August 2013 Visitor Arrivals

North Americans accounted for 29.5 % of all Tahiti visitors for the month of August 2013. Year to date, North America is up 2.8 % over 2012.

Total North American arrivals for the month of August 2013 alone were 4,316, a – 1.7 % decrease or – 74 visitors less than August 2012.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 3,360 passengers total, a – 1.7 % decrease or – 59 passengers over July 2012.

The cruise passenger arrivals were the same as in August 2012 with 793 visitors.

Total North American “paid room nights” for August 2013 were 32,883, a – 0.8 % decrease or – 263 “paid room nights” compared to August 2012.

Below is a chart highlighting the increase in number of “paid room nights” from January through August from 2007 to 2013.

For the first eight months of the year, the United States delivered 35,803 visitors, while Canada delivered 4,830 visitors and Mexico delivered 576 visitors, for a total of 41,209 visitors. North American arrivals accounted for 37.3 % of the tourist arrivals in French Polynesia.

To all of our partners, who continue to work so hard to promote the Islands of Tahiti, we would like to extend our gratitude.

Mauruuru roa,

Tahiti Tourisme North America

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