Haiti Says Carnival of Flowers Led to Tourism Boost

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Above: the Carnival of Flowers in Haiti

By the Caribbean Journal staff

Approximately 22,000 people came to Haiti during the period of July 20 to July 30, according to the country’s Ministry of Tourism.

That was in large part due to the recent Carnival of Flowers, which occurred at the end of July, the Ministry said.

According to a survey of 2,873 visitors, around 75 percent said they came to Haiti during the period for leisure, including the Carnival of Flowers.

The remainder arrived in the country for business meetings or undisclosed reasons.

The data was based on a manifesto from the immigration authorities at Toussaint Louverture International Airport.

The carnival, which was held this year for the second time, was reportedly well attended, although crowds led to several hundred revelers being injured, including one death.