Thursday, April 1, 2010

ARTICLE:Why Does Expedia Hate Haiti?

By Jeff Koyen

I noticed this several months ago while researching an upcoming trip to Curaçao. Look for my New York Times piece in a few months. Then the earthquake hit — and suddenly everyone was talking about Haiti.

Two and a half months later, Expedia still can’t be bothered to acknowledge that country’s existence.

There may not be any all-inclusive resorts or Cancun-style shitshow hotel deals — but the page’s title is “everything caribbean.” And, Expedia does offer flights to Port Au Prince (JFK to PAP, $466 roundtrip, connect in Santiago).

What’s worse, the entire island of Hispaniola is shown. But the word “Haiti” is nowhere to be found. Somewhere, Wyclef Jean is crying.

Source: TrueSlant/JeffKoyen

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