Tahiti tourism and Air Tahiti Nui hosted a lovely evening at Sydney’s Quay restaurant and one lucky travel agent won a spot on their next Tahiti famil.
“Tonight is a celebration of Tahiti’s specialists and also Air Tahiti Nui - the airline of French Polynesia ” said Caroline Brunel, Tahiti Tourism account director. She went on to say that the islands of Tahiti have had a fantastic surge of Australian tourists this year.
“From January - August we are up 186% on 2022 making Australia the 5th largest market for Tahiti and we could even become the 4th or 3rd. We couldn’t have achieved these results without our Tahiti specialists who have done a fantastic job in educating themselves on the destination, culture, nature and all there is to do on the islands of Tahiti”
This surge is bound to continue as there’s a lot of exciting things happening with airport renovations, numerous new hotel openings and the piece de resistance (it is a French colony!) the 2024 Olympic surfing championships are being held there!!!
We also heard from Grant Sinclair, general manager Pacific Air Tahiti Nui – the airline run by Tahitians for Tahitians. Celebrating 25 years in a few days’ time he said that “your journey starts as soon as you board starting with the Tiare flower introduction, the colours of Tahiti on our seats and on our crews uniform, the artwork on the cabin and you feel the essence of Tahiti with our service delivery and menus and then we throw the French bit in with all the good wines!”
We are a traditional airline and still do things the way we did years ago and as such we value the travel agent community – we view them as an integral part of our distribution, and we reinforce this by continuing to pay agents commission. We are very traditional about that and we don’t see that changing. He received a rousing round of applause. The evening concluded with a lucky draw with a Tahiti famil as the first prize.
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