Club Med Invites Vacationers to ‘Get Up and Go’

March 20, 2014 on 9:36 am | In Asia, Beachbooker, Brazil, Florida, France, Miami, Pacific Islands, Tahiti | Comments Off



Club Med – the original all-inclusive resort company – has announced the Get Up and Go Sale, featuring all-inclusive escapes starting from just $119 per person, per night* where children under four stay free** during the most sought-after spring, summer and fall travel dates. Travelers may enjoy an all-inclusive getaway to more than 50 Club Med resorts worldwide including the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida, France, Brazil, Indonesia, Thailand, China, and more. To take advantage of the Get Up and Go Sale, guests must book by May 6, 2014 for travel through October 31, 2014.

Club Med offers something for the entire family: activities to suit all interests, spacious accommodations and an active children’s program that welcomes little ones from four months to 17 years old with dedicated amenities, creative games, enriching activities, and age-appropriate activities including Le Petit Sports® and a circus school.

Club Med continues to exceed guest expectations with its Cancun Yucatan resort, recently named “Best Hotel for Families in Cancun” by Travel Agent magazine, as it completes a $14 million transformation this July with the unveiling of 60 stylish new oceanfront family rooms, a new Argentinean grill restaurant and a new Petit Club Med children’s program.

Whether traveling as a family or a couple, Club Med offers the ease of an all-inclusive escape where everything is included in one convenient price. Foodies can enjoy gourmet dining throughout the day with a full open bar of premium alcoholic and non-alcoholic beverages, while active guests can partake in a variety of exciting activities complete with professional instruction and top-of-the-line equipment.

*Sample price is per person, based on double occupancy in a club category room on select weeks at Ixtapa Pacific, Sandpiper Bay and Turkoise. Prices on other dates and/or at other resorts may vary. Offer requires a three-night minimum stay (seven-night minimum for Columbus Isle). Available at select resorts. Does not include airfare. Valid for new individual bookings only for select travel dates through 10/31/2014 and must be booked by 5/6/2014, subject to capacity control and may increase at any time.

**Children aged under 4 years stay for free. For flights that are booked through Club Med, tickets for children must be paid for by the client. Children who are eligible for free stay must be lodged in the same room as the adults who are paying for their stay, or in a connecting room. Costs associated with Baby & Petit Club Med are at full day rate during entire stay booked.

General Conditions: Blackout dates apply, including holidays and other dates. For Turkoise all guests must be 18 and older. Guests at Columbus Isle must be 2 and older. Club Med Membership fees of $60 per adult and $30 per child are additional. Other restrictions apply including brochure terms and cancellation/change fees. Not responsible for errors or omissions. Void where prohibited or restricted by law.

For more information or to make a reservation, visit www.clubmed.us, call 1-800-ClubMed (1-800-258-2633) or contact a preferred travel professional. For an insider look at Club Med, follow Club Med on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram, or subscribe on YouTube. You can also check out Club Med’s free innovative travel app for iPhone and iPad.


The Islands of Tahiti Are Happy!

March 19, 2014 on 10:52 am | In Beachbooker, Pacific Islands, Sailing, Scuba Diving, Tahiti | Comments Off



– GIE Tahiti Tourisme, Tahiti Tourisme North America’s head office, recently posted “Happy (We Are from Tahiti)” on YouTube. The video was created as a special version of Pharrell Williams’ hit “Happy” to showcase the Islands of Tahiti’s beauty and people. Williams’ hit song has gone viral with different countries adapting it to showcase what makes their country “happy.”

As in the original clip filmed in Los Angeles, the videos use a lip dub concept. A lip dub is a type of video that combines lip synching and audio dubbing to create a music video. It involves filming individuals or a group of people lip synching while listening to a song or any recorded audio then dubbing over it in post editing with the original audio of the song.

From Paris, Tokyo and Sao Paulo, the concept has become a worldwide phenomenon and GIE Tahiti Tourisme embraced the “happy” concept to show what makes the islands and people of Tahiti so special.

Behind the camera were two local producers, who used the beautiful islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Taha’a in GIE Tahiti Tourisme’s version of “Happy.”

The video can be watched here http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hx0JXEfmq0Q

About the Islands of Tahiti:

Easier to travel than often imagined, Tahiti is eight hours by air from Los Angeles with daily nonstop flights. Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America and in the same time zone as Hawaii. There are a total of 118 islands and atolls that comprise this beautiful South Pacific country. Tahiti’s varied landscape ranges from just-above sea level coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Tahiti is renowned for warm waters, white-sand beaches and stunning turquoise lagoons. Find the Islands of Tahiti on Facebook at www.facebook.com/TahitiTourismeNorthAmerica , Twitter @TahitiTourism
, Pinterest at Tahiti Tourisme North America and YouTube at TahitiTourism.


