Haiti Tourism Ministry, Royal Caribbean Hold Working Meeting

Above: Labadee

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Haiti’s Tourism Ministry held a working meeting Tuesday with officials from Royal Caribbean about the operation of the latter’s resort in the town of Labadee.

The talks focused on access to the site, increased integration of the villagers of Labadee in tourist activities and the general development of the region, according to a statement from the Ministry.

Haiti’s Tourism Ministry said a monitoring committee was being established to coordinate policy measure to increase local development in Labadee, along with improving access to the site.

That committee is set to become operational in mid-August.

Labadee, which is located on Haiti’s northern coast, has been home to Royal Caribbean’s private resort since 1986.

Approximately 300 Haitians find employment through working in Labadee.