Among Pacific Islands, the following is the top-ten ranking:
1. Bora Bora, French Polynesia
2. Aitutaki, Cook Islands
3. Moorea, French Polynesia
4. Efate, Vanuatu
5. Rarotonga, Cook Islands
6. Waiheke Island, New Zealand
7. Norfolk Island, Australia
8. Taveuni Island, Fiji
9. Kangaroo Island, Australia10. Espiritu Santo, Vanuatu
Having shown the above, it must be pointed out that FSMPIO has not ascertained if travellers to the Micronesian islands participated in the travelers' survey this year. However, one can not help noticing the obvious fact that none of the "travelers' destinations" in this part of the Pacific found its way onto the top-ten Pacific list, let alone the World listing.
I am once again reminded by this that Micronesia is the most expensive destination in the world. This fact alone might be a monstrous impediment for any of these islands to have a "fighting chance" in listing such as this. So many, including the airline folks, assert that there simply is no "market value" to drive travel cost down. In other words, the essence and attraction in flying is non-existent here. Talk to the tourism operators and you get a different take.
Is it impossible to see the reverse of the situation anytime soon? But then, again, "impossible is nothing" according to Adidas. How do we find the answer?