Haiti looks to welcome back tourists – CBS News

The Caribbean nation is one of the poorest countries in the Western Hemisphere — with a history of grinding poverty, civil unrest and violence. Haiti is also still recovering from the devastating 2010 earthquake that left well over 100,000 dead and more than 1.5 million survivors homeless.But 2014 has seen a blossoming of tourist industry investment in Haiti. Just this week Carnival Corporation CCL, the parent company of Carnival Cruise lines, said it signed a memorandum of understanding to develop a $70 million port facility on Tortuga, an historic island off Haiti’s northern coast.The port project “represents a major commitment to the people of Haiti by Carnival Corporation — the largest cruise company in the world, with nine industry-leading brands and dozens of ships operating in the Caribbean, the world’s most popular region for cruise vacations,” David Candib, the company’s vice president, development and operations, told the Caribbean Journal. via – CBS News.

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