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, Tahiti. 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 http://www.nyctotahitinonstop.com.
SOURCE Air Tahiti Nui