Haiti – Tourism : The Minister of Tourism concerned
Marie Christine Stephenson Minister of Tourism condemns the demonstration of students from several high schools in the capital, who after walking in several streets of Port-au-Prince demonstrated Friday afternoon in the parking lot of the Marriott hotel in Turgeau (Port-au-Prince), blocking by their presence, the access of the building to both visitors and customers of the hotel.
With tree branches and signs in hand, the students, dressed in their uniforms, chanting slogans hostile to the Government, claimed, among other things, the rebuilding of their schools damaged during the passage of the January 2010 earthquake. The students, however, did not cause any harm, beyond an obvious nuisance to the tourism sector.
In a note of reactions, Minister Stephenson expresses her frustration “We learned with dismay of the events that occurred at the Marriot Hotel on October 12, 2018 […] that taint the image of the national tourism industry.
We remind the public that the entire staff of the Ministry, supported by private sector partners, is working to provide the Nation with quality hotel facilities that contribute to our common economic growth […]
We call on everyone to support the effort to enhance our image by respecting the private properties that hotels represent, essential elements to guarantee any development of the tourism sector.”
An incident thay comes a few days after the announcement of tour operator Look Voyage, to give up its Club Lookéa Magic Haiti 4 stars on the Côte des Arcadins, 3 years after its launch, because of “socio-political instability in Haiti” An incident comes a few days after the announcement of tour operator Look Travel, to give up its Club Lookéa Magic Haiti 4 stars on the Côte des Arcadins, 3 years after its launch, because of “socio-political instability in France. http://www.haitilibre.com/en/news-25826-haiti-flash-look-voyage-renounces-operating-its-lookea-club-in-haiti-due-to-instability.html
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