14 Nov 2007

September figures show drop in Tahiti visitor numbers

2:08 pm on 14 November 2007

Figures released in French Polynesia show that tourist arrivals in September dropped by 11 percent over the same month in 2006.

The statistics institute in Papeete says just under 19,000 visitors were registered during the month.

However since the beginning of the year the overall numbers have remained unchanged over last year.

The September drop was most pronounced in the cruise ship sector which declined by 17 percent.