Aranui 3 to Begin Calling at Takapotu

March 7, 2014 on 10:14 am | In Adventure Travel, Cruise Boats, Pacific Islands, Tahiti | Comments Off



Tahiti’s luxury tramp steamer, the Aranui 3 is adding the Tuamotun island of Takapoto, in place of Fakarava, on all future voyages. On Takapoto, passengers can explore the island or they can explore the atoll with a set of fins and a snorkel. The Aranui crew will prepare a full picnic lunch on one of the island’s white sand beaches.

The Aranui 3 departs Papeete on the island of Tahiti on 14-day circuits that sail 800 miles North to some of most remote islands in the world, where they will be fully immersed in the Polynesian culture. The Aranui now regularly visits Takapoto (in place of Fakarava) and Rangiroa in the Tuamotu Archipelago as well as Nuku Hiva, Ua Pou, Hiva Oa, Fatu Hiva, Tahuata and Ua Huka in the Marquesas Islands. The April 5 and Dec. 13 departures will add a stop on Bora Bora.

The voyage includes on-shore experiences such as hikes past waterfalls and sacred ritual sites, encounters with local artisans, a visit to Paul Gauguin’s grave, museums, snorkeling, picnics and restaurant lunches featuring local food, a visit to a pearl farm, and more.

The Aranui 3, which is a working freighter, features four different cabin categories — Suite, Deluxe, Standard and Class C — each providing different room configurations. The cruise includes three meals with complimentary wine daily, guided excursions as outlined in the itinerary, picnics and meals on shore. Optional excursions such as scuba diving, horseback riding and fishing are additional. Prices start at $2,624 per person and do not include port tax, cruise tax and tourism tax, which may total up to $355. Before long the company will announce a new ship.


Tahiti & Society Islands 7 Night Sailings Starting at Just $3,995

March 6, 2014 on 10:55 am | In Adventure Travel, Australia, Beachbooker, Cruise Boats, Tahiti | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowTAHITI SPECIAL HOTEL-AND-CRUISE PACKAGE

Paradise is closer than you think—and now it’s more affordable, too. Paul Gauguin Cruises now offers a hotel-and-cruise package that combines a pre-cruise stay at the InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa—long rated the top hotel on the island of Tahiti—with a 7-night Tahiti & the Society Islands cruise aboard the award-winning m/s Paul Gauguin.

The package is perfect for anyone who wants to enjoy a longer stay in Tahiti at a tremendous value. It is available at these select departure dates only—and only while space lasts:

2014

March 26; April 23, 2014 with rates from $5,195
October 1; November 12, 2014 from only $5,295
December 10, 2014, with rates from $4,295
You’ll fly overnight to Papeete and check into your deluxe room immediately, with no waiting. Then, enjoy two additional nights in a lagoon-view room at the resort with daily breakfast. Or, for the ultimate Tahiti experience, upgrade to an overwater lagoon bungalow, available for an additional $480 per person.

In addition to your luxury hotel stay at Papeete, Tahiti, you’ll sail roundtrip, visiting such scenic islands as Bora Bora—where you’ll enjoy access to our private white-sand beach—and Moorea. You’ll also spend a day on Paul Gauguin Cruises’ private islet off the coast of Taha’a.

Past guests of Paul Gauguin Cruises receive an additional 5% off final cruise fares as members of the Paul Gauguin Society.

Rates are per person double occupancy and include roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles and Papeete; 2 nights’ accommodations, a day room, and daily breakfast at InterContinental Tahiti Resort & Spa; transfers; and a 7-night cruise aboard the m/s Paul Gauguin. Port, security, and handling fees are additional. Single rates are available upon request.

Destinations

Tahiti

Booking Information

For reservations, please call 800-848-6172.


Paul Gauguin Cruises: Our Two-Week Sale Begins Today!‏

March 4, 2014 on 12:49 pm | In Adventure Travel, Cruise Boats, Europe, Fiji Islands, France, Italy, Pacific Islands, Rome, Tahiti, Tonga | Comments Off



Goddess Swimwear from Today ShowFor two weeks only, you  can enjoy even greater savings on select sailings of Paul Gauguin Cruises’ luxury small ships.

