Press release – Website Launch

Press release

Visit Haiti website launches, introducing Haiti as Caribbean’s next big destination

Boats at Ile-a-Vache, Haiti

Photo: Verdy Verna

Monday 15 July 2019

The brand-new Visit Haiti website was officially launched today in Port-au-Prince by its local team of creators. Visit Haiti is a new platform dedicated to changing the narrative about Haiti, reframing the island nation as a must-see destination for millennials who want a unique, authentic Caribbean experience.

 

“We want to tell the stories of this amazingly colorful culture,” says Visit Haiti manager Lunevska Jean. “By telling these stories and helping travellers navigate the best of what Haiti has to offer, we hope to inspire the next generation of visitors, and drive positive change for this beautiful country and the inspiring people who live here.”

 

Jean says the idea for the website was hatched after noticing that the story being told internationally didn’t match the reality of Haiti on the ground. Everyday Haitian life was buried under the sort of stories that tend to dominate the news cycle. “The positive side of the story was missing,” says Jean. “We’re here to change that.”

Four laughing Haitian women in traditional costume

Haitian women

Photo: Kolektif 2 Dimansyon

For Haitians, this new platform means more opportunities. “A stronger tourism industry means economic growth right around the country, and not just for the Haitians who are working directly in tourism.”

 

Most of the Visit Haiti team are proudly Haitian and/or live and work right here in Haiti - the photographs, stories and destination guides are produced by locals who are looking forward to sharing the place they love with the rest of the world.

 

Haiti's culture is unique and its diversity extraordinary,” says Jean. "It’s something everyone should explore.”

 

Through Instagram and Facebook, VisitHaiti is already sharing this culture with their community of tens of thousands of followers around the world.  

 

So, if you’re wondering what Haiti has to offer (aside from tropical sun, white sand beaches and rum), why not take a read of the team’s latest stories at VisitHaiti.com.

 

If you’re a local business owner who wants to attract more visitors to the part of Haiti you love, why not check out VisitHaiti.com and give Lunevska Jean a call on (+509) 3768-3534.

 

 

Contact

For more information or to arrange an interview contact:

 

Lunevska Jean

Lunevska@visithaiti.com

(+509) 3768-3534


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