Stopover in Tahiti for Free on Air Tahiti Nui
Ever want to visit the white sugary sands and turquoise waters of Tahiti, but think you don't have the cash? One airline is making it possible for travelers to get a taste of the island, for free.
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Air Tahiti Nui, an airline that services the French Polynesia paradise, is extending its stopover deal for travelers flying from Los Angeles to Australia and New Zealand who would like to spend a short holiday on the island. Those taking advantage of the promotion will get a layover long enough to get a feel for the island, which could even last up to a few days. Of course, you'll still have to pay for a place to stay, but with the hotel discounts as low as $50 per person offered as part of the promotion, travelers can make a quick stopover for a fraction of the cost that honeymooners and vacationers normally pay for the privilege for soaking up the Tahiti sunshine.
The stopover option is available for Air Tahiti Nui flights booked before August 31st from Los Angeles to either Sydney, Australia or Auckland, New Zealand as their final destination.
Several of the island's luxury resorts are also offering discount rates and free night specials to lure in travelers who take advantage of the stopover. Le Meridien Tahiti is offering the first night free and $70 per person for every night afterward, while Radisson Plaza Resort Tahiti, Sofitel Resort Tahiti, and Intercontinental Resort Tahiti are offering starting rates as low as $50 per person.
There are a few catches in the fine print, however. The stopover is only valid for roundtrip travel from now until May 31st and from August 21st through December 8th 2010. The stopover is also limited to three nights maximum, but may be used for both directions of your journey. For more information, visit the Air Tahiti Nui website.