French Long-Haul Destinations

New Caledonia & The Islands of Tahiti

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NEW CALEDONIA

New Caledonia pacific heart

http://www.newcaledonia.travel/uk/

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Dive into the heart of the South Pacific to enjoy new horizons, cultures and experiences.

New Caledonia is made up of one main island (Grande Terre), with the Loyalty Islands (Iles de Loyauté) to the east and Isle of Pines (Ile des Pins) to the South.

Above all, it boasts a 24,000 km² lagoon, the largest in the world, which is listed as World Heritage by UNESCO.

Another of the destination’s jewels is a natural habitat that is generous and well-preserved: beaches of white sand, deserts of red earth, rain forests and savannas of Niaouli trees, verdant mountains, waterfalls, nature parks and sun-kissed plains… There is an exceptional flora and fauna, including countless native species.

New Caledonia is also a mix of unique cultures waiting to be explored, such as the Bushmen and the Stockmen, and the authentic and vibrant Kanak culture that can be discovered…

There are so many unique moments to experience!

Set off on an adventure that is rich in discoveries and sensations, with a tropical climate that is pleasant all year round.

Destination’s assets:

The largest lagoon in the world, listed by UNESCO, the ideal playground for lovers of all things aquatic.

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A wild and well-preserved nature, with varied landscapes, ideal for lovers of activity breaks.

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An immersion into traditional Melanesian life that allows you to discover Kanak culture.

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An ideal destination for:

New Caledonia is the ideal destination for honeymooning couples and lovers of well-preserved nature… And for any traveller in search of the unexpected!

LATEST NEWS:

Airwaves Noumea Dream Cup, from 21 to 26 November

The 2017 final of the PWA World Tour returns to Noumea.

L’Anse Vata is recognized by professionals of the discipline as the spot ‘par excellence’ of windsurfing in New Caledonia, with trade winds regularly between 20-40 km/h.

The opportunity for the best internationals to compete for the final trophy.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Bourail Agricultural Fair (August) to discover the ‘wild west’ and the life of stockmen with rodeo events

Ouvéa Lagoon Festival (June) to celebrate the lagoon and draw attention to its protection ; Encounters with tribes

ProAM South Pacific Classic New Caledonia (September)

 

ACCOMMODATION HIGHLIGHTS

Sheraton New Caledonia Deva Spa and Golf Resort

It boasts an ideal beachfront location on the scenic west coast of New Caledonia. Owned by the Société Hotelière de Deva, the new-build Resort is one of five Sheraton properties which opened across the Pacific region in 2014.

Located in Bourail (North of Noumea), this 180-room Resort has 60 bungalows, an 18-hole golf course (PAR72) designed by Dye, a health club and Deep Nature Spa, a Kids club. Activities on offer includes water sports such as diving, snorkelling, sailing, windsurfing, jet skiing, water skiing, wakeboarding and kite surfing as well as tennis, squash, cricket, cycling and horse riding in the mountains.

CONNECTIONS BY AIR from Great Britain

AirCalin ,the International Airline of New Caledonia

Aircalin flies from Noumea to 11 destinations in the Pacific:  Japan (Tokyo, Osaka), Australia (Sydney, Brisbane, and Melbourne), New Zealand (Auckland), French Polynesia (Papeete), Fidji (Nadi), Vanuatu (Port Vila) und Wallis & Futuna.

With one unique ticket for the entire itinerary, Aircalin links the UK to New Caledonia on the shortest route via Tokyo or Osaka thanks to its partnership with Air France-KLM, Finnair or British Airways.

A free stopover in Japan is also possible and allows combination of 2 exceptional destinations. Aircalin cooperates also with Gulf and Asian carrier. Therefore New Caledonia can be reached via Australia and New Zealand as well.

Contact:

Aircalin c/o Flight Directors

vjoyce@flightdirectors.com

0044 1293 874985

http://www.aircalin.com

 

CONTACT

New Caledonia Tourist Board

Corinne JUILLET

Deputy Manager France & Europe

c.juillet@nctps.com

0033 1 47 03 14 74

www.newcaledonia.travel

Experience New Caledonia: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RumIIVpSSC8

Training: https://youtu.be/WhQv0cAJlVo

Online brochures:

http://www.newcaledonia.travel/uk/booklet-flyers

http://fr.calameo.com/read/0026751719083f546386c

Time: GMT+ 10 in New Caledonia.

