Tahiti Tourisme hosts over 85 trade participants for UK roadshow


LONDON, England – The Tahiti Tourisme Roadshow enjoyed a successful week of trade events across Manchester and London last week. The tourist board celebrated a great turnout of agents and tour operators with 11 in Manchester and 75 at the Park Plaza in London where an evening of traditional Tahitian entertainment was enjoyed.

The following seven Tahiti Tourisme partners each gave a presentation offering their knowledge and expertise on Tahiti and her islands:

Air Tahiti Nui

South Pacific Management

Aranui Cruises

Sofitel French Polynesia

Hilton French Polynesia

Tahiti Yacht Charter

InterContinental French Polynesia

Following the roadshow, an online competition was sent out to all attendees. Giving two lucky people a chance to win a place on a Fam trip to Tahiti and her islands. The trip takes place from 6th to 15th October 2011 and will include stays on Tahiti and Bora Bora. Five other lucky runners-up will also win a £100 M&S voucher and the winners will be announced this week.

Tahiti Tourisme UK Sales and Marketing manager, Sam Hancock, said ‘The Tahiti and her islands roadshow was a great success. Over 70 one on one meetings between our roadshow partners and tour operators took place in both Manchester and London and we hosted over 85 agents across both events.’

‘After a difficult two years for arrivals into Tahiti and her islands, visitor numbers to the destination are on the rise and have increased by 27% month on month so far in 2011. Educating the trade is key as it can be a complex sell so it is vital that we continue to organise roadshows such as this one to ensure that the UK market discovers what a fantastic destination Tahiti and her islands is.’

For more information on Tahiti and her islands please visit: www.tahiti-tourisme.co.uk