Tips for a sustainable stay in The Islands of Tahiti
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The Islands of Tahiti, islands filled with Mana. This vital force that connects all living beings and is experienced in the culture’s rhythm, traditions, environment and nature.
From this force, the lasting link between man and nature is derived. A link that must be protected, maintained and promoted. The Islands of Tahiti are unique and fragile at the same time, they are home to a community and an ecosystem that must be preserved.
Whether you are a travel agent, a tourism provider or an event organizer, here are 10 tips that we invite you to share with your clients to help them become aware of the need to travel sustainably in The Islands of Tahiti.
1. Visit as a guest
AND LEAVE AS AN AMBASSADOR OF THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI
‘Ia ora na e maeva !
It is our pleasure to welcome you to our islands and in return, all we ask is that you respect our fenua, our land.
2. CERTIFIED TAHITI SPECIALIST
Specialist travel agents with a perfect knowledge of the destination can offer tailor-made programs to ensure an authentic and sustainable experience when you visit The Islands of Tahiti.
The Islands of Tahiti is a destination to be explored at leisure.
Take the time to immerse yourself in our culture, get to know the local population and discover the unique charms of our islands.
4. Visit during the off-peak season
from november to april
Our islands are blessed with an agreeable tropical climate throughout the year.
Visiting during the off-peak season has many advantages, including reduced prices, more choice and greater availability.
With fewer tourists around, your own experience will be even more authentic and put less pressure on our islands.
5. Get off the beaten path
There are 118 islands in French Polynesia, with 13 major tourist destinations spread over 5 archipelagos. You can give a boost to the local economy by visiting some of the lesser-known islands.
6. Alternative TRAVEL
Getting to The Islands of Tahiti usually involves a long flight and airline companies offer passengers the possibility to offset the carbon footprint of their travel. Once here, favor group travel whenever possible, or rent electric or hybrid vehicles.
Opt for accommodation and activities that are engaged in sustainable tourism. Several service providers already adhere to a sustainable approach.
Various environmental labels exist to guide you in your choice of accommodation and activities such as EarthCheck, Espace Bleu, Clef Verte, Green Marine Europe, etc.