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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

May Visitor Arrivals

North Americans accounted for 44% of all Tahiti visitors for May 2014. Total North American arrivals for the month of May 2014 alone were 6,542, a 17% increase or 954 more visitors than May 2013.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 4,689 passengers total, a 7% increase or 294 more passengers as compared to May 2013.

Total North American “paid room nights” for May 2014 increased to 46,152, a 15% increase or 7,105 more “paid room nights” compared to May 2013. The total cruise arrivals were 1,565 passengers, a 71% increase or 650 more passengers.

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

The United States delivered 26,936 visitors, while Canada delivered 5,425 visitors, and Mexico delivered 454 visitors, for a total of 32,815 visitors to date. The total “paid room nights” so far for 2014 has surpassed 2013 numbers with 172,286 “paid room nights”, an increase of 19% or an additional 27,580 “paid room nights.”

March 2014 Visitor Arrivals

We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia (ISPF) has released the statistics for March 2014. North Americans accounted for 49% of all Tahiti visitors for March 2014. Total North American arrivals for the month of March 2014 alone were 7,495, a +25% increase or 1,503 more visitors than March 2013. Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 3,808 passengers total, a 15% decrease or 676 less passengers as compared to March 2013. Total North American “paid room nights” for March 2014 decreased to 36,803, a -6% decrease or 2,148 “paid room nights” compared to March 2013. The total cruise arrivals were 3,446 passengers, a 167% increase or 2,153 passengers. Below is a chart highlighting the increase in number of “paid room nights” and “visitor arrivals” for the first quarter of the year from 2007 to 2014.

The United States delivered 15,198 visitors, while Canada delivered 3,717 visitors, and Mexico delivered 228 visitors, for a total of 19,143 visitors for the first three months of the year. The total “paid room nights” for the first quarter of 2014 increased 12% or an additional 9,504 “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. To all of our partners, who continue to work so hard to promote the Islands of Tahiti, we would like to extend our gratitude.

January 2014 Visitor Arrivals

We are pleased to announce that the Institute of Statistics of French Polynesia (ISPF) has released the statistics for January 2014, and that the North American market is off to a really great start!

North Americans accounted for 46.6% of all Tahiti visitors for January 2014. Total North American arrivals for the month of January 2014 alone were 5,789, a + 19.2% increase or + 931 visitors more than January 2013.
Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 2,399 passengers total, a + 8.70 % increase or + 192 passengers over January 2013.

Total North American “paid room nights” for January 2014 increased to 23,289, a + 21% increase or + 4,044 “paid room nights” over January 2013 – surpassing the last six years in “paid room nights” for the month of January. The total cruise arrivals were 3,286 passengers, a + 32.18 % increase or + 800 passengers.
Below is a chart highlighting the increase in number of “paid room nights” and “visitor arrivals” in the month of January from 2007 to 2014.

The United States delivered 4,643 visitors, while Canada delivered 1,146 visitors, and Mexico delivered 61 visitors, for a total of 5,850 visitors for the month of January 2014.

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

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

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

July 2013 Visitor Arrivals

North Americans accounted for 29.7% of all Tahiti visitors for July 2013. Year to date, North America is up 3.4 %.

Total North American arrivals for the month of July 2013 alone were 5,132, a + 7 % increase or + 334 visitors more than July 2012.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 3,909 passengers total, a + 3.9 % increase or + 145 passengers over July 2012.

The cruise passenger arrivals were 995, a + 40.3 % increase or + 286 visitors more than July 2012.

Total North American “paid room nights” for July 2013 increased to 39,251, a + 5.6% increase or + 2,096 “paid room nights” over July 2012.

Below is a chart highlighting the increase in number of “paid room nights” from January through July since 2007!

For the first seven months of the year, the United States delivered 31,835 visitors, while Canada delivered 4,482 visitors, and Mexico delivered 543 visitors, for a total of 36,860 visitors and accounted for 38.6 % of the tourist arrivals in French Polynesia.

