PORT-AU-PRINCE, Haiti (CBSNewYork/AP) — Haiti has begun what officials said was the first TV advertising campaign aimed at encouraging Americans to vacation in the poor Caribbean country.
The ads are directed at residents of the Tri-State Area.READ MORE: FBI Executes Search Warrant At Home Of Gabby Petito's Fiancé Brian Laundrie
The country’s tourism ministry and a U.S. cable provider have developed TV spots and a Cablevision destination channel dubbed “Haiti: Experience It!” to woo Tri-State Area residents.READ MORE: Yonkers Police: 2 Men Dead After One Jumps Off Building And Hits The Other 12 Stories Below
Haitian President Michel Martelly’s administration hopes foreign visitors can help revive the economy in the country of 10 million people, where most adults lack steady work and survive on less than $2.50 a day.
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