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