New tourism chief promotes Tahiti attractions at ITB Berlin

Maïlee Faugerat was elected Board Chair of Tahiti Tourisme in 2018 and was present at ITB Berlin 2019 in her new capacity. Recognised as an active and committed personality in Polynesia’s economy, she replaced Michel Monvoisin. Faugerat has more than twenty years’ experience in local and international marketing, management control and management of companies.

In her new role, Faugerat plays a pivotal role in promoting tourism in a location that is widely- perceived as “Paradise on Earth” by people around the world. While the main island of Tahiti is especially famous, the Tahiti archipelago actually consists of 118 beautiful islands, offering a range of touristic attractions.

A key dimension of the Tahiti experience is authenticity. Guesthouses are usually smaller and more intimate than hotels, creating a secluded space to disconnect and unwind. The shared experiences, meals and relationships between guests and owners mean travellers feel like they are part of an extended family and privy to insider knowledge of the destination.

In terms of its attractions, The Islands of Tahiti, officially known as French Polynesia, possess one of the most spectacularly beautiful and diverse environments on earth. A mixture of high volcanic islands and low-lying atolls, these specks of land are strewn across four million square km of the South Paci c. Clustered into ve archipelagos: the Society Islands, the Tuamotu Islands, the Gambier Islands, the Marquesas Islands and the Austral Islands, The Islands of Tahiti have in common a delightful blend of Polynesian and French cultures, and a consistently tropical climate.

French Polynesia’s world of oceanic islands offers vacationers an almost limitless range of vacation activities, both passive and active. From paragliding to beach combing to embracing the laid-back island lifestyle, the island is packed with a mix of tropical adventure and blissful relaxation. Visitors can swim with sharks, shop for cultured pearls, take a cruise, play a few rounds of golf. There’s so much to do, they’ll never want to leave.


Photo: Maïlee Faugerat, Board Chair, Tahiti Tourisme