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Bonus FAQs - Tahiti

How many people are entitled to travel on this vacation check?

We want to take out children with us. Can they get the same airfare?

How much will the tickets cost?

I saw a deal on-line for Tahiti; can you get me that same airfare?

Where do I fly into when I arrive in Tahiti?

If I want to visit other islands, how do I get there?

How long does it take to get there from Los Angeles?

Do you take care of my hotel and car?

What if I decide to stay longer than I originally purchased? Will that be OK?

Do I need a Passport to travel to Tahiti?

My minor children are going too. Do they need a passport?

Where can I get a passport or travel visa?

How long can I stay in Tahiti?

Do I have to get any shots before I go?

What currency do they use in Tahiti?

Can I use American currency in Tahiti?

Can I use my credit card or traveler's check?

What is the weather like in Tahiti?

What kind of clothes should I pack?

What time zone is Tahiti in?

Can you help us book our rooms?

I don't live in California; do I have to fly out of Los Angeles?

What airlines will I be flying on?

Can I choose the airline I want to fly?

I have frequent flyer miles on another airline; will I be able to upgrade?

What is there to do in Tahiti?

Can I rent a car while I am there?

What language is spoken in Tahiti?

If I register after the 45 days, will I still be able to travel?

How soon after we register will our travel plans be confirmed?

How soon after I am confirmed do I have to pay for my trip?

I am making my reservations now to travel in about six (6) months. Can I make a deposit and make payments until the balance is paid off?

After I arrive in Tahiti, how do I get to my hotel?

Where will I be staying?

I bought my airline tickets but my boss won't give me the time of to travel. How do I get my money back?

My 18-year-old is graduating from high school. Can I buy tickets to Tahiti for him and a classmate?

How do I reuse this offer?

I don't want a paper ticket. Is that OK?

I don't plan to go to Tahiti; can I get my money back for this card?

What happens if I don't get to travel before December 15, 2010?

What are all of the numbers at the bottom of my travel card?

Where is my Passport number?

How do I contact you?

I sent my vacation check last month and I've already received my confirmation letter. When do I send my money?

I don't want to send my payment now; can I just pay when I get to the airport?

Is this price good to other cities?

How soon after I am confirmed do I have to pay for my airline tickets?

Can I give this to a friend or family member?



Pre-paid and discounted airfare
Fully transferable
More than 40 complimentary room nights
Discounts of up to 60% on Carnival or Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
Holiday Passport travel cards make wonderful gifts.

How many people are entitled to travel on this vacation check?

The Tahiti Bonus Travel Card was designed for up to four (4) passengers to travel together. You are entitled to purchase two fully paid tickets and two tickets at the 50% discount for the same itinerary. If you have more than four people traveling at the same time, one of our knowledgeable agents will be happy to help you with any additional airline reservations you might require at the time of booking.

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We want to take out children with us. Can they get the same airfare?

As long as it does not exceed the maximum number of passengers (for this offer, 4) you may purchase for children too.

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How much will the tickets cost?

Rates vary depending on the time of year and the availability for the dates you select.

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I saw a deal on-line for Tahiti; can you get me that same airfare?

We will book you the lowest non-promotional airfare through our contracted suppliers at the time of your travel. Just remember that you will be saving 50% off the second ticket.

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Where do I fly into when I arrive in Tahiti?

You will arrive at the capital city of Papeete on the northwest coast of the island of Tahiti.

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If I want to visit other islands, how do I get there?

Inter island travel within the islands of French Polynesia is easy. They offer modern airstrips, well-paved highways, boats and ferries, and a bus system. Most methods of transport are affordably priced and even though you are on an island, they tend to run on time. There are also plenty of taxis, referred to as "Le Truck" which are usually mini-trucks with seats in the back.

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How long does it take to get there from Los Angeles?

Tahiti is just a 7 1/2-hour flight from Los Angeles. The island is situated just south of the equator, about half way between Australia and South America. Tahiti is in the same time zone as Hawaii, but since it is in the Southern Hemisphere, the seasons are reversed.

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Do you take care of my hotel and car?

