Common Cancellation Policy in The Islands of Tahiti

October 1, 2020 in Experience

The Islands of Tahiti waive cancellation and change fees until June 30th, 2021 and maintain equal rates until March 2022.

**This article was updated Oct. 1, 2020 to reflect an extension of the policy in place for any reservations made through March 31, 2021. 

Los Angeles, California, October 1, 2020 – The Islands of Tahiti, a destination renowned for its unparalleled natural scenery and warm hospitality, is offering travelers a unified policy for changes and cancellations related to Covid-19 travel concerns.

The agreement has been signed by Air Tahiti Nui, the major international air carrier, Air Tahiti, the domestic airline, by most of the hotels and by several tourism professionals.

This policy applies to cancellations and change requests for any reservation before  March 31, 2021, extending the policy beyond the initial date provided of September 30, 2020. The policy is in place for travel within French Polynesia between July 15, 2020 and June 30, 2021.

The cancellation or change fees will be waived in the case of :

  •  A  lock down in the traveler’s country of residence
  •  The inability to travel to French Polynesia due to the closure of the borders in transit stops,
  •  A lock down in French Polynesia
  •  The inability to travel to French Polynesia for a traveler whose Covid-19 test was found to be positive prior to departure
  •  The inability to a stay in French Polynesia for a traveler declared positive while in French Polynesia

As an additional level of goodwill towards travelers, all the suppliers within the destination who signed the agreement, pledge to not increase any pricing until March 31, 2022. For a prepaid trip, reimbursement will be provided within 12 months from the initial date of booking.

“We know that in these times our travelers face uncertainty when booking their trip. We wish to offer them peace of mind when choosing to travel to our islands.” says Jean-Marc Mocellin, CEO of Tahiti Tourisme.

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