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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.


Annie – we had an absolutely fabulous time. I cannot thank you enough for the awesome work you did for us in arranging our vacation. The hotels were great and we followed your recommendations for a number of things – enjoyed the market, loved Bloody Mary’s :0) The Hilton was marvelous and honestly – Bora Bora is simply the most beautiful place on earth; I had no idea it was possible for the ocean to be so many shades of turquoise. The snorkeling was fantastic – right off the deck of our villa – so much more goodness I could go on and on.
I have been thrown back into work like mad since my return yet I still walk around with a huge smile on my face. I have shared some experiences and pictures with friends and given your name as a recommendation to anyone who will listen.
Robyn Wallace and family, Capcom Game Studio Vancouver
April 7, 2011


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