24 Oct 2013

Tahiti tourist numbers fall eight percent in August

11:17 am on 24 October 2013

Tourism figures released in French Polynesia show an eight-percent drop in arrivals in August compared to the same month last year.

The drop has also affected cruise ship travellers, with a fall-off in visitors from Europe.

Over the past year, there were just under 170,000 tourists.

The occupancy rate is up but that is due to several hotels having closed.