October 2012 Visitor Arrivals

Ia ora na Tahiti Travel Partners!

We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia (ISPF) has released the statistics for October 2012. Total North American arrivals for the month of October 2012 alone were 4,823, a + 4.1% increase or + 188 visitors more than October 2011. The cruise passenger arrivals were up + 2.8% or + 32 passengers.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (family & friends visiting the islands) for the same month were 3,528 passengers total, a + 5 % increase or + 167 passengers over October 2011. Total North American “paid room nights” for October 2012 increased to 32,619, a + 6.6% increase or + 2,009 “paid room nights” over October 2011.

The total room nights from North America continue to trend above previous years.

North Americans accounted for 34.8% of all Tahiti visitors for the first ten months of the year. North American arrivals were up + 5.6% for the same period. The United States delivered 43,266 visitors, while Canada delivered 5,838 visitors, and Mexico delivered 824 visitors, for a total of 49,928 visitors from January to October 2012.

To all of our partners, who continue to work so hard to promote the Islands of Tahiti, we would like to extend a huge mauruuru roa! Your partnership and efforts are invaluable.

Tahiti Tourisme North America will continue to do our best to increase arrivals and earn your continued support and partnership.

Mauruuru roa,
Tahiti Tourisme North America

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