Travel

Family members and vaccinated travelers arrive in Rarotonga

Friday 14 January 2022 | Written by Melina Etches | Published in National, Travel

The arrival terminal at the Rarotonga international airport was a flurry of activity yesterday afternoon for the first flight to mark the border reopening from Auckland, with masked tourism operators and families waiting to welcome guests and their loved ones back.


Covid-19 testing facility at airport ready to go

Thursday 13 January 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Travel

Health Ministry Te Marae Ora (TMO) has thanked local businesses Landholdings Ltd, Ocean Fresh and all of their staff, for their generous donation of a Covid-19 testing facility at the Rarotonga airport.

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300 passengers scheduled to touchdown in Rarotonga

Thursday 13 January 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Travel

Cook Islands is preparing to welcome its first flight of international visitors in nearly five-months despite ongoing concerns surrounding the developing Omicron variant.

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New air link between Cook Islands and Niue

Wednesday 12 January 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in National, Travel

An air link between Niue and the Cook Islands is expected to happen before June this year.

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Cooks set to reopen for business but stay wary

Tuesday 11 January 2022 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Travel

The Cook Islands tourism industry is ready to welcome Kiwis back on Thursday when quarantine-free travel resumes with New Zealand, but is still wary about Omicron getting into the country.

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Fresh water for Vaka voyagers

Monday 10 January 2022 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Travel

The executives of the Cook Islands Voyaging Society were beyond excited to receive a fresh watermaker, which will enhance life on Vaka Marumaru Atua for voyagers and also help the Pa Enua with their water supply where it’s needed.

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Airline enjoys festive boost

Saturday 8 January 2022 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Travel

Air Rarotonga have had a booming busy festive season with Aitutaki proving to be a popular holiday destination for Rarotonga locals who have made the most of local deals before the borders open to tourists on Thursday next week.

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Properties with pools top pick for staycations

Wednesday 22 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Travel

Properties with pools are hot on the list for staycation options over Christmas and New Year, says Cook Islands Tourism Council president Liana Scott.

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Border plans remain in place despite new Covid-19 variant

Friday 3 December 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Travel

The January 13 border reopening plans will go ahead but the Government says it is keeping a close eye on the new Covid-19 variant Omicron that is shutting borders around the world.

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Final repatriation flight brings home 176 residents

Friday 3 December 2021 | Written by Alana Musselle | Published in National, Travel

Families tucked under umbrellas with their ‘Welcome Home’ signs stood patiently at the Rarotonga International Airport to get a glimpse of their loved ones who arrived on the last repatriation flight for 2021 from Auckland yesterday.

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Fourth return flight arrives in Rarotonga

Thursday 2 December 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Travel

Close to 200 people are scheduled to arrive in Rarotonga on the fourth managed return flight from New Zealand today.

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Incoming flights full in early days of reopening

Friday 26 November 2021 | Written by Al Williams | Published in National, Travel

Flights are sold out during the first days Cook Islands will welcome visitors again.

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Air New Zealand flight schedule disappears

Wednesday 17 November 2021 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Travel

Two friends who came to Rarotonga for a working holiday from New Zealand had their December flights cancelled earlier this month leaving them confused.

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