.
As of this year (Phase I), the Monte-Cristo Hotel and suites, built in compliance with seismic standards, will propose 47 rooms of international standard. In its final phase, the hotel will have a total of 84 rooms, including 6 suites and 2 rooms for disabled guests.
The Monte-Cristo Hotel and suites will also have a conference room, a parking lot that can accommodate over a hundred vehicles, a restaurant and bar, a swimming pool, an outdoor bar, a fitness room and a nightclub, among others.
Haiti Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin met with Qatar's Ambassador to the United States, Mohammed Bin Abdullah Al-Rumaihi Friday in Washington to discuss reconstruction projects and tourism investments in Haiti.
the State of Qatar is a sovereign Arab state, located in Western Asia. Quatar ranks #1 in Forbe's list of the world's richest countries.
Quatar has lots of oil and massive natural gas reserves.
Hopefully some thing great can come out this meeting for Haiti and the Haitian tourism industry.
At least eight hotels including Comfort Inn, Best Western, and Marriott plan to build or expand properties in the Republic of Haiti.
Haiti is re-inventing itself as an investment and tourism destination in the Caribbean.
Starting in 2013 Haiti will have Tourist Police in tourist areas to protect visitors to the Republic of Haiti.
The Haitian Tourist Police will secure the surrounding of Haiti hotels, restaurants, attractions and also to inform visitors traveling to Haiti.
This great new measure was taken by Haiti Minister of Tourism Stéphanie Balmir Villedrouin
The Haitian Minister of Tourism says...
We must arrange the sidewalks of hotels and restaurants in Haiti... Merchant and beggars should not be present when you leave a restaurant... You should not have 5-10 young people who come to ask you for money... It is important that I have security officer which can reassure the customer, who is able to inform the tourist as well...
There are Tourist Police in all tourist destinations, this is not something we invented, the Haitian Minister of Tourism says...
Two thumbs up for Haiti Minsier of Tourism Villedrouin.
A tap tap is beautifully decorated hand painted bus or pick-up truck that serves as a share taxi in Haiti.
Tap taps are used in Haiti mainly by locals because visitors to Haiti are warned by their host countries not to ride on tap taps due to overcrowding and stuff.
You should see the taxis in the Dominican Republic!
They can fit 6 passengers plus the driver in an old beat-up Toyota Corolla!
Hey... You can always get a taxi all to yourself in Haiti but if you want to mingle with the super friendly Haitian people and save some money at the same time, hop in a tap tap.
Some buses in Haiti are painted with giant figures, portraits of Jesus, rapper Tupac Shakur, Barack Obame, a naked woman in ecstasy. Others depict American Airlines planes or Voodoo imagery.
If you stand on any corner in Port-au-Prince and watch the buses go by, you feel like you can get direct access to the Haitian subconscious.
But there's an economic puzzle buried in all the artistry.
All of this painting is really expensive... So why do the Haitian Tap Tap owners do it?
"If you don't paint it like that, people will not get on it," a bus driver says.
Fresh painting sends potential passengers a signal: Whoever owns this bus spends a lot of money taking care of it...
Read the article in full at npr.org
Toussaint Louverture International Airport is an international airport located in Port-au-Prince, Haiti.
Haiti's main International airports was not always known as the Toussaint Louverture International Airport.
Developed with grant money from the American government, the airport opened in 1965 as Francois Duvalier International Airport, named after Haitian president Francois "Papa Doc" Duvalier (1957-1971).
Following the resignation of Duvalier's son and successor Jean Claude Duvalier in 1986, the airport was renamed Port-au-Prince International, I used to hear it called Airport Mais Gate.
In 2003 they renamed it Toussaint L'Overture International Airport, Let us hope they stop screwing with the name of the airport from now on!