Economy

Wait for tourists, or go fish

Friday July 31, 2020

Government should build fisheries revenues to offset potentially ‘dire’ impact of tourism shutdown says Asian Development Bank. 

Cooks’ priorities outlined

Thursday July 30, 2020

Like other Pacific countries, the priorities for Cook Islands right now are maintaining the country’s Covid-free status and safe economic recovery, said Cook Islands High Commissioner to New Zealand, Elizabeth Wright-Koteka.

Air New Zealand says it is getting plans in place for a travel bubble with the Cook Islands, but the Government still has to give the go-ahead.

Resorts want concrete date

Wednesday July 29, 2020

Travellers to Rarotonga have been cancelling their accommodation pre-bookings in September and October amid growing uncertainty around when a concrete date will be set for opening the borders. 

There is a sharp new focus on rolling out the contact-tracing app CookSafe. Katrina Tanirau reports ahead of today’s major tourism breakfast meeting.

Air New Zealand has pushed out its bookings freeze on international flights to August 9, but Deputy Prime Minister Mark Brown remains optimistic Cook Islands tourism will soon be open for business.

Fears for our expat workers

Tuesday July 28, 2020

With the wage subsidy ending and no repatriation flights, overseas nationals don’t know what their future holds. 

Travel ban: All over by Christmas

Wednesday July 22, 2020

New Zealand’s prime minister has spelled out details of what would be required to reopen the border with Cook Islands – and says it can be done by Christmas.

Cooks to woo tourists with Covid-free status, while other Pacific nations slash holiday prices. 

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