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Annie Smits
Account Manager, Tahiti Tiare Specialist

Phone Number: (604) 605-5178

Expertise: Tahiti, Australia, New Zealand, New York, London, corporate travel.  Tahiti Tiare Specialist 

Bio: We sometimes call her "travel agent to the stars," because of her celebrity clientele; but really, Annie is our star. She's been with us virtually since the beginning of The Travel Group, and is a big part of the fun atmosphere and high standards of this company. Don't be alarmed at her crazy voicemail messages! A bit of a globetrotter, she has lived abroad in Australia and Greece, but still loves hanging out in her native home, the north shore (Vancouver).

Hobbies:  Movies, photography, skating, swimming (at Whytecliff), entertaining with family & friends, and tracking the career of her talented son.

Travel tips:  Always take out travel insurance.  Pack your suitcase one week before travelling, then remove half of it the day before you leave.  Photocopy all your ID, credit cards, passport, important contact numbers, and leave the info in your suitcase. And finally, I firmly believe that everyone should go to Tahiti at least once in their lifetime - it is heaven on earth!

Photos: Click here for my recent travel photos!


The Tahiti Tiare* Program, is the official destination specialist program of Tahiti Tourisme North America. To become a certified specialist you must satisfy the following requirements:

  1. Attend a Tahiti Tourisme Workshop.
  2. Attend an intensive training session conducted by a Tahiti Partner.
  3. Complete a familiarization trip to Tahiti.
  4. Complete four bookings to Tahiti per year.
  5. Take the Tiare study course, and pass the exams.

The program is named after the Tiare Flower of Tahiti.



The trip was wonderful. Tahiti is such a beautiful place! It was really the perfect place to go for a honeymoon! 
We were so happy  we decided to stay in the overwater bungalows the whole time  The water in Moorea was incredible - it was like our very own giant aquarium! We saw fish that I didn't even know existed - everything from Titan Triggerfish to puffer fish, all kinds of rays and sharks - it was amazing.  The hotel room at the Hilton in Moorea was beautiful - we were blown away! 
Our flight to Bora Bora, and all the transfers went great. I'm so glad we had all the vouchers, and instructions - really made everything very clear and easy!  Bora Bora was also absolutely incredible!! What an amazing place! The staff at the Hilton Bora Bora Nui were really great - very good service. 

Bloody Marys  was EXCELLENT! Such a fun place - I could have eaten there every night!  

Overall, the trip was wonderful. I think we should quit our jobs here, and go work at a hotel bar in Bora Bora forever.
Thank you SO MUCH for all the work you did organizing the trip for us - it made it so easy and smooth for us! 
Tiff & Andrew
October 27, 2010


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