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THE ISLANDS OF TAHITI

Embraced by Mana

http://www.tahiti-tourisme.co.uk/

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Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are 22 hours by air from London. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture, and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for their white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Main islands offer a variety of accommodation from luxurious resorts with overwater villas, to family pensions to sailing via private charter or scheduled cruise. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect.

Visitors to The Islands of Tahiti create memories through authentic experiences that cannot be found anywhere else in the world. For centuries, the Tahitian people have referred to this as “Mana”. Mana is a life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things. You can see it. Touch it. Taste it. Feel it. And from the moment you arrive, you will understand why we say our islands are Embraced by Mana.

Destination’s assets:

Luxury – Spend at least one night in an overwater bungalow in Bora Bora.

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Culture – Experience authentic Polynesian culture and get introduced to Mana. Mana is considered a fundamental truth that is both tangible and intangible, it is the life force and spirit that surrounds and connects all living things.

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© Tahiti Tourisme – 2017

Beaches – Secluded white sandy beaches and pristine turquoise lagoons.

The Islands of Tahiti © Tim-mckenna
The Islands of Tahiti © Tim-Mckenna

An ideal destination for:

Nautical seeker- There are top yachting locations in the Islands of Tahiti with breath-taking settings and excellent sailing conditions it’s a pleasure to cruise between the islands.

Celebratory seeker – Romantic holidays and an escape from the everyday, with intimate resorts, miles of quiet pristine beaches and traditional Tahitian hospitality offering privacy in paradise.

Nature Seeker – Every year from July to November, Rurutu, in the Austral Islands, becomes a prime observation platform for watching whales.

Adventure seeker – 118 islands waiting to be explored, with archaeological remains, lush vegetation, streams and waterfalls. The interior of the mountainous islands is brimming with treasures.

Cultural seeker – Find a deeper connection to the Islands and embrace the Mana, Tahitian culture invites you to seek out the life force and spirit that connects all living things on earth.

LATEST NEWS

50th Anniversary of the Overwater Bungalow

Tahiti Tourisme is celebrating 50 years of the overwater bungalow. The first overwater bungalows were built by the famed “Bali Hai Boys” on the islands of Moorea and Raiatea in 1967. Although replicated across the world, The Islands of Tahiti remains the ultimate go to destination to enjoy a luxurious overwater bungalow stay. Many resorts including Four Seasons Resort Bora Bora and Sofitel Moorea Ia Ora Beach Resort will be offering special 50th Anniversary Packages for guests.

The Brando’s Beachcomber Café to Undergo Makeover

The Brando will launch the reconfiguration and extension program of the Beachcomber Café, one of its dining venues, between January 11 and June 10, 2018. When Beachcomber Café reopens, guests will enjoy the addition of a Teppanyaki table as well as a larger indoor space, and a pergola in front of the restaurant.

The Taputapuatea marae named a UNESCO World Heritage site
A major, long-term project became a reality on Sunday, July 9th in Cracow, Poland, with the official recognition of the Taputapuatea marae (sacred site) on the island of Raiatea as a UNESCO World Heritage site. This important designation is a source of great pride for the Polynesian people. The World Heritage label bestowed upon the Taputapuatea marae will aide in attracting visitors to Raiatea looking for history and a rich cultural experience. The marae is an ancient sacred site where ceremonies were performed prior to the arrival of European missionaries, and where Polynesian ancestors arranged hundreds of stones which they believed to hold Mana, a source of power and spiritual strength. The Taputapuatea marae is the first cultural site in a French overseas area to be recognized by UNESCO.

