The TAHITI SUN TRAVEL NETWORK has a number of reciprocally linking websites and "partners" around the world in its ongoing efforts to spread Polynesian travel and tourism related information via the internet.
It would seem logical that ALL the "official" tourism websites and visitors guides for Tahiti and her islands would be listed here. There are, in fact, SEVERAL of them floating around in cyberspace. Interestingly, though, only ONE is reciprocally linking with us...
What's curious about this is that while ALL of them CLAIM to be interested in promoting tourism and travel in French Polynesia for the overall good of Polynesia, only one, it seems, has the hootzpah and confidence in itself to link to us.
Why do we say this and why do you suppose the other large "official tourism sites" continually refuse Tahiti Sun Travel's efforts at reciprocally linking them?
This has been a question puzzling us for years. While indeed many ARE linking various commercial sites regarding Tahitian tourism and travel from all over the world, it seems particularly clear to us now (after many years of trying) that these "official tourism sites" are VERY selective about who they reciprocally link. (VERY contrary to their public claims)
We don't undertand this at all... Isn't it true that our network of websites does a pretty good job in PROMOTING TOURISM in Tahiti and her islands? We are direct linking to over 65 local businesses and websites in Polynesia.
We at TST simply ask: What are they afraid of? Do they think we are "threatening their business" somehow? If they claim to truly want to promote tourism in Tahiti, then why do they continually IGNORE OUR Emails, pleas, calls, and requests for reciprocal links? (We even linked them one-way for over one year before finally writing this out of frustration)
All we can assume is that they are INTIMIDATED TO RECIPROCALLY LINK TO US because they think OUR SITES AND NETWORK IS BETTER AT PROMOTING TOURISM THAN THEIRS! (And all we can say regarding that is "oh well"... it probably is...) Maybe they really aren't interested in promoting tourism in Polynesia after all but instead are more interested in only promoting themselves?)
-webmaster comment- 4/18/07
The official Tahiti Tourism website. Lots of excellent information, LINKS, etc. pertaining to the Tahitian traveler.
As for the others in question, (see note above) regretfully, you'll just have to stumble upon them on the net somewhere.
OTHER TAHITIAN TRAVEL RELATED LINKS:
(feeling good about their reciprocal links with us)
The world's foremost guidebook and website on world travel has an excellent section on South Pacific travel and tourism.
SOUTH PACIFIC ORGANIZER
Moon Guidebook writer David Stanley's great collection of Polynesian related links and businesses.
RAIATEA: AN INTERESTING VISIT
Non- profit personal site for the island of Raiatea by someone who lives there and loves it... Nice stories and pictures.
Vacations info to tahiti and other French Polynesian island including Moorea, Bora Bora, Huahine and more.
Travel Pictures and Trip Journal of a visit to Tahiti, including Bora Bora, Moorea, and Papeete.
GOVISITTAHITI.COM - (Tahiti Vacations Information)
When one thinks of a vacation in French Polynesia, Tahiti is one of the first places that come to mind. However, what many people fail to realize is that aside from Tahiti, French Polynesia has so much more to offer. At GoVisitTahiti.com you can get all the information from travel to history about Tahiti and French Polynesia..
The global site for cruising sailors.
Custom yacht and boat building professionals based out of St. Petersburg, Russia.
Great site for international yachting with an emphasis on sailing around the Malta Islands.
TRUE STORY OF THE COUNTY OF ROXBURGH
The true story of the ship known as the County of Roxburgh that ended its long sailing career in 1906 in a cyclone off the Tuamotu islands chain. The details of her history prior to sinking, the crew that valiantly tried to save her, and her eventual demise on the coral reef is fascinating. Her wreckage can still be seen today on the atoll of Takaroa.
LNM CRUISE TRAVEL AGENCY
Houston LNM Cruise Travel Agency offers the best cruises with the best cruise company on the best cruise ships worldwide. Real time search, online reservation system.
CREWED YACHT CHARTERS
Motoryachts and sailing yachts around the world directly from owners or agents to your destination.
(Worldwide Travel Solutions)
Hotel accomodation available with DISCOUNTS, in all major cities worldwide including London, Paris, Madrid, Berlin, Chicago, Las Vegas, Los Angeles, Miami, Dallas, Washington, Houston, Atlanta, and New York.
Your online travel source - World wide online booking for hotels, cruises, rent a car, tickets, golf packages and our not to beat Hot Deals.
THE VACATION BARGAIN FINDER
The Vacation Bargain Finder helps you find a Dream Vacation, and then pay far less than you might believe possible.
Cheap Hotels and Cheaper Inns, Bed & Breakfast, Luxury Five Star Hotels and Resorts @ valuedhotels.com offering both Cheap and Luxury hotels in worldwide cities for your convenience.
BEST WESTERN HOTELS
Best Western Hotels, Best Western Motels & Best Western Inn are presented at best-western-reservation.com
French-Polynesia at OyMap.net - a world directory.
LINK WITH TST?
Although TST is a commercial enterprise and does in fact charge its linking customers to be on our network, this section of reciprocal links is for the numerous exceptions to our customer base. The majority of the links here are either non-commercial websites or sites that would never link to us anyway due to the nature of their businesses, content, or purpose. (i.e. competitors)
Other links in this section fall into various categories of tourism, world travel, hotel finders, etc., or simply "miscellaneous"- a varying group of quality links that merely exists because it's a well known fact that reciprocal links help both participants rankings in the search engines.)
No matter the reasons, ALL LINKS FROM US MUST BE RECIPROCAL!
If you'd like to list your site or business here, (feel free to make up a new category) we would enjoy taking a look at who you are and what you do... The easiest and fastest way to get a reciprocal link back from us is TO PUT OUR LINK (www.papeete.com) ON YOUR SITE SOMEWHERE AND THEN SEND US THE LINK URL. If we can find that linking page FROM YOUR HOMEPAGE, then we'll be happy to link you back pronto.
Porn sites, racism or hate related,
or gratuitious marketing sites need
Please send us an email now with your url for consideration.
Travel & Tourism Guides to the
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