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In Haiti’s Milot, a New Step for Tourism

By: Caribbean Journal Staff - July 16, 2012

Above: Milot and the citadel of Henri-Christophe (Photo: MT Hati)

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti’s Ministry of Tourism laid the foundation stone on a new tourism welcome office in the town of Milot this weekend.

The project, which is a joint effort by Haiti’s National Institute for Historic Preservation, the International Finance Corporation and the Inter-American Development Bank.

It is the latest step by the ministry and Tourism Minister Stephanie Villedrouin as Haiti seeks to build a new tourism infrastructure in the country.

The town of Milot is five miles from the historic citadel and Sans Souci Palace of King Henri I of Haiti, which was built in the early 19th century.

The fortress was named a UNESCO World Heritage site in 1982.

The town has been the site of a project by Haiti advocate Ron Daniels, who has been looking to help Milot position itself as one of Haiti’s major destinations, with the goal of building a boutique hotel.

(For more information, see Caribbean Journal’s interview with Daniels about Milot).

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