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Star-Studded Film Launch Inspires Tahitian Deals


By Gwen O’Toole

A Couples Retreat, which premiered in Sydney last Thursday (1 October) has promoted first-ever luxury packages and air fare deals from Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane to the Tahitian islands.

To mark Tahiti’s star billing in the new Hollywood movie A Couples Retreat, Air Tahiti Nui, Qantas Holidays, Sofitel Hotels and Tahiti Tourisme are joining forces to make it possible for everyone to visit the fabled islands of Tahiti, Moorea and Bora Bora with a new range of holiday packages and air fares from Australia.

 
On the red carpet are visiting stars of the film, from left, Kristen Bell,
Faizon Love, Jason Bateman, Vince Vaughan and director Peter Billingsley

The film, which is set in the luxury St Regis Resort on the island of Bora Bora stars Vince Vaughan, Kristen Bell, Jason Bateman and others. The film premiere saw the red carpet arrival of the film’s stars Jason Bateman, Kristin Davis, Fazon Love and Peter Billingsley share the limelight with fire dancers and a Tahitian dance troupe flown in by Tahiti Tourisme.
Additionally twenty-five wholesalers and travel agents were lucky enough to bring a guest to help celebrate as guests of Tahiti Tourisme.

“Tahiti is one of the world’s most idyllic, romantic and aspirational destinations,” said Air Tahiti Nui’s regional director Australia, Craig Lee.

“This new movie once again showcases the beauty of our island home, and reinforces the popular description of Tahiti as heaven on earth.”

Tahiti Tourisme regional director Australia-New Zealand, Robert Thompson said stars like Vince Vaughan and Kristin Davis had given Tahiti a huge tick in the movie, which was mainly filmed in a luxury resort on the beautiful island of Bora Bora.

 
Fire performers and dancers at the Sydney film premiere, flown in by Tahiti Tourisme

“They join a long list of celebrities who have fallen in love with Tahiti,” he said adding they are using the film’s premiere to also launch a range of packages allowing more people to experience Tahiti.

For more information and to book these packages click here.

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