Almost 10% of housing in Moorea listed with Airbnb - reports

2:21 pm on 24 December 2019

Almost 10 percent of housing available on the French Polynesian island of Moorea is now listed with US-based accommodation platform Airbnb, reports say.

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Tahiti-infos reported that for every 1000 inhabitants of Moorea, there were now 29.5 places listed with Airbnb.

Almost 60 percent of the offers were for rental periods of six months or more.

It said there was a spread across a range of places, with single rooms accounting for about 28 percent.

The proliferation of Airbnb in Moorea had surpassed that on Bora Bora and Tahiti as well as Paris, which was thought to be the destination with the highest penetration.

Meanwhile, tourism figures for October show an increase of visitors of 2.5 percent over the same month last year.

There was a sharp drop in arrivals of cruise ship travellers but a marked increase in the number of tourists arriving by plane.

Despite a revival of tourism in the past decade, visitor numbers are still well short of the peaks seen 20 years ago.

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