Tahiti Tourism meeting: Minister of Tourism for French Polynesia, Nicole Bouteau attended


The Minister of Tourism for French Polynesia, Nicole Bouteau, attended Wednesday afternoon at the general meeting of Tahiti Tourism.

This meeting was chaired by Maïlee Faugerat, Chairman of the Board, which was the first participation since her appointment as head of the group last December.

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Nicole Bouteau warmly welcomed the new president introducing her to all the members present. She stressed her involvement with the Tahiti Tourisme teams since taking office and the very good working relationship developed with the professionals already met and with the teams of the Ministry of Tourism.

The agenda of this general assembly was about the approval of the budget of Tahiti Tourism as well as its action plan for the year 2018 already discussed during the board of directors of December 1st.

The General Assembly also welcomed four new members to the group, bringing to sixty-eight the number of members within Tahiti Tourisme. These four new members are a travel agency, a boarding house, a nautical activity provider from Moorea and the EGAT which manages the golf of Atimaono.

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