September 2014 Visitor Arrivals

Ia ora na Tahiti Travel Partners!

We are extremely pleased to announce that the Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia (ISPF) has released the arrival numbers for September 2014.North Americans accounted for 31% of all Tahiti visitors for September 2014. Total North American arrivals for the month of September 2014 alone were 4,736, a 9% increase or 381 more visitors than September 2013. Overall, North Americans account for 39% of all Tahiti visitors so far year-to-date.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 3,296 passengers total, a -2% decrease or 71 less passengers as compared to September 2013.

Total cruise arrivals increased in September with 1,341 passengers, a 52% increase or 449 more passengers.

Total “paid room nights” continue to increase with 33,667 in September, a 1% increase or 364 more “paid room nights” compared to September 2013.

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

The United States delivered 45,242 visitors, while Canada delivered 6,791 visitors, and Mexico delivered 682 visitors, for a total of 52,715 visitors to date. The total “paid room nights” so far for 2014 has surpassed 2013 numbers with 324,334 “paid room nights,” an increase of 12% or an additional 35,270 “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

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