'Tahiti Non-Stop Week' Celebrates Launch of Non-Stop Service to Tahiti From NYC on Air Tahiti Nui

Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti Debuts at Time Warner Center

Apr 26, 2005, 01:00 ET from Air Tahiti Nui

    NEW YORK, April 26 /PRNewswire/ -- April may be the cruelest month but not
 for New Yorkers.  The Big Apple takes on an enthusiastic infusion of tropical
 warmth as Tahiti Non-Stop Week unfolds around town April 26 - 29 in a series
 of artistic, culinary and cultural events celebrating the unbroken line that
 is about to connect Tahiti and Her Islands with New York and her East Coast
 neighbors (http://www.nyctotahitinonstop.com).
     For travelers eager to try out the first-ever non-stop flights between New
 York and Tahiti beginning July 4th on Air Tahiti Nui (the national carrier of
 French Polynesia), Tahiti Non-Stop Week will preview the temptations of the
 legendary South Seas destination -- just as the flights will make the islands
 used as the model for James Michener's Bali Hai a viable alternative to
 vacations in Hawaii and the Caribbean.
     Some 150 Tahitians will be on hand for the festivities -- including
 performing members of the celebrated Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti, newly
 elected Tahitian President Oscar Temaru, Tahiti tourism officials, general
 managers of fabled island resorts and the thrilling Nuku A Haka dance troupe
 from the remote Marquesas Islands.
     Tahiti Non-Stop Week beckons by teasing each of the five senses --
      * The magic of Les Grands Ballets de Tahiti at the Time Warner Center
        (10 Columbus Circle, Manhattan) Wednesday, April 27 @ 12:30pm and 5pm;
        Thursday, April 28 @ 12:30pm.
      * Taste Tahitian Vanilla in everything from a Fraise Sauvage to a confit
        of duck and fois gras at three locations:
        Public, 210 Elizabeth Street, 212-343-0918
        Employees Only, 510 Hudson Street, 212-242-3021
        21 Club, 21 W. 52nd St, 212-582-7200
      * Travelers inspired by the events of Tahiti Non-Stop Week won't have to
        go far to learn just how easy it will be to get to Tahiti and Her
        Islands on the new non-stop flights -- they can visit Tahitian travel
        experts at Spring Fair 2005, Vanderbilt Hall, Grand Central Station,
        every day April 27 through May 7.
     To learn more about the first-ever non-stop flights between New York City
 and Tahiti and Her Islands, visit http://www.nyctotahitinonstop.com or call
 toll-free 1-866-456-6000.
     Air Tahiti Nui
     Air Tahiti Nui will operate on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays from John
 F. Kennedy International Airport's Terminal 4 with nonstop service to Papeete,
     Air Tahiti Nui was ranked Best Airline for the Pacific in the 2004 Skytrax
 airline survey.  It was ranked in the top five in the Cabin Staff category.
     For information on schedules and fares, contact 212-922-1860 or toll-free
 1-866-835-9286, or visit Air Tahiti Nui online at

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