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Haiti - Tourism : Tourism Week, a lot of «announcements-promises»...
01/08/2011 10:43:55

Haiti - Tourism : Tourism Week, a lot of «announcements-promises»...
The President Martelly has completed his tour as part of the "Tourism Week" launched in Cap Haitien on Sunday, with a tour of four days began Thursday in the South, Southeast and the Nippes in order to evaluate and promote the tourism potential of these regions, as was the case in several other departments.

The Head of State is convinced that the tourism development will greatly contribute to the economic recovery and has invited all sectors to support it. He had meetings with various operators operating in the area and discussed of the measures to be taken in support, to this important economic sector.

During his displacements in several cities of the country, particularly in Cap-Haitien, Milot, Gonaïves Jacmel, Petite Rivière de Nippes, Camp Perrin, Cote-de-fer and Port Salut where he was greeted warmly, the President took the opportunity to focus attention on the need to offer to the new generations the glory of the flourishing years of the "Pearl of the Antilles."

In addition to his vision of a tourismfocused on the development and service, it relies on the host structures and made ​​numerous announcements including: the extension of the runway of the airport of Cap-Haitien, the construction of the entrance of the city, the restoration of the Palais Sans Souci to Milot, building an international airport to Aquin [32km from Les cayes] on the site of the current track Antoine Simon, the repair of road and the construction of a bridge in Côte-de-fer, the launch of the magazine to promote Haiti "Magic Haiti," the revitalization of the Côte des Arcadins as well as the finish of several tourism projects in Jacmel.

"In addition to attracting tourists, it is primarily to create jobs for young people," declared the President Martelly which is committed to support all agencies specialize in tourism to make of Haiti a modern tourist destination ""It's not for me to promote this or that particular group, he said, but to create jobs and facilitate the sustainable economic development, because the assistant must stop [...] for a sustainable development, it is necessary to have a strong Ministry of Tourism and a partnership between public and private sectors. The number of rooms should have quintupled in five years"...

In Jacmel, the President Martelly, has attended to a presentation at the Cap Lamandou on the various tourist potential of this city and the tourism development projects in progress. The President of the Republic, which is committed to enhance the natural and historic sites in order to attract the tourists and promote a different image of Haiti, called for the cooperation of all sectors to put the country on the rails of development.

After this week of tourism, the Office of Communication of the Presidency announced that the Head of State will launch on Monday August 1st at 4:00 pm, the Week of Technology during a cocktail party where are invited all those involved in this field.

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