Cook Islands Tourism is pleased to announce the launch of the nation’s new Cook Islands Quality Assured (CIQA) accreditation programme in January 2023, formally known as the Cook Islands Tourism Accreditation and Quality Assurance Programme.
Maritime Cook Islands (MCI), administrators of the Cook Islands Ships’ Registry, has announced the appointment of a newly-formed Management Board comprising Moeroa Matheson, Paolo Favilli and Eleanor Roi.
The Pacific Catastrophe Risk Insurance Company (PCRIC) management team recently visited the Cook Islands for the first time to hold a series of high-level meetings with relevant authorities including the Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, Mark Brown.
Cook Islander Dr Lara Manarangi-Trott has dedicated her career to fisheries and holds one of the top jobs at the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission (WCPFC). She talks to Cook Islands News journalist Caleb Fotheringham at the recently concluded Commission summit in Vietnam.
A management procedure was adopted at the 19th Regular Session of the Western and Central Pacific Fisheries Commission in Da Nang, Vietnam over the weekend but one NGO says it’s “disheartening” the agreement is non-binding.
Tourism operators are likely to go into hibernation over the long summer period as they struggle with the relative lack of flights and visitors. Matthew Littlewood talks to those in the industry about the outlook.