Tahiti Tourisme Launches Global Audition for Trip of a Lifetime

Real Couples and Families Sought to Star in New Video Campaign Promoting The Islands of Tahiti

PAPEETE, The Islands of Tahiti, March 1, 2017 /CNW/ -- Today Tahiti Tourisme is launching a global audition for real couples and families to experience the trip of a lifetime as the stars of "Two Stories/One Mana," a new digital video series promoting The Islands of Tahiti to audiences around the world.

"Two Stories/One Mana" takes real travelers on a journey in The Islands of Tahiti and captures their experiences immersed in the islands' secluded beauty, unique Tahitian culture, world-class luxury and wild terrain. 

The series debuts today with videos featuring three real couples cast last summer from California and France.  To film more chapters, Tahiti Tourisme is searching for new stars – real couples and families – and expanding its casting call worldwide. See the series preview.

"The experiences of the real couples we filmed last year were so inspiring we knew we had to do sequels," said Tahiti Tourisme CEO Paul Sloan.  "People who are drawn to The Islands of Tahiti for our beautiful private beaches and relaxing world-class resorts can also find amazing adventures and discover the vibrant island culture and unique French Polynesian style. With this global audition, we again want to find real-life travelers, couples and also families, so we can share their genuine experiences in the islands and let people everywhere truly picture themselves here," said Sloan.

Series Premiere

Chapter 1 of "Two Stories/One Mana" premieres today with French couple Michel and Elisabeth.  In a surprise twist, they were separated from each other on camera and sent on different discoveries of the islands.

Elisabeth danced and made music, leisurely biked scenic trails, and swayed in a hammock at sunset. Michel got adventurous, jeeping in the jungle, swimming with sharks and plunging down a waterfall.

Diverse activities were chosen to let the couples experience "Mana," what the Tahitians have honored for centuries as the spiritual life force that surrounds and connects all living things.

Chapters 2 and 3, releasing in the coming weeks, feature the Mana stories of two more couples cast last year who also got to experience the islands' intriguing duality of experiences, from "getting away from it all" in an elegant overwater bungalow and lounging by a secluded lagoon, to "being a part of it all" with cultural immersion and adventure activities from the mountains to the sea.

"These days travelers are looking for meaningful ways to reconnect and disconnect in a busy, hyper-connected world," said Sloan. "We divided all of the couples to experience the many different sides to the islands, and also to help bring them in touch with Mana as an important and very moving part of the Tahitian culture and way of life.  Each couple marveled at how sharing their separate experiences at the end of the trip brought them closer and revealed surprising facets about both the destination and each other."

#TakeMeToTahiti

To audition, real couples and families should create a short, 15-second video saying what inspires them about The Islands of Tahiti and their top three favorite Tahiti activities, and then share their audition video on Facebook, Instagram or Twitter with the hashtag #TakeMeToTahiti.  The deadline to audition is April 5.

Three couples or families will be chosen as the new stars and announced in late April. They will spend 10 days in The Islands of Tahiti in June for a filmed adventure highlighting the islands' private luxury, stunning natural beauty, vibrant Tahitian culture and unique Mana experiences.

"For the couples we hosted last year it was the trip of a lifetime," said Sloan. "We hope their videos inspire travelers everywhere – those who have ever wanted to visit The Islands of Tahiti for the first time or return for a new experience – to seek out and embrace their own Mana here on their next vacation."

To watch the latest chapters in "Two Stories/One Mana" and keep up with the casting call, go to www.embracedbymana.com.

About Tahiti Tourisme 

Located in the South Pacific, The Islands of Tahiti are just eight hours by air from Los Angeles. Surrounded by pristine, crystal clear blue waters, the 118 islands and atolls offer natural beauty, authentic island culture, and unique French Polynesian style. The Islands of Tahiti are world-renowned for their white-sand beaches, stunning turquoise lagoons and landscapes ranging from coral atolls to volcanic mountain peaks. Each island offers a variety of accommodation from luxurious resorts with overwater villas, to family pensions to sailing via private charter or scheduled cruise. Privacy comes naturally in The Islands of Tahiti and offers visitors the space to relax and reconnect. Tahiti is halfway between California and Australia, on the same side of the International Date Line as North America and in the same time zone as Hawaii. Visit www.tahiti-tourisme.com or call (310) 414-8484.

 

SOURCE Tahiti Tourisme

For further information: Kat Burnside, 916.384.7150 kat@monarch9.com, http://www.tahiti-tourisme.com

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