Monthly Archives: August 2014

June 2014 Visitor Arrivals

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia (ISPF) has released the arrival numbers for June 2014.

North Americans accounted for 44% of all Tahiti visitors for June 2014. Total North American arrivals for the month of June 2014 alone were 5,308, a 4% decrease or 232 less visitors than June 2013.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 4,191 passengers total, a 1% increase or 56 more passengers as compared to June 2013.

Total cruise arrivals decreased in June with 800 passengers, a 26% decrease or 280 less passengers. For 2014, the percentage of cruise arrivals account for 37% of all arrivals, as compared to 2013 where 50% of all arrivals for the first six months were cruise.

Total “paid room nights” continue to increase with 43,006 in June, a 10% increase or 4,085 more “paid room nights” compared to June 2013.

Below is a chart highlighting “paid room nights” and “visitor arrivals” for the first six months of the years 2007 to 2014.

The United States delivered 31,986 visitors, while Canada delivered 5,683 visitors, and Mexico delivered 498 visitors, for a total of 38,167 visitors to date. The total “paid room nights” so far for 2014 has surpassed 2013 numbers with 215,292 “paid room nights”, an increase of 17% or an additional 31,665 “paid room nights.”

Tahiti Tourisme North America would like to thank and congratulate all of our partners for these encouraging results. The increase of arrivals illustrates synergy among our Tahiti partners and the overall interest in the Islands of Tahiti from North America.

Mauruuru roa,

Tahiti Tourisme North America

The Islands of Tahiti & Partners Honored In 2014 Travel + Leisure’s “World’s Best List”

Bora Bora, Moorea and Raiatea in the Islands of Tahiti took three of the five spots in the “Top Islands” category in Travel + Leisure’sWorld’s Best Awards” – the magazine’s prestigious annual readers’ survey. The islands were honored in the Australia, New Zealand and the South Pacific region category.

The Travel + Leisure 2014 World’s Best Awards readers’ survey reveals readers’ favorite hotels, cities, islands, cruise lines, airlines, car-rental agencies, spas, safari outfitters, and tour operators and are now listed on

Several resorts and one cruise line from the Islands of Tahiti were recognized, including the Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora in the Top 100 World’s Best Hotels category and Paul Gauguin Cruises, operator of the highest-rated and longest continually sailing luxury cruise ship in the South Pacific, the m/s Paul Gauguin, ranked number one in the World’s Best Cruise Lines/Small-Ship Cruise Lines category followed by Windstart Cruises at number three.

In the Top Lodges and Resorts in Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific category, Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora came in at number two, followed by InterContinental Bora Bora Resort & Thalasso Spa and the InterContinental Moorea Resort & Spa.

Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora was number one on the Top Hotel Spa in the Australia, New Zealand, and the South Pacific category.

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