Friday, January 20, 2012
Haiti Offers Beaches & Excursions
Michelle Martelli - the President of Haiti who was elected in 2011 - said that this Caribbean nation will make all efforts to revive and develop the tourism industry. Tourist industry will focus on two main areas: the beach and excursion kinds of leisure.
Unlike other Caribbean countries that have relied on massive hotel complexes, Haiti plans to build small hotels. Tours will focus not only on archaeological heritage, and culture. Thus, the religion of voodoo originated here, and this spiritual aspect of the island's most interested in its guests.
However, as emphasized in the Ministry of Tourism, voodoo - it's more than a religion. In Haiti, it's a lifestyle; aspects of voodoo are reflected in everything: in dance and in music, cuisine and cinema, painting and literature.
Haiti is annually visited by about 400 thousand people. In addition, now every year on the resort Labadee, cruise ships leased by cruise company Royal Caribbean, are arriving at its liners nearly 600 thousand tourists.
Haiti promises its guests a safe holiday. On the tour operators have already signed an agreement to meet travellers at the airport and transportation by bus to the hotel booked.