Haiti’s newly named tourism minister will be challenged to resume the strong visitor arrivals growth the destination achieved earlier this decade. Marie-Christine Stephenson’s immediate role will include reviving the tourism sector based on comparative advantages offered by the country, said Jean-Henry Céant, Haiti’s prime minister last week.

Stephenson was named Haiti’s tourism minister on September 18, according to a Ministere du Tourisme d’Haiti (MITC) statement. According to the statement, her appointment will be accompanied by a set of measures taken in order to contribute to the development of the Haitian tourism sector and strengthen or constitute priority tourist sites for the country.

Haiti’s government will also create regional and inter-institutional alliances to be concluded between MTIC and state entities, the statement adds.

“We will multiply partnerships between domestic and foreign players,” Stephenson said. “With their help, major tourist projects will be revived.” Continue reading

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