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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.


"I have dealt with Annie Smits and her colleagues at The Travel Group for the past 10 years for both business and pleasure travel.  On the business side, Annie has been terrific, delivering exactly what I need.  I have 100% confidence that she will book the optimal flights and accommodation based on my priorities.  Most importantly, when I am in a jam (cancelled flights, change of plans, etc.), she is instantly accessible to help me out.  On the pleasure side, the folks at The Travel Group are very willing to do the ground work to plan the ideal vacation.  They are extremely patient and accommodating when I change my mind again and again about where I want to go.  I would highly recommend Annie Smits and The Travel Group for both personal and pleasure travel arrangements."


David B., Jim Pattison Group
February 19, 2010


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