Martinique A delegation of businessmen, journalists and executives of Air Caribbean inquired about investment opportunities offered by tourism and the first black republic in the world, during a visit made 5 days in several regions. The familiarization trip has enabled these tourism professionals to consider ways to encourage more tourists from the French Antilles and the mainland to visit Haiti.
On invitation of the Tourism Association of Haiti (ATH) and Air Caribbean, a delegation of thirteen (13) members of the mission Martinique composed of owners and managers of travel agents, journalists and senior executives from Air Caribbean from October 15 to 19 under, made a visit to the departments of the West, North and South of Haiti.
The familiarization trip's objectives were to discover the destination for professionals Haiti, its hotel facilities and recreation and allow the destination to Haiti is again required for large public Martinique.
The Executive Director of the Tourism Association of Haiti (ATH), Caesar Giliane Joubert, has, during a meeting Monday at the Hotel Visa Lodge, gave an overview on the economic potential that has the region and facilities put in place to encourage investment particularly in tourism.
"It was an opportunity for visitors to inquire about investment opportunities offered by tourism and the country, but also to examine ways that can strengthen cooperation between Haiti and countries in the Caribbean region, particularly Martinique, "she said.
As for Veronica Malialin, Head of Marketing and Communication Air Caribbean, the visit of the delegation of businessmen Martinique is an opportunity to inquire about investment opportunities in Haiti.
She had to say that "we are very impressed by the significant investment opportunities and tourism in Haiti. Our visit was very full and rewarding. We work as a devil in holy water to establish trade relations and fruitful exchanges of expertise between businessmen of the region. " To rely on the tourist wealth of Haiti, she was chosen as the guest of honor at the tourism fair to be held in March 2010 in Martinique.
The jubilation of the delegation missionary Martinique was contagious. Nayaradou Raphael, head of the airline "Nayaradouvoyages, expressed surprised at the natural and cultural sites that have attractive Haiti. "I was very surprised by the warm welcome reserved for visitors in hotels Haitian and natural beauty. I believe that Haiti enormous strengths that can make it a very busy tourist destination. But it is necessary that the Haitian authorities focus to eradicate the problem of waste littering the streets of the capital, but mostly garbage flowing into the sea ", said Mr. Nayaradou.
For its part, Josette Darguste, director of public relations at the Ministry of Tourism said that the first travel professionals should augur a lasting relationship between HUD and the Air Caraibes and result in a second travel professionals and Guadeloupe of France. "This initiative was made possible through the mobilization of members of the HUD and the Department of Tourism. Initiated the first contact between air and the Caribbean branch of the Department of Tourism has permitted the participation of this Ministry at the exhibition Top Resa Tourism held last September in Paris in France, "she said adding that the ministry work for Haiti to bring more value to its tourism potential.
For Peter and Stephanie Chauvet Villedrouin, respectively President and Secretary of HUD Board Executive Committee hostels Mountain who are optimistic about the many and varied opportunities offered by our culture, our natural and historic sites, a new era breath on the tourism industry in Haiti. "The visit of these entrepreneurs Martinique also fits within the opening in December of the airline Air Caribbean and a direct flight from Paris to Port-au-Prince," they said.
Indeed, during the visit rewarding members of the delegation were informed of the potential that abounds the first black republic in the world and investment opportunities it offers as well as efforts to strengthen the local development process and strengthening basic infrastructure.
Source: Lenouvelliste (French)