The second edition of my Haiti guidebook for Bradt Travel Guides is finally out!
Tourism in Haiti has seen a lot of developments since the book first came out at the close of 2016, and it was a pleasure to write about them for the guidebook. These aren’t just the big headline grabbers like the grand new hotels in Port-au-Prince, but local tourism iniatives from tours of coffee collectives near Jacmel to whale watching off the coast of Petit-Goave, and community-run cave tourism in Dondon. These are all initiatives that show that the talk of tourism isn’t just a series of social media slogans put out by the Ministry of Tourism, but local communities taking action themselves to encourage visitors to their areas.
The book also includes several new maps. I’m particularly pleased to include plans of the Citadelle and ruins of Sans Souci (collectively Haiti’s biggest tourism draw card), as well as a map of historic sites around Cap-Haïtien to make it easier for visitors to the city to see what’s on the doorstep.
Haiti being Haiti, 2016 wasn’t a very straightforward year, and the book went to press after Hurricane Matthew ripped through the southwest. We were able to add in a short update to the eBook versions, which is planned to be included in later reprints of the actual book.
The guidebook is available direct from Bradt here, (in print, PDF and .mobi formats for eReaders) as well as the usual online sellers.