Tahiti specialist - Andrew Parchimowicz

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How long have you been in the industry? I have been in the travel industry as a travel consultant 13 years starting out in Travelworld which is now helloworld travel. Majority of the time I have been a travel consultant with the helloworld travel group of agents. I am now with Planetdwellers which is part of Independent Travel Group.

Which of our 118 islands have you visited? I spent 4 nights at Moorea Hilton in an overwater bungalow. I then took a 14 night cruise on Paul Gauguin Cruise Lines. We visited the islands of Tuamotus – Fakarava, Marquesas Islands – Fatu Hiva, Hiva Oa, Nuku Hiva, Society Islands – Huahine, Bora Bora, Taha’a, Moorea & Papeete. I loved Tahiti so much I am going back next year to do another 10 night Tahitian Island cruise.

What activity would you highly recommend to your clients? I would highly recommend doing a cruise around the Tahitian Islands. Whether it be a 7 nights, 10 nights or 14 nights. You really get to experience the true Tahitian Islands this way and meet the locals from the different islands.

What is your favourite memory? Cruising into Bora Bora. I have never seen anywhere in my life with such clear crystal waters and pristine beaches. It is truly stunning.

What would you love to do next time you visit? I would like to spend a few nights at St Regis Bora Bora in an overwater bungalow. I have heard from many people how amazing this resort is.

Piece of advice or something you did not know before experiencing the destination: I did not know you could swim with stingrays. I experienced this on a tour I did in Bora Bora where we were able to swim with them and feed them along with all the fish. This was a unique experience.

ANDREW PARCHIMOWICZ

andrew@planetdwellers.com.au

Cruise Specialist

Planetdwellers

Tahiti Tourisme NZ

Tahiti Tourisme AU