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China to build cable car linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere

Plan to build cable car linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere

Did you know that there is a plan for China to build a cable car line linking Labadee with Citadelle Laferriere? We just learned that China is getting more involved in Haiti. It is already estimated that this Cable car line project will greatly improve tourism in Haiti. Once this project is accomplished, Royal Caribbean will be able to offer its passengers more than a breathtaking scenery, incredible thrills and spectacular water activities at their private beach destination in Labadee. They will be able to offer them tours to the historic Haiti site of Citadelle Laferriere in very safe conditions.

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American Airlines Sued For Negligence by Haitian Family

Keraphline Dupuy is planning to file a lawsuit against American Airlines accusing of the negligence of her father, Josaphat Dupuy, 52, who suffers from Alzheimer's disease and dementia. Keraphline, an active member of the military working in Homeland Security, decided to send her sick dad back to their native Haiti for continuing care from family members and booked an early morning flight in January 2015, with a layover in Miami. She also made an arrangement with a relative who would await at Florida airport to help Josaphat for the connecting flight to Haiti.

Keraphline and her grandmother took Josaphat to drop at the Queens airport at 3:00 am in the morning. As per Keraphline's statement, when she booked the airline ticket for her dad she had asked and arranged for special assistance. Again, when she visited the airport to help her father check-in, she disclosed every fact of her father's Alzheimer's and dementia to the American Airline attendant and also specifically did mention that he cannot do anything on his own. She and her grandmother put Josaphat in a wheelchair and watched him disappearing through the gate with the airline attendant. However, after a prolonged wait at the Florida airport the other family member realized that Josaphat is missing; he had never boarded the right flight from New York.

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Sunrise Airways this week received permit from the Dominican Republic

Haiti's Sunrise Airways permitted to fly scheduled service from Port-au-Prince to Santo Domingo

The Institute of Civil Aviation, located in the Dominican Republic, issued the Haitian regional air carrier, Sunrise Airways (SA), an operating permit, Part 129. This permit will let SA start scheduling routine flights between Santo Domingo and Port-au-Prince, both capitals sharing the island of Hispaniola. Right now SA offers a timetable of trips from Port-au-Prince to Santiago de Cuba; and domestically from Port-au-Prince to Cap-Haitien.

Sunrise President, Phillippe Bayard, says ". . . we're looking at acquiring larger aircraft to better connect the Caribbean." Currently the SA fleet, 32 EP Jetstreams, seats 19 passengers. In particular, SA is meeting rising demand for domestic flights between and Port-au-Prince and Cap Haitien.

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Non stop flights between Orlando and Port-au-Prince likely in the near future

New Welcome area at Toussaint Louverture airport

Many of you may t be aware of this; however there will be a boom in the tourism industry in Haiti. The important players want to get into the act. The latest is Florida Orlando International Airport as the just announced that they are exploring the possibility of offering direct flights to Port-au-Prince.

Orlando is one of the major metropolitan areas where Haitian immigrants reside in the United states, beside the greater Miami, New York, Boston, and Atlanta areas. These five cities account for nearly three-quarters of the total number of Haitians living in the United States.

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Delta to Cancel Services to Haiti due to decreased in demand

Delta Airlines Cancels Service From New York To Haiti

Delta Airlines has not been able to keep up with the competition over Haiti. The company will stop its daily flights from New York to Port-au-Prince this month (March, 2015). Their Saturday flights will continue uninterrupted until April 25, 2015

According to the spokesperson for Delta that decision to reduce and eventually eliminate service to Haiti if things do not pick up is due to a decrease in demand. Ongoing competition from American Airlines followed by recent actors such as Jetblue providing daily service to Haiti had an impact on their sales.

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American Airlines, the first major air carrier to offer commercial jet service to Cap-Haitien

After fifty years of waiting for the eventuality of an internationally-known commercial jet service to offer routes in Haiti outside of the obvious airport in the capital city of Port-au-Prince, American Airlines opened up its service roster to include the revitalized Cap-Haitien. A city fast opening itself up as a viable tourist destination, Cap-Haitien offers up big-city appeal, being the second largest in the country, as well as old-world charm and incomparable history.