New Product Relaunch: Haumana Cruises

Haumana Cruises relaunched on June 2017. Haumana means “Spirit of Peace” in Tahitian. As part of its relaunch, Haumana is offering low season rates specially for its July and August cruise departures, starting from €1,500 per person in the vessel’s Ninamu cabin (double occupancy). In addition, Haumana is offering a further 10% off these rates for honeymoons and wedding anniversaries that can be accumulated with the introductory offer. The revitalised, intimate Haumana vessel features 12 cabins, including one suite, with a maximum capacity of 27 passengers (including children). Experiences include a three day, three-night cruise to Bora Bora, Tahaa and Raiatea, and the reverse, with the main focus on experiencing uniquely Polynesian traditions, local crafts such as weaving, and visits to vanilla plantations and pearl farms. Dining experiences also include a private beach meal, a Polynesian dinner-show ashore. Haumana also features a panoramic lounge and oversized outdoor deck, a platform for nautical activities (e.g. kayaking, paddleboarding, snorkeling equipment etc.), and a sundeck.

ANNUAL EVENTS

Heiva I Tahiti “The Celebration of Life” – Heiva i Tahiti 136th edition, 7-23 July

For a few weeks each summer, song and dance troupes from across French Polynesia arrive in Tahiti for the annual Heiva festival. Many of these groups have been practicing several times a week during the 12-months leading up to the festival. Since its creation, the Heiva I Tahiti, has also been a showcase for traditional sports and games. The traditional sporting events are based on ancient athletic activities and include; a stone lifting competition, a javelin- throwing event, outrigger canoe races, a copra competition, and a fruit carrying competition. Visitors can also appreciate handicraft products made by the local artisans from the 5 archipelagos of The Islands of Tahiti. More than just a simple festival, Heiva I Tahiti has become the symbol of the Polynesian culture and an iconic event for a people proud of their heritage.

Billabong Pro Tahiti – From August 11 to August 22

The professional surfers of the world compete on a water course with perfect waves in the famous pass from Hava’e to Teahupo’o. The best way to have an idea is to participate in this great surfing festival of the 7th stage of the world tour, while enjoying to see the wild site of Tahiti Iti (or Little Tahiti) with its mountains taking root on the water.

Hawaiki Nui Va’a (26th Edition) – From November 1st to November 3rd

“Va’a” or outrigger canoe is the ultimate traditional sport. Over 100 outriggers will race from Huahine to Raiatea, Tahaa and to Bora Bora. The mythical arrival of the race at Matira Point in Bora Bora is unreal and definitely a once in a lifetime experience.

ACCOMMODATION HIGHLIGHTS

CONNECTIONS BY AIR from Great Britain

The usual route from the UK is via Paris and Los Angeles with Air Tahiti Nui (The Islands of Tahiti’s national carrier) and Air France. British Airways, Virgin and Air New Zealand offer feeder flights from London to connect with Air Tahiti Nui.  Which fly’s once or twice daily from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to Faa’a International Airport (PPT).

Air Tahiti Nui

Nishi CAULLEECHURN

Key Account Manager

+44 844 482 1670, nishi.caulleechurn@apg-ga.co.uk

Gordon MACFARLAND

Product Manager

+44 (0)844 482 1675 gordon.macfarland@airtahitinui.co.uk

Air France

Trade support: +44 (0871) 222 2200 / +44 (0871) 222 5757

Customer Services and Bookings: +44 (0207) 660 0337

CONTACT

Tahiti Tourist Board

Sola Thomson

Account Manager

Sola@tahiti-tourisme.co.uk

0044 20 7593 1781

http://www.tahiti-tourisme.co.uk

Experience The Islands of Tahiti: https://www.youtube.com/user/TahitiTourisme

Incentive offer:

Win an exclusive Tahitian black pearl!

The Islands of Tahiti, birthplace of the signature overwater bungalow, are celebrating 50 years of the striking and unique accommodation sitting above its turquoise lagoon water that helped put the destination on the travel map.

To celebrate the 50th anniversary of the Overwater Bungalow, Tahiti Tourisme UK is rewarding the first 10 agents to sell at least 3 consecutive nights in an overwater bungalow an exclusive Tahitian black pearl.

Share your sales stats from 1st September to 15th October with us to be in with a chance of winning this prize.

Email juno@tahiti-tourisme.co.uk with stats and confirmations.

Time: GMT- 11 in the Islands of Tahiti.

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