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Haiti - Tourism : Air Transat launches a vacation package in Haiti
03/01/2013 08:35:57

Haiti - Tourism : Air Transat launches a vacation package in Haiti
Renée Boisvert, Vice President Market South, for Air Transat declared during a program on Canadian television RDI "[...] Tourism is an economic engine [...] Air Transat has been in Haiti for many years. It serves Port-au-Prince to Montreal, one flight week for over 15 years [...]

Following the invitation of the Ministry of Tourism of Haiti last November, we made a prospecting trip https://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-7200-haiti-tourism-positive-exploratory-visit-of-air-transat.html to evaluate and discover the destination. I had the chance to participate in this trip and we were able to assess the potential of the destination, and thus our first departure is January 23, 2013.

What we offer is part of our new collection Discovery, we offer a duo 2 cities, 2 nights in Port-au-Prince to explore the cultural side of the destination, combined with 5 nights in the Côte-des-Arcadins to relax and discover the beauty of this region [...] it allows people to combine in fact, discovery and relaxation and out of the traditional all-inclusive [...] to live an authentic experience [...]

The Côte-des-Arcadins is the seaside, located an hour, an hour and a half of Port-au-Prince [...] it's 15 kms of beaches. We work with four resorts [3 and 4 star] Moulin sur Mer, Wahoo Beach, Kaliko and the Club Indigo we knew formerly under the name of Club Med. These are small complex of 70 to 100 rooms, very well. The experience is fantastic. What impressed me during my visit is the warmth of the people, the passion that the Haitian have to want to share the experience Haitian [...]

For the 2 days in Port-au-Prince, we make sure to organize of excursions to allow tourists to experience the capital, we take the time among other things, to go to the Quartier Latin to an evening to live the musical atmosphere, especially, the first departure January 23, falls during the Festival International de Jazz de Port-au-Prince, so the people will really experience the destination and discover the beauties of the local culture, see the museum and out, see the village of Noailles to meet with the artisans. It is more that a travel of relaxing at sea, since we combines culture and discovery at the same time.

[...] People who will buy packages with us will help the country, but will also live an extraordinary experience [...] we must remember that Haiti has long been a popular destination internationally, it is not for nothing that he was nicknamed the 'Pearl of the Antilles' [...] so it's sustainable tourism [. ..] Haiti is a beautiful experience because it is rich in culture, natural beauty, history [...]

What we are trying to do with the Ministry is to change the perception, I think it's time we talk about Haiti with positive messages [...] Haiti is another thing that the post-earthquake [...] break fears takes good publicity, but it takes especially of people [...] we must live the experience, you have to go there to see [...] the passion of the people who are there to rebuild the country and offer the destination is very communicative [...]

We have this concern [the security] for all destinations that we put on the market. We always make sure our customers are safe, we make every effort to minimize the risks. Regarding Haiti, we works in collaboration with the Haitian authorities, who assured us they have put in place security measures to welcome international tourism. As I said I went there for the first time in November and I did not feel at all in danger, during the time I was there, to such an extent that my next holiday to the school break, I returned with my family, my two children, my husband to make them live Haiti, and sincerely at the level of security for us, this is not really an issues, the tourist must use its common sense, as it does for any destination."

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