Thursday, October 2, 2014, a Boeing 757 aircraft landed, carrying the Republic's President, Michel Martelly, who flew to Miami the night before to board the historic flight 1462 back. The crew of the aircraft was greeted upon arrival with a grand ceremony attended also by the country's Prime Minister Laurent Lamothe, Tourism Minister Stephanie Balmir Villedrouin, Venezuelan Ambassador to Haiti Pedro Antonio Canino González, Secretary of State for Public Works Philippe Cineas, and Minister of Public Works Jacques Rousseau.

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France warns travelers of armed attacks and Demonstrations in Haiti

U.S. State Department warning about travel to Haiti

The frequent protests that have been taking place recently did not go unnoticed by the international community. The French Government has advised their citizens traveling to Haiti to take extremely extreme precaution in light of recent violence in Haiti. Specifically, the French government has noticed an upsurge of armed attacks when the travelers leave the Airport to their destination. In addition, they advised the travelers to stay away from demonstrations that have been taking take place frequently at various neighborhoods in the Haitian Capital

Kreyol Pale, Kreyol Kompran:

Mezanmi, Haiti retounin kom yon payi danjere pou le monde. France voye yon kominike pou li di Francais ki ginyin pou vini an Ayiti, pou yo pran anpil prekosyo, Otorite Francais yo remake ke anpil moun victim lè ke yo soti nan Airport-la pou yo ale lakay yo. Et pi, yo di pou Citwayin yo pa paticipe nan manifestasyon kape deroule

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Estrella Construction Building Les Cayes Runway

Prime Minster Laurent Lamothe, also head of Ministry of Planning and External Cooperation (MPEC), held a meeting to get updates on infrastructure projects in South Department, as well as other projects on Haiti. In attendance were Minister of Tourism, Stephanie Villedrouin; Secretary of State for Planning, Michel Presume; Secretary of State for Tax Reform, Ronald Decembre; Secretary of State for Public Works, Philippe Cinéas, and MPCE General Director, Giovanni Dorelien.

High on the agenda of projects discussed was the International Airport of Les Cayes (IALC), being built by Estrella Construction. Dorelien reported 282 million gourdes had been released to pay Estrella. Once finished the project will have cost $29 million-plus USD. The investment is expected to have a significant return on investment within the next decade.

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American Airlines to start flying to Cap-Haitian in September

New Cap-Haitian Airport Design

Haitian President Michel Martelly has announced that American Airlines will start flying to Cap-Haitian, comes September 2014. This announce was made during the inauguration of his political party, Party Haitien Tet Kale (PHTK).

As the work of improving the second Airport in Haiti is going on, including the expansion of the arrival room. According to Mr. Jean Joseph Larosiliere who has been in charge of the project to improve Cap-Haitian Airport, we will be able to welcome airplanes carrying over 200 passengers.

I can already see tourism booming in Cap-Haitian, Hotels business taking off, those historic sites in the north being visited

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Hilton to open its first hotel in Haiti, 150 rooms Hilton Garden Inn

Hilton Garden Inn scheduled to be open in Haiti in 2016

If there is one sector of hope in Haiti, we all have to agree it is in its Hotel. After Oasis Hotel, Best Western Premier hotel which opened in Port-au-Prince's Petion-Ville suburb in the spring of 2013, Marriott hotel which is set to open in 2015, now it is the turn of a major hotel chain to announce that it is also interested in Haiti. Hilton has signed an agreement to open its first hotel in Haiti.

Tedd Middleton, vice president of development for Hilton World Wide America, signed an agreement on Thursday to open a 150 rooms Hilton Garden Inn in Port-au-Prince. The Haiti Prime Minister, Laurent Lamothe, who was present at the signing ceremony, took the opportunity to invite other business people around the world to come to Haiti and invest as well. As he often stated, the prime Minister said that "Haiti is moving forward to attract investment". Hilton Garden is expected to be open in Haiti in 2016.

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