"Caribbean Hotels Unite for Haiti and The Bahamas" is a joint fundraising initiative between the Caribbean Hotel and Tourism Association (CHTA) and the Haiti and Bahamas hotel and tourism associations to bring relief to the people of Haiti and Grand Bahama who were and remain seriously impacted by Hurricane Matthew when it developed in October. The funds raised will be made available to meet the most urgent needs identified by host communities.
"Caribbean Hotels Unite for Haiti and The Bahamas “ brings together the best Caribbean resorts under one auction umbrella to showcase their love and support for their Haitian and Bahamian neighbors.
“It was encouraging to see how quickly and enthusiastically our Caribbean hotels responded to our outreach,” said Karolin Troubetzkoy, President of CHTA. “We are a connected Caribbean family and we are committed to helping one another when help is most needed.”
“The time to help is now. In other times of need, the Caribbean as a region has generously come together to provide assistance to those devastated by natural disasters, and we are confident that this spirit of generosity will be evident once again,” said Hugh Riley, Secretary General of the Caribbean Tourism Organization.
About Grand Bahama Island
Full of history and charm, Grand Bahama Island is a complete vacation destination. Some of the island’s settlements, such as Pinder’s Point, Russell Town, Smith's Point and William’s Town, are named after the former families who founded them. Today, these settlements serve as cultural hot spots for visitors. There are three distinct destinations on Grand Bahama Island – East End, Freeport/Lucaya and West End – each offering its own unique experience. And if you’re looking to tour some natural surroundings, feel free to explore the island’s three national parks, two of which are home to a large number of native birds. And, of course, no Bahamian island would be complete without miles of beautiful beaches – found on the south side of Grand Bahama Island.
For more information, visit www.bahamas.com/islands/grand-bahama
Haiti (or Ayiti) means mountainous land in Taino and is a stunning destination thanks to her topography. Haiti is home to the 2nd tallest mountain range in the Caribbean, and the largest fortress in the America’s. La Citadelle Henry was constructed in the early 19th century once Napoleans army had been defeated and the worlds first Black Republic was established in 1804.
Today Haiti enjoys 400,000 overnight visitors and 600,000 by cruise ship. Haiti has many charming and sophisticated hotel brands such as Karibe, Moulin Sur Mer, as well as international brands such as Marriott, Decameron, and Best Western.
The most popular tours take in the capital Port-au-Prince, the mountains above Petion Ville, the coffee port of Jacmel, the northern city of Cap Haitien (home to the Citadelle) and the beach resort area ofwww.laCotedesArcadins.com . These areas were not badly affected by Hurricane Matthew and have now been repaired.
The hurricane has affected the western towns of Les Cayes and Jeremie and the surrounding areas and these areas will take time to rebuild.
For more information, visit http://www.experiencehaiti.org