Travel to Haiti Just Got Easier

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Best Western works with partners to make traveling to Haiti easier. Travellers can now book air and hotel accommodations via and use the airport code PAP.

BEST WESTERN PREMIER Petion-Ville, Port au Prince, Haiti

“Attractive travel packaging and easy booking ability through American Airlines Vacations Air + Hotel, will help turn Haiti into one of the top destinations in the Caribbean,” stated Tamara Magloire

Booking travel to Haiti just go easier. The team at the 4-star BEST WESTERN PREMIER Petion-Ville Hotel and Spa has been working for months with Tourico Holidays and American Airlines to get Haiti listed for the first time as a destination in their promotional vacation packages. The addition of Haiti in the American Airlines Vacations program ensures travelers will more easily be able to book their hotel and air travel to Haiti simultaneously. Now when travelers book air travel, they will be given the option to also book a hotel in Haiti.

Investments in lodging and hospitality by the private sector, as well as the Haitian government’s work to improve the infrastructure and security in the country are paying off. According to the Caribbean Tourism Organization, tourism in Haiti was up 10.8 percent in 2014.

“Nations around the world have taken note and updated their travel instructions to the region, as well as added Haiti to several “must see” travel lists,” said Stanley Handal, owner of the BEST WESTERN PREMIER Petion-Ville Hotel and Spa. “We remain optimistic that these gains, along with attractive travel packaging and easy booking ability through American Airlines Vacations Air + Hotel, will help turn Haiti into one of the top destinations in the Caribbean,” added Tamara Magloire, Director of Marketing & International Affairs.

During the last four years the Haitian hotel landscape has experienced a complete transformation. Haiti now has 9,280 hotel rooms with another 885 expected to be available by 2016. “The investments being made by internationally recognized hotel brands ensure Haiti’s continued development as a major tourist destination. The Ministry of Tourism and Creative Industries welcomes and congratulates those companies who have chosen to invest in Haiti,” said Minister of Tourism Stephanie Villedrouin.

For more information on booking travel to Haiti please visit and use airport code PAP.

For more information or to make a reservation please visit

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*Numbers are approximate and may fluctuate.

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