This Bonus offer is only for discount air from Los Angeles to Tahiti. However, our travel professionals will gladly assist you with your hotel and/or a car, or any other travel requirements you may have.

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What if I decide to stay longer than I originally purchased? Will that be OK?

Changes are not allowed on these special fares. Once ticketed, you must travel on the itinerary that was confirmed for you.

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Do I need a Passport to travel to Tahiti?

All passengers entering French Polynesia must possess a valid passport and an outbound ticket. (Your passport must be valid for six (6) months beyond your scheduled return date.) A United States "Green Card" is not considered a travel document.

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My minor children are going too. Do they need a passport?

All travelers will be required to provide a passport.

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Where can I get a passport or travel visa?

You may want to visit the web site www.state.gov. This site provides information on how to obtain either of these documents. If you do not have access to the Internet, check with your local United States Post Office for the location near you that has a Passport Office.

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How long can I stay in Tahiti?

United States citizens may stay no more than one (1) month without a visa. Visitors of other nationalities should check with their nearest French Consulate or Embassy for travel requirements.

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Do I have to get any shots before I go?

Currently no immunization or shots against local disease is required to enter Tahiti.

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What currency do they use in Tahiti?

The currency in Tahiti is the Central Pacific Franc. The currency code is "XPF." Please contact your local bank for the rate of exchange and any other questions you may have on how to obtain the Central Pacific Franc. You should change your currency into CFP when you get to Tahiti. Money can be exchanged at the airport bank upon arrival, even in the middle of the night, or later at a bank in any island (banks charge a service fee). Hotels and some businesses will change your currency, but not at the bank rate.

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Can I use American currency in Tahiti?

Some establishments will accept United States dollars. But it is much easier to conclude transactions if you have exchanged currency to the Central Pacific Franc.

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Can I use my credit card or traveler's check?

Most credit cards are widely accepted and cash advances can be obtained from a bank. You will be required to show your passport to cash a traveler's check.

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What is the weather like in Tahiti?

Since Tahiti is a tropical area, it is subject to rainstorms throughout the year. There is no "dry" season, and it may rain at anytime. However, there are no monsoons or cyclones and there is a LOT of sunshine. During the months of October through the end of March, it is considered their wet season. From April through September it is generally dryer.

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What kind of clothes should I pack?

Casual style and since it is a warm climate your clothing choices should be light. The evenings also remain mild and you will seldom need more than a light wrap. Don't forget plenty of sunscreen.

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What time zone is Tahiti in?

Tahiti is two (2) hours behind Pacific Standard Time. (Make it three (3) hours during the summer.)

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Can you help us book our rooms?

Yes! We would be more than happy to assist you in any way we can. Please keep in mind that we are a full service travel agency and are here to make your vacation as pleasant as possible.

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I don't live in California; do I have to fly out of Los Angeles?

Yes, in order to receive this special airfare discount, you are required to depart from Los Angeles. We will be happy to arrange for travel to/from your home city if requested. You will be responsible for the additional fare for these tickets. If you'd like to spend time in the San Diego or Los Angeles area pre/post your trip to Tahiti, let your travel agent know. We'll be happy to arrange that for you. While there will be an additional charge, our attractive rates will be utilized to book your stay.

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What airlines will I be flying on?

We use many different airlines with regularly scheduled service to Tahiti from Los Angeles. These include Air Tahiti Nui and Hawaiian Airlines, to name a few.

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Can I choose the airline I want to fly?

Our preferred airline partners make these low rates available to our valued clients.

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I have frequent flyer miles on another airline; will I be able to upgrade?

Unfortunately, due to the special low rate, available only to Holiday Passport owners, upgrades are not permitted.

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What is there to do in Tahiti?

There is something for everyone in this tropical paradise. There is snorkeling, diving, fishing, shark feeding boat trips, biking, horseback riding, tennis, surfing, windsurfing, and tours to local ruins, plantations and other vistas. On Moorea, you can even sign up for a Dolphin Quest experience and actually swim with the dolphins!

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Can I rent a car while I am there?

Yes. Just ask your agent when they contact you to plan your vacation. Traffic is on the right.

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What language is spoken in Tahiti?

