Imagine one night of celebration with friends and family, and some might prefer not to go clubbing, but still want to spend a quality time with loved ones. They make their reservation with Taptap Get Away; during the ride, they are offered finger foods and drinks, in the background a playlist is being harmoniously executed, all songs fit the particular moment perfectly. A quick stop at a restaurant partner, the professional driver, wait around, probably get invited by the birthday person and friends to celebrate with them, but he is only allowed to drink non-alcoholic beverage, of course, he understands his responsibility to drive these people back home safely. That is just one of many scenarios, one of many business ideas that can develop around the Taptap Touristic product revolution.
Haiti is known around the world for its culture, its art and probably for its history. Even though in most cases the marketing and public relation approaches are poorly executed, but a very related Haitian arts and culture sector can contribute significantly to the country’s economic growth. When I was in high school, I occasionally got a Tap Tap ride, and I used to love it. The way you can connect with people is priceless; some people would be like “ Ou ka fe yon ti avanse ti cheri?” Can I please seat here darling? If you have no idea what a Tap Tap is, this is one of the most accurate definitions: Tap Tap is privately owned and elaborately painted buses or pickup trucks that serve as shared taxis; they follow fixed routes, and riders can disembark at any time—simply by tapping the wall or ceiling. Tap-taps are only one small part of the very vibrant Haitian art scene.
Because of lack of infrastructures in some cities in Haiti; several foreign governments advise their citizen not to ride Tap-Taps when traveling to Haiti. TapTap is the primary way of transportation in Haiti; I believe it is something that can be innovated along with the transportation system to create more Jobs. Will the government and the private sector create a few touristic products around this cultural heritage? Who knows? however, I can't wait for the first prototype to be tested locally, and see it being turned into a real products or service available for every single tourist visiting Haiti