|By PR Newswire||
|November 18, 2012 10:01 PM EST||
LOS ANGELES, Nov. 18, 2012 /PRNewswire/ -- For the first time since 2010, "Oprah's Favorite Things" returned for a two-hour special event on OWN: Oprah Winfrey Network. Like never before, the show revealed the must-have gifts for this holiday season to a group of unsuspecting Military Spouse of the Year finalists in Washington D.C. The final surprise of the night came when Oprah Winfrey, working with Tourism Fiji, surprised the spouses with a trip of a lifetime to the beautiful Fiji Islands and Namale, Fiji's #1 Resort & Spa. The trip includes two round trip tickets on Air Pacific, Fiji's International airline and Pacific Sun, along with a five-night stay at the luxurious all-inclusive Namale Resort & Spa.
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A group from The Conservatorium of Music in Fiji were chosen to unveil the final "Oprah's Favorite Thing: 2012" gift to the unsuspecting group of military spouses. They entered the room singing in cultural attire and entertained the spouses, along with Oprah Winfrey, with a traditional spear dance. Amidst wild cheers and tears of joy, it was revealed that eight of the spouses had never had a honeymoon, and others had not been on a vacation with just their spouse in many years.
The television special "Oprah's Favorite Thing: 2012" will re-air November 23 at 9 p.m. ET/PT on OWN.
For more information regarding the getaway, please visit: www.Oprah.com/favoritethings
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About the Fiji Islands
The land of the 'BulaSpirit' and home to some of the world's happiest and friendliness people, it is without question that Fiji remains one of the world's favorite overseas holiday destinations.Offering perfect weather on a year-round basis, this sun-kissed, azure-sea surrounded collection of more than 300 volcanic islands and coral atolls and its famously smiling open hearted people table the perfect 'across the board' holiday solution with a myriad of destinations and activities offered within the archipelago.Multi-faceted Fiji truly offers something for everyone – from romantic hideaways to fun-filled family holidays, and lush, luxury island resorts to boutique cruising and a huge range of soft adventure activities.For more information, visit www.FijiMe.tv.
About Namale - Fiji's #1 Resort &Spa
Namale is the getaway for romance, relaxation, pampering and a spiritual renewal. Located on the edge of the Koro Sea in Savusavu, Fiji, the award-winning, all-inclusive, five-star resort and spa is recognized as the #1 Most Romantic Resorts in the South Pacific by Trip Advisor's Travelers Choice Awards. The 525-acre resort and spa boasts 19 unique villas and bures, a generous list of all inclusive activities and a world-class spa, recently recognized as a 2012 Spa Finder Readers Choice, Country Winner. Namale is owned by Tony Robbins, peak performance coach, best selling author, and leading life and business strategist. For more information, visit www.namalefiji.com.
About Air Pacific
Air Pacific, Fiji's International Airline, (soon to be Fiji Airways), has been connecting the world to Fiji and the South Pacific for over 60 years, flying to 15 cities in 10 countries. Pacific Sun operates the domestic Fiji routes serving 9 destinations within Fiji. Together the two airlines fly more than 500 flights a week, carrying 1.1 million passengers a year to Hong Kong, Australia, New Zealand, Los Angeles, Honolulu, Samoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Kiribati, Vanuatu and Solomon Islands. For the second consecutive year, Air Pacific has been voted one the top 10 best small airlines in the world by Conde Nast Traveler Readers Choice Awards. Air Pacific and Pacific Sun operate a combined fleet of B747s, B737s, ATR42s and Twin Otters. For more information, visit www.airpacific.com.
Namale - Fiji's #1 Resort & Spa
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