The official languages of French Polynesia are French and Tahitian though most tourism staff speaks English.

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If I register after the 45 days, will I still be able to travel?

We must travel the people that have complied with the registration deadlines first, but we will always try to fulfill your travel requests. Just remember that everything is based on space availability, so it is a good idea to register early. Remember! Registering your vacation check does not obligate you to travel.

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How soon after we register will our travel plans be confirmed?

Receipt of your request will be acknowledged within 14 days and you will be confirmed as soon a possible.

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How soon after I am confirmed do I have to pay for my trip?

Because of the great demand for these specially priced airline tickets to Tahiti, payment is usually due within 24 hours of confirmation of your reservation. Your agent will go over all the details once you are confirmed. This special rate is only guaranteed once paid in full.

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I am making my reservations now to travel in about six (6) months. Can I make a deposit and make payments until the balance is paid off?

Unfortunately, we are not able to offer payment plans. Our inventory is capacity controlled. In order for us to maintain these exceptionally low fares, we must pay for the seats when confirmed.

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After I arrive in Tahiti, how do I get to my hotel?

Our friendly staff will be happy to advise you on available transportation options.

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Where will I be staying?

This travel offer does not include a hotel or resort stay. Our agents will be happy to help you select the accommodations best suited for your vacation and book them for you. Just let them know you want us to take care of it for you when we are booking your airline tickets. Whether it's an over-the-water bungalow or a simple hotel room, we will gladly assist you with all your travel requirements.

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I bought my airline tickets but my boss won't give me the time of to travel. How do I get my money back?

Regrettably, once confirmed, we are unable to change the tickets or refund your money. Please plan ahead before finalizing your purchase.

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My 18-year-old is graduating from high school. Can I buy tickets to Tahiti for him and a classmate?

One person must be at least 18 years of age to utilize this fabulous offer.

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How do I reuse this offer?

We will send you a reservation request form with your airline tickets. If you decide to travel again on this exciting offer, just fill it out and send it to us. Our agents will be happy to book you again!

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I don't want a paper ticket. Is that OK?

Sorry, the airline determines the policy for these tickets. We can not guarantee you will be issued an electronic ticket.

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I don't plan to go to Tahiti; can I get my money back for this card?

Passport Checks are not redeemable for cash or any other consideration. You may want to give it to a friend or family member if you are unable to utilize it.

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What happens if I don't get to travel before December 15, 2010?

Holiday Travel works diligently to develop these terrific travel discounts. If this offer becomes unavailable, we will do everything we can to offer a similar or better travel opportunity.

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What are all of the numbers at the bottom of my travel card?

These are registration numbers issued by the states that require them.

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Where is my Passport number?

It is located on your passport registration form and on each vacation check.

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How do I contact you?

Holiday Travel of America
6405 El Camino Real
Carlsbad, CA, USA 92009-2802
Toll free: 1-888-732-2479
Fax: 1-760-431-3131
Email help@htoa.com

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I sent my vacation check last month and I've already received my confirmation letter. When do I send my money?

The letter you received was an acknowledgment letter to let you know we received your request. You will not receive a confirmation letter until your travel agent finalizes your reservation and you have paid in full.

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I don't want to send my payment now; can I just pay when I get to the airport?

No, these special fares are only available from Holiday Travel and must be paid within 24-48 hours to guarantee the reservation.
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Is this price good to other cities?

While we have discount fares available to many destinations, this special fare is only available to Tahiti. As a full-service travel agency, we will be happy to provide travel arrangements to any city that you choose.

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How soon after I am confirmed do I have to pay for my airline tickets?

Because of the great demand for these specially priced airline tickets to Tahiti, payment is usually due within 24 hours of your confirmation. Your agent will advise you once you are confirmed. This special rate is only guaranteed once paid in full.

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Can I give this to a friend or family member?

Absolutely! As long as they meet the requirements described in the Details of Participation. You can go on-line and assign the Bonus Travel Card to either a friend or a family member, or simply fill out the corresponding Passport Check with their name and information and note that this is a "gift". We do ask that you provide them with a copy of the Travel Card and Details of Participation to ensure they understand their trip and how to use it.

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