You May Not Be Able to Move To Wakanda, But you Can Visit Cap-Haitien, Haiti The Next Hottest Caribbean Destination
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With the release of the new Marvel blockbuster Black Panther, many people of African descent highlight in the most positive way the African culture, and cherish the idea of visiting or just moving the fictional country. I have yet to see the movie, honestly; however, based on what I have heard, the comment and article that I read, I start to believe there is a few similarity with the Haitian History, and Afropunk.com to ask the obvious question “Could Haiti be the real Wakanda”? According to Afropunk, Like Wakanda, Haiti is and was a land of plenty. A vibrant and resistant culture, the Haitians were amongst some of the fiercest and most capable resisters to colonialism and slavery, defending itself from the British, Spanish, and French. The Haitian Revolution inspired hundreds of books out there.
Unfortunately, we can not move to Wakanda, but if African and Haitian Histories, in fact, inspired the movie; you can get a glance of this beautiful concept by visiting where real actions happened to create the first Black independent country in the Americas, once called “Land of the Free”. Cap-Haitien is the home of more than half million people today, but this is also the home of the great and monumental Toussaint Louverture, the place where the last and the most crucial battle between slaves and the French army happened, which led to the independence of Haiti.
The city is hosting the first Tourism Innovation Summit November 14th-17th, where several tourism leaders, influencers, investors, business leaders, etc. will gather to discuss challenges facing the tourism industry in the region today. It will be a unique opportunity to learn and enjoy the potential of the city. “As the city is developing a new business relationship with a few key countries in the region and around the world; we want to encourage local authorities, local businessmen, and entrepreneurs to convince more world business leaders to invest in the City.” Said Davidson Toussaint the Founder of Haiti Tourism Inc. he continues “We are in 2018 and Haiti needs to keep the focus on Development oriented partnerships instead of charity, which keep hurting our local production and talents.” People from Cap-Haitien invite you to visit the city to connect with real heroes, history portrayed in the Black Panther movie. Your tourism money might help them create a real Wakanda, which can be used as a prototype to develop the rest of Haiti, and a case study for all developing countries in the Caribbean region and Around the world.