Haiti surfers aim to turn tourism tide

Young surfers launch initiative to attract tourists to impoverished country's pristine beaches.

    Haiti, a country known for having one of the highest poverty rates in the world, is still struggling to recover from a massive earthquake in 2010 that killed more than 100,000 people, destroyed much of the Carribean country and sparked a deadly cholera outbreak.

    The nation is not a popular tourist destination due its reputation of being dangerous - mainly due to crime - and because of reports of widespread pollution.

    But a group of young surfers has launched an initiative aiming to attract tourists to the country's pristine beaches.

    Al Jazeera's Andy Gallacher reports from Jacmel, Haiti.

     

    SOURCE: Al Jazeera


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