Travel e-commerce giants give presentation

Friday May 18, 2018 Written by Published in Local

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation will be facilitating a visit to the Cook Islands by representatives next week.

A formal presentation to the tourism industry and community partners will be held at the Edgewater Resort on Wednesday at 8am. was established in Amsterdam in 1996 and has grown from a small Dutch startup to one of the largest travel e-commerce companies in the world. connects travellers with the world’s largest selection of places to stay. It includes different types of accommodation from apartments, vacation homes, and family-run B&B’S, to five-star luxury resorts, tree houses, and igloos.

The website and mobile apps are available in over 40 languages and cover 131,476 destinations in 228 countries and territories worldwide. reserves more than 1.5 million room nights a day on its platform and its incorporates functions including a full customer support team and 24-hour service.

The account manager for the Cook Islands, Guillaume Wolf, will provide an introduction at next week’s presentation.

This will be accompanied by a digital marketing update by Karla Eggelton, Cook Islands Tourism director of global sales and marketing.

The team of Lauren Bryant, Ashleigh McEwen, and Martine Hotz will wrap up the presentation by showing new and prospective partners how to improve their listings and understand the full services available on the website. has a strong presence in the Cook Islands and its contribution to the local tourism industry has grown significantly in the last three years.

Cook Islands Tourism welcome members of the public to attend the update and learn more about

For RSVP, email Marei Nicholas on This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to secure your space by 3pm Monday, May 21.

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