That’s on top of our previously advertised special offer of 50% off standard all-inclusive cruise fares on all sailings of both ships plus included airfare from Los Angeles on all itineraries of the m/s Paul Gauguin!

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What’s Included with a Paul Gauguin Cruise
Booking Form: Paul Gauguin Cruises

Special Savings for Past Guests

Past guests of Paul Gauguin Cruises enjoy immediate savings of 5% off final cruise fares. Book the May 17 or June 25, 2014, sailing of The Gauguin for double Paul Gauguin Society savings, for a total of 10% off final cruise fares! Call for details.

Aboard The Gauguin (Rates include airfare from Los Angeles!)

SOCIETY ISLANDS, COOK ISLANDS, TONGA & FIJI
13-night voyage from only $6,795 $5,595 May 17, 2014

AUSTRALIA & SOUTHEAST ASIA (or reverse)
14-night voyage from only $5,995 $4,995 June 25; August 4, 2014

Cooltan Tan-Through Shirts & SwimsuitsAUSTRALIA & Fiji

12-night voyage from only $6,395 $5,345 August 18, 2014

TAHITI & THE SOCIETY ISLANDS

7-night voyage from $4,995 $4,145 September 20, 27, 2014

ROUNDTRIP ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA)

7-night voyage from $3,795 $2,845 April 26, 2014

ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY, TO VENICE, ITALY

7-night voyage from only $4,995 $2,845 May 3, 2014

ROUNDTRIP VENICE, ITALY

7-night voyage from only $3,795 $2,845 May 10, 2014

ATHENS (piraeus), GREECE, TO ISTANBUL, TURKEY (or reverse)

7-night voyage from only $3,995 $2,995 May 31; June 14, 2014

NICE, FRANCE, TO ROME (CIVITAVECCHIA), ITALY

7-night voyage from only $3,995 $2,995 July 5, 2014


Paul Gauguin Cruises Offering Discounts Through March 15

March 4, 2014 on 11:54 am | In Adventure Travel, Cruise Boats, Pacific Islands, Tahiti | Comments Off



As the seemingly endless assault of winter continues, a trip to the South Pacific or the sparkling Mediterranean is starting to sound pretty darn good. As if record-breaking low temps aren’t enough incentive Paul Gauguin Cruises is offering up some serious deals for Tahiti, French Polynesia, the South Pacific, and Southeast Asia voyages aboard The Gauguin, and European sailings aboard The Moana, when booked between March 3 and 15, 2014. According to a release, guests will benefit from exceptional savings of $850 to $4,150 per person off previously advertised rates while enjoying the highest standards of luxury, quality, and service in enchanting destinations.

Here’s the breakdown of all the savings that await as you bid your frozen climate adieu.

Aboard the Gauguin:

A 13-night voyage around the Society Islands, Cook Islands, Tonga, and Fiji starting May 17, 2014. Just $5,995 per person.
A 12-night voyage around Australia and Fiji starting Aug. 18, 2014. Just $5,345 per person.
A 14-night voyage around Australia and Southeast Asia starting June 25, 2014. Just $4,995 per person.
A 14-night voyage around Southeast Asia and Australia starting Aug. 4, 2014. Just $4,995 per person.
A seven-night voyage around Tahiti and the Society Islands starting Sep. 20 and 27, 2014. Just $4,145 per person.

Aboard the Moana

A seven-night roundtrip voyage to Rome, Italy starting April 26, 2014. Just $2,845 per person.
A seven-night voyage from Rome to Venice, Italy, starting May 3, 2014. Just $2,845 per person.
A seven-night roundtrip voyage to Venice, Italy starting May 10, 2014. Just $2,845 per person.
A seven-night voyage from Athens, Greece, to Istanbul, Turkey, on May 31 or a reverse itinerary on June 14, 2014. Just $2,995 per person.


TAHITI IS ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!

February 7, 2014 on 10:17 am | In Beachbooker, Pacific Islands, Tahiti | Comments Off



TAHITI IS ON SALE IN FEBRUARY!

Delve in to our treasure trove of deals and help your clients tick Tahiti off their list!

This is just a sample of what’s on offer – Sofitel, InterContinental, Hilton, Le Meridien, Pearl, St Regis … we have deals at all the great resorts this month!

We are offering FREE transfers, FREE tours, FREE room upgrades and more … so get them packing for paradise!

Hurry – only on sale until 23 Feb!

Call your Tahiti Travel Specialists – Tahiti is ALL we do!

