Not just for Honeymooners – Millennials and Babyboomers take on Tahiti
No longer just the ultimate honeymoon destination, Tahiti’s latest visitor figures show that babyboomers and millennials account for the lion’s share of visitors to the islands.
In the first five months of the year, young travellers (15-34) and those aged around the babyboomer bracket (55-74) each accounted for around a third of visitors to the Islands of Tahiti. Meanwhile the month of May saw a 26 per cent year-on-year increase among 15 to 24-year-old travellers.
While the destination’s overwater bungalows are still a big drawcard for couples, Air Tahiti Nui Regional Manager Australia New Zealand Alan Roman said the freedom and value afforded by rental homes and family-run pensions was attracting different markets to the Islands.
“Tahiti is an incredibly diverse destination, combining stunning natural beauty with a year-round tropical cli-mate, an ancient culture and myriad activities on land and at sea. What we’re seeing is groups of friends hire out homes and rent a car so they can see the islands DIY-style, as well as babyboomers totally immersing in the destination at rustic B&B type accommodation,” Mr Roman said.
“Young Aussie travellers are also realising that the ultimate getaway is closer than they think with Tahiti only a hop and a skip across the Pacific – about the same travel time as other millennial hot spots such as Hawaii and Thailand.”
In conjunction with Tahiti Travel Connection, Air Tahiti Nui is offering pension packages starting from $1999* per person including return economy airfares and five nights in a pension on Tahiti.
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Mr Roman said that combined air and accommodation packages still presented a great value way to sell Tahiti, but until November 30, 2017, Air Tahiti Nui was also offering return economy flights from Australia from $1219* enabling millennials and babyboomers the chance to take advantage of a more flexible itinerary.
To book, visit www.airtahitinui.com.au or see a travel agent.
*Subject to availability. Terms and conditions apply.
Airfare is on sale until November 30, 2017.
About Air Tahiti Nui
Air Tahiti Nui operates five A340-300 aircraft from its Tahiti base to Auckland, Tokyo, Paris and Los Angeles and code shares to 37 additional destinations with carriers including American Airlines, Air France, Air New Zealand, Qantas and the SNCF rail system in France. It’s the only airline that flies from New Zealand to Europe via Tahiti and Los Angeles and one of only two carriers with direct flights from Auckland to Papeete. The airline has headquarters in Papeete and operates from Faa’a International Airport on the island of Tahiti. Air Tahiti Nui was founded in 1996 and commenced flight operations in 1998. A cabin upgrade saw the A340-300 aircraft move to a two-cabin configuration providing guests with maximum comfort in a stylish Polynesian-inspired setting. The airline is set to take delivery of four Boeing 787-9 aircraft which will go into service in 2018/19 to coincide with Air Tahiti Nui’s 20th anniversary.