Thursday,  October 6, 2022  2:53 am

‘Get Happy’ Says Tahiti Tourisme


‘Get Happy’ Says Tahiti Tourisme

Tahiti Tourisme North America’s (TTNA) cross country road show visited Vancouver last week, and together with a multitude of tour operator and supplier partners, TTNA hosted an exclusive reception for top producing travel agents at Brix restaurant in Vancouver on Thursday.

During the trade show, agents got familiarized with product available through Boomerang Tours, Air Canada Vacations, Goway, Planet Tahiti, Air Tahiti Nui, Windstar Cruises, Aranui cruise line, Paul Gauguin Cruises and Tahiti Yacht Charters.

Jeff Crochet, communications manager, Tahiti Tourisme North America, followed up with a comprehensive destination presentation that outlined the selling points of the destination.

TTNA is touting the tagline ‘Get Happy’ during this year’s road show, and according to Crochet, there is happiness to be found for all types of clients on any of Tahiti’s 118 islands situated across five archipelagos.

Crochet explained the differences and highlights of the islands of Bora Bora, Moorea, Huahine, Taha'a, Raiatea, Manihi, Rangiroa and the Marquesas Islands.

Crochet said the islands are snorkeling and diving havens, with active coral reefs and friendly sting rays and dolphins in abundance. The Tahitian islands actually have no dangerous sharks, snakes or other aggressive animals inhabiting the region.

Crochet said the markets of the capital of Papeete are must-sees, with cultured pearls being at the top of tourists’ shopping lists.

He also said families with children will be happy with the abundance of low-impact water sports activities and ‘water picnics’, and the signature Polynesian room service delivered on canoes to private over-water bungalows is sure to impress honey-mooning couples.

Tahiti Tourisme officially launched a new global brand logo in July, and has been assertively marketing the Tahitian islands as an alternative destination to the islands of Hawaii.

“We just concluded a weather study last year, and we discovered that we have seven sunnier months and half as much rain as Hawaii- we also get the same amount of clients in one year as Hawaii gets in seven days,” said Crochet.

Suppliers from the Hilton French Polynesia, Hotel Kiaora, Mai Tai, Sofitel and South Pacific management were also on hand to present highlights of each property.

As part of the global re-brand, Tahiti Tourisme’s website has launched a new ‘Tiare’ program for the trade, which features free consumer leads for travel agents looking to drum up Tahiti business.

For more information, go to tahiti-tourisme.com.

*Picture: Mari Masuda, director, promotions & incentives, TTNA, Michael Mullin, director of sales, Bommerang Tours, Tekura Kelly, trade & promotions coordinator, TTNA and Jeff Crochet, communications manager, TTNA

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