Tahitian Treasures – 7 night package to Tahiti
Air + Land + Transfers + Tours

FREE upgrade to a Deluxe Ocean View room

Stay at the modern Le Meridien Tahiti Resort

Buffet Breakfast daily

FREE transfers in Tahiti

FREE Tahiti island Tour

Includes 2 FREE nights

Extra gifts for Honeymooners!
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The Perfect Pearl – 7 night package to Moorea

Air + Land + Transfers + Tours

PREMIUM OVERWATER BUNGALOW in Moorea!

Stay at the boutique Moorea Pearl Resort & Spa

Buffet Breakfast daily in Moorea

FREE transfers in Tahiti

FREE Moorea island Tour

Extra gifts for Honeymooners!
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Retreat Away – 7 night package to Bora Bora

Air + Land + Transfers + Tours

OVERWATER BUNGALOW in Bora Bora

Stay at the stunning Hilton Bora Bora Nui Resort & Spa

Buffet Breakfast daily in Bora Bora

FREE transfers in Tahiti

FREE Tahiti island Tour

Extra gifts for Honeymooners!
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Private Paradise – 7 night package to Bora Bora

Air + Land + Transfers + Tours

ISLAND OVERWATER BUNGALOW in Bora Bora

Stay at the unique Sofitel Private Island Bora Bora

Breakfast AND Dinner daily

FREE minibar of beer and soft drink restocked daily

Romantic Champagne Sunset Experience atop the motu

FREE transfers in Tahiti

FREE Tahiti Island Tour

Extra gifts for Honeymooners!

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New Look for Tahiti Tourisme Online

February 3, 2014 on 10:41 am | In Adventure Travel, Beachbooker, Pacific Islands, Tahiti | Comments Off



Holidaymakers are only a few clicks away from escaping to paradise with Tahiti Tourisme Australia launching a new look tablet-ready website.

The revitalised www.tahitinow.com.au has new technology, new features, new content and a new design offering a greater range of travel information and inspiration, all available in a mobile and tablet-friendly format.

“Stunning images, evocative prose, great packages and tips on where to find a Tahiti specialist are all available online providing a fun and user-friendly way to book that perfect beach break, idyllic honeymoon, enriching cultural experience or action-packed South Pacific adventure,” Tahiti Tourisme Australia Director Robert Thompson said.

Australia was among the first in the world to launch the new format with other international markets coming online throughout the year.

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Windstar Introduces Air-Cruise Package to Tahiti

January 16, 2014 on 10:51 am | In Airlines, Beachbooker, Cruise Boats, Pacific Islands, Tahiti | Comments Off




Windstar Introduces Air-Cruise Package to Tahiti
Windstar Cruises offering a new air-cruise package for its recently introduced Tahiti program. The package includes roundtrip airfare between Los Angeles (LAX) and Papeete, Tahiti, via nonstop Air Tahiti Nui service; one complimentary pre-cruise night at Le Meredien Papeete; and complimentary transfers to and from the yacht for $1,999 per person. Windstar also offers two-for-one cruise fares for its Tahiti voyages from $2,999 per person.

The 148-passenger Wind Sprit will operate the seven-day “Dreams of Tahiti” voyages from Papeete beginning May 2 through Nov. 7, 2014. The cruises will stop at the Society Islands of Moorea, Tahaa, Raiatea, Bora Bora and Huahine.


Air Tahiti Nui Has Sea Eagles Back in NRL Nines

January 16, 2014 on 10:47 am | In Airlines, Australia, Beachbooker, New Zealand, Pacific Islands, Tahiti | Comments Off




Air Tahiti Nui is thrilled to announce its support of the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles during the NRL’s first Auckland Nines competition in February.

As an official naming sponsor of the 2013 NRL grand finalists, Air Tahiti Nui will feature on the back of the Sea Eagles players’ jerseys during the inaugural nine-a-side tournament at Eden Park on February 15 and 16.

Air Tahiti Nui General Manager New Zealand Australia Mark Hutchinson said the airline was proud to be associated with one of the NRL’s leading teams and looked forward to an entertaining weekend of exciting rugby league.

“The NRL is one of the great sporting competitions that crosses both our markets and with the tournament taking place in our New Zealand gateway, we couldn’t resist the chance to get involved and back a winning team,” Mr Hutchinson said.

“We now have three flights a week carrying sports-mad Aussies and Kiwis to Tahiti through Auckland and hope to see more Sea Eagles fans aboard in 2014 after giving their team a flying start in the Nines.”

The rugby league extravaganza will see talent from all sixteen NRL clubs in the same place for the first time with a jam-packed schedule of 31 games over two days and a prize pool of more than A$2 million.

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