The archipelago is enjoying economic growth spurred on by the election of the first new government for five years. The market is benefitting from improved access to French Polynesia with two new airlines, French bee and United Airlines, now bringing travellers to the island after 15 years of monopoly of Air France and Air Tahiti Nui. That brings a flow of tourists that we have to find accommodations for. There are discussions that Norwegian may start flights here as well.
Buyers from the United States, Switzerland, Lithuania, Spain, Italy, New Zealand and New Caledonia who have bought properties locally in the past two years were not the only ones attracted to these postcard-perfect Pacific islands. Paul Gauguin, a French post-Impressionist artist, Jacques Brel, a Belgian singer, poet and actor and Pail-Émile Victor, a French Polar explorer, have exchanged their homeland for these sunnier shores.