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Tourism finishes big week on a high

Monday October 02, 2017 Written by Published in Local
Guests at Wednesday’s ceremony included New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall. 17092826 Guests at Wednesday’s ceremony included New Zealand High Commissioner Peter Marshall. 17092826

Tourism week was a hive of colourful activity, with Cook Islands Tourism Corporation awarding the top 30 individuals and businesses on both Rarotonga and Aitutaki for their continuous contribution to the Cook Islands tourism industry at the A1 Meitaki Awards.

 

Both of the events saw recipients and their families along with honourable members of the community recognised and celebrated the importance of tourism in “our little paradise”.

Cook Islands Tourism Director of Destination Development Metua Vaiimene also extended his appreciation to every member of the Cook Islands community who contributed to the success of the week.

The promotion also featured cultural demonstrations such as ei-making, which drew plenty of interest from visitors.

“Cook Islands Tourism wishes to also thank everyone who do their part for tourism.

From the people who welcome our visitors at the airport, to those involved in getting them around, to those who accommodate and look after our visitors, the tour guides, the shopkeepers, the mamas and papas at the market,” Vaiimene said.

“And let’s not forget there are many people who live and work overseas that are doing their part to bring visitors to our country.

“To all of you, on behalf of Cook Islands tourism and on behalf of the country, meitaki maata.”