After a successful career in banking industry, Mareva and her husband Vatea acquired e-Tahiti Travel in 2018 and started a family adventure !
The world of travelling has always fascinated Mareva. Growing up in French Polynesia, she talks about her “Fenua” with the greatest passion.
Trough e-Tahiti Travel, Mareva is committed to promoting the beauty, charm and quality of life of Tahiti and its island to a larger number of travelers who dreams of our island life. Premium quality tailored services, professionalism and efficiency, passion and pride of her origin are values that she possesses and become center core of her services.
His favorite island: Moorea, sister island of Tahiti, is very close and so exotic.
His favorite Polynesian dish : the eina’a fritters made by her mother, is a true dedicacy based on small fish.
Born in Cantal, France, Loic grew up in the family hotel where his father officiates as a chef. During his childhood he develops his taste for hospitality and customer service.
After obtaining a bachelor’s degree, a scientific series in 1996, he returned to his first love and joined the Hospitality industry, where he obtained a BTS and then a Hotel Management license.
His hotel career took him to Paris, London and then Tahiti in 2002 where he held operational positions and then commercial positions at IHG, Starwood and Pearl Resorts of Tahiti. Very quickly Loic realizes that the sweetness of life in Tahiti and the simplicity of relations with the Polynesians are assets that have no price and decided to settle in Tahiti in a sustainable way.
It is quite natural that a good meeting with Mareva and Vatea makes him want to accept the proposed challenge and decides to join the team of e-Tahiti Travel in 2018.
Her favorite island : Moorea, so close to her big sister and yet so different.
His favorite dishes : The truffade that his dad cooked every week and the tuna tartare with mango.
Director of Sales
Determined to change her life, Maryline left her native Haute Savoie for Tahiti in 2004.
Even though she has never worked in tourism, since she speaks fluent Spanish and English, she quickly integrated the local tourism industry and found her calling.
She fell very quickly “in love with the islands”, as she is pleased to say!
Passionate about Polynesia, its inhabitants and its culture, she travels from island to atoll in search of new experiences and likes to share them with clients, colleagues and close ones.
For her, the diversity of landscapes, accommodations, excursions to be found in Polynesia allows for travel experiences to meet everyone’s expectations. Maryline remains convinced that any person setting foot in our territory, cannot leave without being fascinated by the Polynesian “Mana”.
Her favorite island: Moorea for its bays, mountains & lagoon
Her favorite Polynesian dish: Teahupoo shrimps with coconut milk
Product and Sales Manager
Herald became a travel consultant by curious coincidence.
He had originally decided on an English teaching career, and left for the United States to perfect his English. He lived in San Diego (USA) from 2004 to 2006, during which, he worked as a travel consultant for a travel company. From that moment on, he found his passion. Back to Tahiti in 2006, Herald worked for a well-known local travel agency, obtaining in-depth knowledge of the Polynesian tourism market through various relationships.
Since December 2011, Herald works at eTahiti Travel, and counts as one of our travel consultants, specialized in English-speaking clients. Every call received by Herald, is a real linguistic experience.
His favorite island: Tubuai, representing many pleasant memories, where he used to spend his childhood with his grandparents.
His favorite Polynesian dish: Ipo. He likes to eat this traditional bread with coconut milk.
Born in New Caledonia and originally from Tahiti, it was normal that a return in Polynesia be to plan during its childhood. To be able to practice foreign languages and passionate of travel, Vaite decided to integrate a catering school.
After 1 year in the United States for an improvement in English, Vaite worked during 20 years for a big luxury hotel chain which allowed her to acquire a work experience as reservations agent to sell better with the essential values of the Hotels mark in Moorea, Huahine, Bora Bora and Rangiroa.
In 2013, Vaite decides to join a travel agency more based in relation with Foreign Tour operators during 3 years. This job also gave her the opportunity to have a better knowledge of the products which French Polynesia can offer as long as hotels, guesthouses and excursionists.
Having joined the Etahiti Travel Team recently and with a good Tourism Experience, Vaite would be delighted to organize a superb stay closer to your expectations.
Her favorite island: Tahiti Iti, more particularly Teahupoo a part of heaven still protected far from the tumults of the city and Tahaa where I spent unforgettable holidays on our magnificent “Motu” (islet).
Her favorite dish: The raw fish “Taioro” and the fishes of the Lagoon on BBQ.
Born and raised in Moorea, Tahiti’s sister island, Mateata is a beautiful blend of two cultures.
With an Australian father and a Tahitian Mother, she has always identified herself as a true citizen of the world.
After completing her studies, she decided to work in the tourism industry, putting her bi-cultural assets to good use. She worked for four years in a 4-star hotel in Moorea as a receptionist.
With a keen desire and cultural pride to offer more to visitors, she joined the E-Tahiti Travel team as a full-fledged travel agent and she will be very pleased to help you design a customized trip to our beautiful islands.
Her favorite island: The Island of her birth, Moorea where her heart belongs
Her favorite Polynesian dish: Mahi Mahi with vanilla sauce
Born in Africa and back to France at the age of 10, Audrey grew up with a thirst to discover the world. After studying at a hotel school, she worked in many luxury hotels in the UK, USA, and Polynesia where she participated in the opening of the Four Seasons Bora Bora in 2008.
