Over 100 locals spent their lunchtime commemorating tourism in the Cook Islands and celebrating individuals and teams who work tirelessly to do their bit within the Cook Islands tourism industry.
The event saw numerous passers-by stop and join in the fun.
Director of Destination Development Metua Vaiimene offered his warmest “kia orana” to all those attending, especially prime minister Henry Puna, and New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall.
Over 30 people were awarded for providing exceptional customer service to visitors.
“Through their friendly and professional customer service, members of the community continue to ensure that any of our visitors can access the wonders of our little paradise,” Vaiimene said.
Each recipient of the award could be seen sporting a smile as they were acknowledged by PM Puna and gifted with numerous ei.