Travel and Tourism - Haiti - November 2016
“While the Haitian economy is still recovering from the 2010 earthquake, concentrated focus on tourism development is bringing the country back onto the international map.”
- Jessica Kelly, Senior Tourism Analyst
The Republic of Haiti, the third-largest country in the Caribbean, is making a promising comeback to the international travel arena after the 2010 earthquake. By heavily investing in its tourism sector, over the last few years Haiti has been drawing an increasing number of tourists who come for its sun, sand and sea. The country, however, has much more to offer. Its rich history is rooted in the fight for freedom from colonisation and slavery. Its diverse culture represents a unique combination of Spanish, French and African heritage. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO), in 2015, Haiti was the fourth-fastest-growing tourism destination in the region, with a 10% spike in arrivals that year.