Remember Haiti? I kid (sort of, considering how the nation's rebuilding has literally fallen off the media map since last year). But according to Haiti's ambassador to the U.S., Paul Altidor, the Haitian government is trying to focus on moving away from "survival mode to investment mode."
Good call, since traditional humanitarian aid as we know it oftentimes does not lead a community out of the hole of poverty. And evidently at least eight very familiar American hotel chains are planning to either build or expand properties around the island, including Marriott, Comfort Inn, and Best Western.