The ongoing process of recovery on the Caribbean island of Haiti has been given a boost following the unveiling of plans for a new hotel. Sponsored by Argentine entrepreneur Rolando Gonzalez-Bunster, the project was praised by former US president Bill Clinton who said a hotel network was “crucial” to the rebuilding process.
The Lancaster County Convention Center and Lancaster Marriott at Penn Square is pleased to host ‘Lancaster for Haiti - Hearts in Harmony’ - an innovative musical and interactive event. The event will take place on April 2, 2010, at 7 p.m. in Freedom Hall at the integrated Lancaster hotel and convention center. The fundraiser is presented by The Creative House of Lancaster (CHL).
American Airlines will resume service into Port-au-Prince, Haiti, beginning Feb. 19.
The United Nations World Tourism Organisation will be working with the Jamaica Tourist Board and other regional tourism partners to rebuild the industry in Haiti following the devastation caused by the earthquake.
Former US president Bill Clinton has earmarked tourism as a key investment opportunity in rebuilding Haiti, saying it should be seen as a business opportunity and not aid. Addressing the World Economic Forum in Davos, he said the catastrophe offers a chance for the devastated nation to emerge from crippling poverty.
Fred. Olsen Cruise Lines has started a collection on board each of its four ships for victims of the Haiti earthquake.
Fiona Jeffery is spearheading “Just Help Haiti”, the appeal run by safe water charity Just A Drop to help rebuild community infrastructures in Haiti at the ground level up. She shares her thoughts with BTN about how the campaign is evolving and what the travel industry can do to help.
Guests at Best Western - the UK’s biggest independent hotel group - have been handing over their loyalty points in their thousands in the last few days in a bid to help the aid effort on the devastated Caribbean island.
Royal Caribbean, which has pledged at least $1 million in support of victims of the Haiti earthquake, has defended its decision to continue to dock cruise ships on its private Labadee resort on the country’s northern coast, saying tourism revenues is a means to support the recovery.
Clean-water charity Just a Drop is appealing to the travel and tourism industry to raise funds to supply clean safe water to Haiti. Hundreds have died in the aftermath due to not having access to clean water supplies. Just a Drop plans to send in teams to help rebuild water and sanitation infrastructure and encourage displaced communities back to their villages and homes.
Carnival Corporation & plc and its affiliated cruise brands are donating at least $5 million toward relief efforts following the devastating earthquake in Haiti.