June 2013 Visitor Arrivals

North Americans accounted for 36.6% of all Tahiti visitors for June 2013. Year to date, North America is up 2.8 %.

Total North American arrivals for the month of June 2013 alone were 5,540, a 4.8 % increase or + 252 visitors more than June 2012.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 4,135 passengers total, a + 11.7 % increase or + 433 passengers over June 2012.

The cruise passenger arrivals were 1080, a – 13.5% decrease or – 168 visitors less than June 2012.

Total North American “paid room nights” for June 2013 increased to 38,921, a + 8.3% increase or + 2,979 “paid room nights” over June 2012.

Below is a chart highlighting the increase in number of “paid room nights” from January through June since 2007!

For the first six months of the year, the United States delivered 27,143 visitors, while Canada delivered 4,042 visitors, and Mexico delivered 437 visitors, for a total of 31,662 visitors and accounted for 41.1 % of the tourist arrivals in French Polynesia.

March 2013 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 March 2013.

North Americans accounted for 43.1% of all Tahiti visitors for March 2013. Total North American arrivals for the month of March 2013 alone were 5,992, a + 12.2% increase or + 652 visitors more than March 2012. Year to date, North America is up 6%.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 4,484 passengers total, a + 14.2 % increase or + 558 passengers over March 2012.

Total North American “paid room nights” for March 2013 increased to 38,951, a + 12% increase or + 4,160 “paid room nights” over March 2012, while the total cruise arrivals were 1,293 passengers, a + 6.9 % increase or + 83 passengers.

The United States delivered 12,395 visitors, while Canada delivered 2,777 visitors, and Mexico delivered 199 visitors, for a total of 15,371 visitors for the first three months of the year.

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

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

January 2013 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 January 2013.

North Americans accounted for 43.5% of all Tahiti visitors for January 2013. Total North American arrivals for the month of January 2013 alone were 4,858, a + 16.3% increase or + 683 visitors more than January 2012.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (visiting friends and relatives) for the same month were 2,207 passengers total, a + 15.7 % increase or + 300 passengers over January 2012.

Total North American “paid room nights” for January 2013 increased to 19,245, a + 6% increase or + 1,081 “paid room nights” over January 2012, while the total cruise arrivals were 2,486 passengers, a + 16.1 % increase or + 346 passengers.

The United States delivered 3,847 visitors, while Canada delivered 1,011 visitors, and Mexico delivered 45 visitors, for a total of 4,903 visitors for the month of January 2013.

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

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

Tahiti Arrivals – December 2012

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 December 2012.

North Americans accounted for 35.4% of all Tahiti visitors for 2012. Total North American arrivals ended the year with a + 5.4% increase over 2011.

Total North American arrivals for the month of December 2012 alone were 5,964, a + 13% increase or + 687 visitors more than December 2011. North America accounted for 39.1% of all Tahiti arrivals for the same month.

Land arrivals excluding VFR (family & friends visiting the islands) for the same month were 3,868 passengers total, a + 17.6 % increase or + 579 passengers over December 2011.

Total North American “paid room nights” for December 2012 increased to 36,721, a + 15.4% increase or + 4,908 “paid room nights” over December 2011.

We are pleased to share that the total room nights from North America for 2012 have surpassed the total room nights from 2007 as illustrated below:

The United States delivered 52,858 visitors, while Canada delivered 7,034 visitors, and Mexico delivered 1,067 visitors, for a total of 60,959 visitors from January to December 2012.

Tahiti Tourisme North America would like to thank and congratulate all of our partners for these wonderful results. The continued increase of arrivals in 2012, particularly with total room nights exceeding 2007 numbers, illustrates synergy among our Tahiti partners and the overall interest in the Islands of Tahiti from North America.

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

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Mauruuru roa,
Tahiti Tourisme North America