This rise, fueled by North American, French and Japanese nationals, benefited from attendance in commercial (+ 5.9%) and non-market accommodation.
Customers in floating accommodation, which accounts for only 17.5% of tourists, contracted, hampering overall growth.
The average length of stay of the main issuing markets is increasing, allowing the number of tourist nights to grow a little faster than attendance.
On a cumulative basis since January, tourism attendance fell slightly by 0.5%, totaling 41,750 tourists.
This decline can be explained by the contraction in the number of cruise passengers, which was not offset by the increase in the number of tourists.
The average length of stay of tourists is increasing slightly and allows the number of tourist nights to remain stable.
(Source: Tahiti News 17 May 2017)