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The tourism industry in Haiti, once a top tourism destination in the Caribbean, has struggled since the early 1980s due to political instability, health concerns, and a series of natural disasters. The country, which occupies one-third of the island of Hispaniola, saw a drastic decline in one of its most important industries, and the country faced extreme economic hardships. Now, in the 21st century, Haiti is focusing on revamping its tourism industry and capitalizing on its rich history as the site of the only successful slave revolt in the Caribbean. Haiti is targeting high-end tourists and is developing a number of tourist enclaves including both cruise ship ports and facilities for stay-over tourists. The nation is also the site of a growing number of volunteer ...

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