Tuesday, October 20, 2009
New Caledonia Reports Record Growth in 2009
Both months have seen increases in arrivals, with July up 31% from 2008, making it the best July in nine years. Meanwhile August also saw promising growth with a 7.8% increase in comparison to the same month in 2008 – the best figures for the month in eight years.
Diane Moynihan, General Manager for NCT Australia said, "to have two outstanding months at such a tough time is reassuring for the future of tourism in New Caledonia. So many Australians are embracing the unique experiences this Pacific destination has to offer. We're pleased to be seeing tourist numbers continually increase as a result of the gourmet campaign and look forward to the new directions 2010 will bring for our marketing and PR initiatives."
The figures also come with the news that New Caledonia has been listed as one of the top 10 travel destinations for Australians, as announced by Travel.com.au.
As a result of increased visitation to New Caledonia over the last three years, the destination has attracted a number of new hotel developments.
Most recently Starwood announced a new property, the Sheraton New Caledonia Bourail Resort & Spa. Due for completion in January 2013. The property will cater for both the leisure and business traveler, offering 120 guest rooms and suites, as well as 60 free-standing villas.
The TERA Hotels & Resorts chain has also confirmed to develop the Nouméa Tera Beach Resort at Anse Vata beach on the previous Club Med site. The resort will offer 112 three star apartment style rooms and is scheduled to open at the end of 2010.
For information on New Caledonia visit www.newcaledonia.com.au or phone New Caledonia Tourism's Sydney office on 1800 673 745.
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