Jetstar’s inaugural flight from Australia to the Cook Islands took off from Sydney Airport last week — the first time an Australian airline has serviced the South Pacific route since Ansett three decades ago.
Hawaiian Airlines will connect the Hawaiian Islands with the Cook Islands starting in May 2023 with a weekly flight between Honolulu (HNL) and Rarotonga (RAR). The service, which launches May 20, in time for the U.S. summer travel season, will provide travelers from Hawaiian’s 15 U.S. Mainland gateway cities convenient one-stop connections to the Cook Islands.
Boutique hotel and resort management company, Pacific Resort Hotel Group has launched a new Partner Hotel Program. The new partnership opportunity offers independently owned and managed hotels a range of management and marketing support services.
Cook Islands Tourism has appointed destination specialists McCluskey International to help increase the destination’s overall appeal and ultimately increase the intention to visit with UK travellers, making it the number one destination choice in the South Pacific.
The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has unveiled a brand new micro-site in co-operation with Air New Zealand, Austravel, Turquoise Holidays and Gullivers Sports Travel. The site, www.cookislands.travel/uk, featuring exclusive offers, also gives UK consumers the chance to win one of two amazing holidays to the Cook Islands, with a value of over £5,000 each.
Metua Vaiimene has been announced as the new Director of Destination Development for Cook Islands Tourism Corporation. In his new role, he will be responsible for strengthening strategic planning both within the corporation and with industry partners, development of outer islands tourism and working with key stakeholders to ensure sustainable tourism is achieved.
The idyllic Cook Islands retreat of Te Manava Luxury Villas & Spa was created for travellers in search of beautiful surroundings and luxurious accommodation, whilst also valuing their independence. Set on the beautiful white sand beach, of Rarotonga’s stunning Muri lagoon, the 5-star resort has set a new level of luxury in the Cook Islands.