South Pacific Management runs a swathe of Polynesia’s top resorts, including Le Manava Suite Resort Tahiti ****, Le Manava Beach Resort & Spa Moorea ****, Le Tikehau Pearl Beach Resort & Spa ****, and Le Hangaroa Eco Village & Spa *****. Established in 1987, SPM offers “intimate and authentic experiences in tranquil and secluded locations throughout Polynesia”. Hotel locations include Tahiti, Moorea, Tikehau and Easter Island.

The group’s director of sales and marketing, Sophie Bessou, is no stranger to professionals at ITB Berlin, having previously worked as Sales Manager of Tahiti Nui Travel Group for 11 years, as well as working for five years for Hilton group.

According to Ms Bessou, the three “USPs” of the group are: “We provide luxury accommodations within an authentic Polynesian setting; priority is given to traditions, culture and ecology of Pacific’s Hidden Paradise; and Manea Spa, the signature spa brand of SPM, embraces the Tahitian holistic care philosophy of massage.”

She tells ITB Berlin News that key target groups include honeymooners, wedding anniversaries, celebrations, families, senior & divers. The goal being to send people back home with a lasting memory of Polynesia’s “romance, culture, people and beauty, which we hope will always be present in our life”