Audrey discovered diving and succumbed to the fascination of the extraordinary marine life. In Fakarava and in Rangiroa, alongside her companion, a passionate scuba instructor, she became involved in the Topdive Dive Centers located on the two atolls. She assisted effectively and advised divers from around the world.
After 6 years in the Tuamotu atolls, she joined the agency to share her knowledge of the islands and diving in Polynesia.
Her favorite island : Fakarava for its diversity and coral
Her favorite Polynesian dish: Korori (oyster muscle) carpaccio
Born in the Philippines, she spent her weekends and summers at her parents’ seaside hotel specializing in nautical sports. With her parents, she started scuba diving at a very young age and became a PADI certified dive master at 18. She is passionate about travel and she likes learning about new cultures and meeting people from around the world. English is her native language and it has allowed her to visit various countries like Chili, Thailand, Japan, most of Western Europe, Canada and the US – notably where she obtained her MBA. She discovered French Polynesia and finally settled in Tahiti in 1990, working in various areas such as English translation and tourism. She is now part of the e-Tahiti Travel team as a travel consultant specializing in scuba diving since August 2011. With 400 dives under her belt and knowledge of the Topdive centers, she will be pleased to answer any questions regarding any diver’s travel and diving needs.
Her favorite island: Fakarava, because of its wild beauty and its incredible marine life.
Her favorite Polynesian dish: Eina’a fritters. This local snack is prepared with little fish fried, traditional of the islands called Eina’a.
Mary Anne DEL MUNDO
Moira is passionate about travel and foreign cultures. After her communications degree in the audio-visual sector in Paris, she moved to Huahine in 1994, a quiet island part of the Leeward Islands of Polynesia. There she met her future “tane” (husband). She naturally turned to the tourism sector, having worked for the Tourism Office, hotels and excursion companies. In 2003, she worked for Air Tahiti (domestic airline) and Air Tahiti Nui (international flagship airline). Thus armed with a wealth of knowledge and an obvious taste for travel, this Irish gal joined our team. You cannot be in better hands for organizing a more pleasant stay in French Polynesia.
Her favorite island: Her beloved Huahine for its authentic beauty and simplicity.
Her favorite Polynesian dish: She loves “fafaru ature”. This local meal is made with fish marinated in seawater. It smells like an overipe cheese with an “unforgettable” taste…
Lauriane is passionate about French Polynesia for more than 10 years.
Following her mother’s professional transfer to Polynesia, Lauriane arrived in Tahiti in 2004 for the first time. She seized the opportunity to travel around the islands and very quickly fell in love with the wonders of Polynesia.
She studied tourism in La Rochelle, France and has always been motivated by her desire to return permanently to French Polynesia. Having taken a liking to travel, she decided to do all her internships abroad in order to discover other cultures, and be enriched by new experiences, traveling through Bali to the United States, Europe, etc.
It is during her last year that she decided to return to Tahiti to do her last internship at the Manava Pearl Beach Resort in Moorea as a receptionist.
To validate her diploma, she returned to France, and joined a travel agency specializing in Polynesia to keep a foot in Tahiti despite the 18 thousand kilometers separation!
It is after almost 2 years in Paris that Lauriane was finally able to return to the Fenua and joined e-Tahiti Travel team to make her Polynesian dream come true for future travelers.
Her favorite island: Without hesitation, Maupiti for its natural beauty and its lovely population.
Her favorite Polynesian dish: Sashimi (raw tuna slivers on a bed of cabbage, accompanied by sauce and rice)
Born in Toulon, Maeva grew up between Rangiroa and Tahiti in the course of her studies and at the heart of her family. Wanting to master Mandarin, she left for Paris where she undertook Foreign Language Studies and Oriental Civilizations and then validated her BTS Tourism degree back in Tahiti. She joined Air Tahiti where she held various positions always in customer relations, and specialized in the discovery of the islands and hidden Polynesian paradise. For personal reasons, Maeva returned to live on the atoll of Rangiroa where she renewed her bonds with her family living on this coral ring for thirty years. After several jobs in pearl farming, tourism and trade, she spent five years as a front desk manager at a hotel on site. Needing a new challenge, she returned to Tahiti to join the e-Tahiti travel team and started a new adventure.
Her favorite island: a particular affection for Rangiroa.
Her favorite Polynesian dish : the famous local “poisson cru” or raw fresh Tuna fish with coconut milk.
Fascinated since childhood by nature and the great outdoors, Melanie has always had a taste for travel. In 2012, she moved to Australia with a working Holiday Visa. Wanting to see more, she extended her trip to New Zealand. Before coming back, she came to visit her cousin living in Tahiti. She immediately fell in love with the landscape, people and lifestyles in French Polynesia and 3 years later, she even organized her honeymoon in these idyllic islands.
Back in France, she shared her passion for the destination working as a travel agent specializing in French Polynesia for a few years but, quickly the sweetness of life and the authenticity of these islands will be missed. Now back in Tahiti once again, she will be delighted to plan your dream vacation.
Her favorite island: Tahaa, wild and enchanting, it is a beautiful gem!
Her favorite Polynesian dish: The famous raw fish with coconut milk
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