The Tahiti Cruise Club [TCC] was created in 2009, following the example of many leading destinations. TCC is an efficient development instrument of the cruise industry in French Polynesia.
Uniting the main public partners and administration services (port authorities, tourism office, local communities, pilot station, Chamber of Commerce, Ministries, etc.) and the concerned private companies (maritime agents, shorex operators, transportation companies, etc.), TCC’s first objective is to simplify cruise-operating procedures and operations.
TCC assesses all aspects of the sector within the 5 archipelagoes: receptive, technical, regulatory, promotional, hardships, etc.
Tahiti Cruise Club’s team remains open to any inquiry regarding options on itineraries and will continue to act as the facilitator between cruise line partners and the local authorities.
The Club’s Missions
- Relationship with operators & promotion of the sector
- Improve Port facilities
- Improve passengers’ welcome services
- Relationship between protagonists
- Raise funds for cruise initiatives
- Specific legislation assessment
- Decision makers’ awarness
- Staff management
- Strategies, positioning and audit
- Economic impact, awarness and understanding for the local population
The South Pacific Cruise Alliance
The relevance of a regional cooperation
It is a necessity to choose a regional integration as a strategic axis for the development of the cruise industry.
The first objectives of “South Pacific Cruise Alliance”’s creation are to attract the ship-owners’ attention and offer a logical navigation zone in the South Pacific region, to reveal the financial visibility of Pacific itineraries, and demonstrate the variety of guests’ experiences with professional and operational suppliers.
Other aspects are also conditional on this regional cooperation (crew members’ replacement, technical supplies, tax harmonization). A common information platform about each country member’s progress on these matters could notoriously improve our relationship with important cruise lines.
The SPCA’s founder members are American Samoa, Cook Islands, Fiji, Kingdom of Tonga, Tahiti and Samoa.