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Annie Smits
Account Manager, CTC, 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.

 

Testimonials:

"After 45 plus years in the music business and after working with countless travel agencies and travel agents I can now say that I have found the agency and agent that makes me feel like I'm talking to home. Comfortable, friendly, and upbeat come to mind when I think of working with Annie at the Travel Group (and all the others agents I have worked with there). I can trust that I will always get the best available price the best scheduled flight and the right hotel and van for my needs. My calls and e-mails are always answered promptly. I can say that I get through to Annie almost 100% of the time that I call. All the people that I have worked with at the Travel Group (especially Annie) have gone the extra mile for me and it is appreciated. I understand that in these changing times of air travel what was good or allowed yesterday might be bad and gone today and Annie walks me through these changes with great care. I would highly recommend the Travel Group to anyone for all business and personal travel arrangements."

Brian Smith, Singer, Guitarist, Trooper
February 17, 2009

 

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