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The Haitian government launched a training and employment program for the young people living on the streets of Port-au-Prince. Forty five of them have already received a training in baking, and 75 of them received a training to become drivers. The government encouraged the young people to start the...
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Hilton International will open its first hotel in Haiti by 2016.   On April 10th, the representatives of Hilton Worldwide and of CAB S.A. (owner of Visa Lodge hotel in Haiti) signed a memorandum of understanding on building a Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Port-au-Prince.   Construction wo...
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After almost two years, Maarten Boute returns as the CEO of Digicel's Haiti subsidiary. He will replace Ineke Botter who, according to Digicel, resigned for personal reasons.   "I am delighted to be back in the role of CEO for Digicel Haiti. Since 2012, I stayed at home to work on new project...
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Heineken, a Dutch company that produces the most popular Haitian beer Prestige, confirmed that they would invest $100 million in its plants in Haiti over the next 5 years.   On April 8th, Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe visited the brewery and said its manufacturing process impressed him. He w...
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Port-au-Prince transportation needs may be served by a Metro Cable. On March 13th, POMA, the global leader in cable transportation has presented to the Ministry of Economy and Finance its Metro Cable Project for Port-au-Prince. The project would have 2 Metro Cable stations 1.5 km apart from each ot...
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The Mayor of Jacmel, in collaboration with the Ministry of Tourism, enrolled Jacmel in the competition for the UNESCO Creative Cities Program.   This program builds a network of creative cities working together to develop cultural industries and achieve sustainable urban development. It facil...
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A group of investors from Apple Leisure Group, one of the largest wholesale vacation providers in the US, and Punta Cana Group, a tourism company from DR, visited on March 28th the South of Haiti and the Ile-a-Vache island to evaluate existing business opportunities. Both regions are part of the dev...
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The Ministry of Tourism launched the first 2.30-minute major promotional video presenting Ile-a-Vache as a tourism destination. They emphasise the pristine nature of the island and the history of the island.   The video particularly speaks to adventure travelers, romance travelers, and Haitia...
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The Minister of Tourism, Stephanie Villedrouin, announced during the ITB Tourism Expo in Berlin, the launch of the “Creative Village,” a 5-million-dollar tourism project in Milot.   The “Creative Village” will consist of setting up a 12-house village where tourists can...
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Monteal-based tour operator Transat has introduced Cap-Haïtien in their brand new tour package that includes visits to Port-au-Prince, Cap-Haïtien, and Côte des Arcadins.   On this new tour visitors will spend two nights in Port-au-Prince, two nights in Cap-Haïtien, and t...