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Transat Adding More Haiti Packages

February 24, 2015 | 11:42 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti’s Moulin sur Mer hotel By the Caribbean Journal staff When Montreal-based Transat debuted its first travel packages to Haiti, it was largely alone in making a bet on Haiti’s still-nascent tourism sector. Now, Haiti is a rising tourism destination in the Caribbean, and Transat is expanding its footprint on the island. Transat announced Tuesday more...

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Dwyane Wade, Gabrielle Union Spent the NBA All-Star Break in Haiti

February 20, 2015 | 11:00 am | 0 Comment

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Above: Gabrielle Union and Dwyane Wade in Haiti (Photo: Instagram) By the Caribbean Journal staff Like many NBA players, Miami Heat superstar Dwyane Wade used the recent All-Star break for a much-needed rest. But unlike many NBA players, he spent his vacation in Haiti. Wade and wife Gabrielle Union took the break to visit Haiti, joined by Wade’s Heat more...

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Air Transat Commercializes Regular Flights to Haiti

February 17, 2015 | 1:06 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Canada’s Air Transat is expanding its service to Haiti. The carrier announced this week that it would be commercializing “regular aviation activities” to the country. That means the flights from Montreal will now be “commercialized” on the global distribution system available to travel agents. “This more...

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JetBlue Adding New Haiti Service

February 11, 2015 | 10:08 am | 0 Comment

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Above: a JetBlue plane By the Caribbean Journal staff A little more than a year after launching its first-ever flight to Haiti, JetBlue is adding another. The New York City-based carrier announced Wednesday that it would be operating a new seasonal flight to Haiti out of Boston’s Logan Airport. The flight would join existing daily service between New more...

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Haiti Continues Strong Tourism Growth

February 10, 2015 | 10:27 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s strong tourism growth continued in 2014, according to new data from the Caribbean Tourism Organization. The country, which has been developing a long-dormant sector in recent years, received a total of 465,174 stayover visitors last year, according to the CTO. That represented a 10.8 percent improvement more...

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Haiti’s Newest Travel Partner

February 2, 2015 | 6:07 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the beach at the Moulin sur Mer resort By the Caribbean Journal staff Haiti’s burgeoning tourism sector is getting a major boost, thanks to a partnership between the Ministry of Tourism and vacation resource CheapCaribbean.com. The Ministry said executives from CheapCaribbean, an Apple Leisure Group company, have spent the last few months visiting Haiti more...

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Haiti: United Nations Security Council Makes Three-Day Visit

January 25, 2015 | 2:47 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the legislative palace in Haiti (UN Photo) By the Caribbean Journal staff The United Nations Security Council began a three-day visit to Haiti this weekend. The trip, which began on Saturday, was co-led by the permanent representatives of the missions of Chile and the United States. It was set to conclude on Monday. In a statement, the Security Council more...

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The New List: New Caribbean Hotels to Visit in 2015

January 21, 2015 | 7:19 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: the Marriott Port-au-Prince in Haiti Last year was full of great new hotel openings in the Caribbean, and 2015 should be more of the same. There are new hotels slated to open across the region, some large, some small, along with some cool properties that just opened at the tail end of 2015. Here are favourites, from those that just debuted to those whose doors more...

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United States’ Joe Biden, Haiti’s Michel Martelly Hold Phone Dialogue

January 18, 2015 | 11:00 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: Haiti President Michel Martelly By the Caribbean Journal staff United States Vice President Joe Biden held a phone conversation with Haiti President Michel Martelly on Friday, according to a statement from the White House. The call continued the pair’s “dialogue on the United States’ long-term support for Haiti’s reconstruction, development, and more...

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Haiti Set for Jazz Festival

January 16, 2015 | 3:03 pm | 0 Comment

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Above: last year’s festival By the Caribbean Journal staff The ninth edition of the Port-au-Prince International Jazz Festival begins Saturday in Haiti’s capital. The weeklong festival includes artists from Haiti, the wider Caribbean and the world, including legendary Haitian group Boukman Esperyans, Trinidad and Tobago’s Etienne Charles, Switzerland’s more...

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