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Haiti - Tourism : Top Resa 2017 International Fair
28/09/2017 11:53:58

Haiti - Tourism : Top Resa 2017 International Fair
The Ministry of Tourism in its promotion policy is redoubling its efforts to maintain its presence in the major events of the world where are discussed leisure, tourism and travel. In this context, a Haitian delegation led by Colombe Émilie Jessy Menos, the Minister of Tourism, composed of Deputy and President of the Tourism and Creative Commission of the lower house, Micalerme Pierre Toussaint and members of the travel and promotion department of Ministry participates in the 39th edition of the prestigious French tourism and travel trade fair "International French Travel Market Top Resa" (IFTM Top Resa), which brings together from 26 to 29 September 2017all the players of tourism in Paris at the Parc des Expositions, Porte de Versailles, Hall 1 and more than 31,000 trade visitors of the sector.

A stand for the tourist promotion of the destination and other products of Haiti is present at this Show. Raquel Pelissier the first dauphine to Miss Universe 2016, also Goodwill Ambassador of Haiti, supports the presentation of Haiti to the visitors.

During the fair, Minister Menos and members of the delegation met with travel agencies and tour operators from around the world in search of destination to promote and offer in their brochures next year.

In particular, the Minister of Tourism met with Edmond Richard of the French air carrier Air Caraïbes with the twofold aim of improving the conditions for the members of the Haitian community attending the company and with a view to extending global collaboration with Haiti. She also met with members of delegations from other countries, such as the Minister of Tourism of El Salvador and a Tourism Representative of the Dominican Republic. Discussions on multi-destination cooperation between the two countries were discussed during the exchanges. With the organization Wallonie-Bruxelles, the Haitian delegation participated in an evening of homage with the Haitian diva, Émeline Michel, on the occasion of the celebration of the 20 years of cooperation with Haiti.

On Wednesday, at the 37th World Tourism Day, declared "International Year of Sustainable Tourism for Development" by the World Tourism Organization (UNWTO) Minister Menos sent a message on her vision of tourism in Haiti whose we invit you to share some excerpts :

"By sustainable tourism, we mean a responsible tourism which [...] allows everyone to travel without guilt, without harming the environment, while emphasizing the human.

[...] For 2017 and for the future, we want fair tourism, which will take into account the environmental, economic and social dimensions.

Yes for tourism that preserves natural resources and helps protect the environment.

Yes for inclusive tourism activities, egalitarian exchanges and the creation of stable jobs, all aimed at improving the living conditions of peoples.

And twice yes for tourism that emphasizes the preservation of the traditional values of host communities and cultures, based on principles such as gender equity, as well as respect for their evolution environment. We will constantly emphasize the importance of motivating, empowering and rallying all the links in the tourism industry, from professionals in the sector to travelers, to all the actors at their respective levels on the scale of the Eco-tourism.

[...] We strongly believe that it is high time for the professionals of the sector and all the actors involved in the cause of tourism, to value and encourage good practices of responsible tourism and solidarity, but also to promote collaboration between regional partners and international organizations [...]"

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