Travel

Aitutaki crowned Oceania’s top island destination

Friday 23 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

Aitutaki has been recognised as one of the leading destinations in the South Pacific at a Tourism Awards ceremony.

National


Cruise tourism faces challenges despite removal of travel restrictions

Thursday 22 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in Economy, National, Travel

The removal of travel restrictions won’t have an immediate impact for the cruise ship tourism in the Cook Islands.

Economy


‘Onwards and upwards’

Wednesday 7 September 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

Air Rarotonga is ‘encouraged’ by the early take up of flights to Tahiti

National


Cooks welcomes second cruise ship this year

Thursday 1 September 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Travel

The Cook Islands has welcomed the second cruise ship of the year when the Paul Gauguin arrived in Aitutaki on Tuesday from Huahine, French Polynesia.

National


Tahiti connection ‘a stepping stone’

Thursday 25 August 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation’s chief executive Karla Eggelton says the recently re-introduced flights to Tahiti will act as a ‘stepping stone’ for the North American market.

National


‘Critical’ tourism meeting, say accommodation owners

Tuesday 23 August 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Travel

Cook Islands Tourism global breakfast update this morning will be a ‘critical’ meeting according to one accommodation owner who is wanting Northern Hemisphere flights back.

National


Regional tourism body welcomes Cook Islands-Tahiti commercial flights

Friday 19 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Travel

The regional tourism organisation has welcomed the resumption of commercial flights between the Cook Island and Tahiti.

National


‘We need Aussies back’

Thursday 18 August 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

As Australia records more than 1 million people leaving the country for holidaying over the past month, a leading Cook Islands hotelier is calling on the Cook Islands Government to do everything it can to bring back direct flights from Australia.

National


Govt set to remove vaccine requirement for travellers

Monday 15 August 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is calling on the Government to remove the last of the barriers for people travelling to the Cook Islands.

National


Rarotonga-Papeete flights ‘will boost tourism’

Monday 15 August 2022 | Written by CI News Staff | Published in National, Travel

The resumption of international flights between Cook Islands and Tahiti got off to a boisterous start with traditional ceremonies and celebrations in both countries marking the departure and arrival of the inaugural Air Rarotonga commercial flight on Saturday.

National


Raro-Papeete flights set to start today

Saturday 13 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Travel

A 16-member delegation of government officials, Air Rarotonga representatives and media will be boarding the inaugural flight from Rarotonga to Tahiti-Faa’a airport in Papeete this afternoon.

National


Sky-high airfares remain despite additional flights

Thursday 11 August 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

Travel companies are reporting a major spike in airfare prices, and are unsure whether the situation will change despite Air New Zealand doubling its flights to Rarotonga over the November to January period.

National


Air New Zealand adds extra flights

Wednesday 10 August 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

Air New Zealand has doubled the weekly number of flights coming to the Cook Islands over the November to April period from five to 10.

National


Tahiti flights scheduled for August 13

Friday 5 August 2022 | Written by Rashneel Kumar | Published in National, Travel

The official commercial airlink between Cook Islands and French Polynesia (Tahiti) will get underway with an inaugural flight from Rarotonga (RAR) to Pape’ete (PPT), on Saturday, August 13.

National


Airline and airport ‘chaos’ lead to delays and cancellations

Monday 18 July 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in National, Travel

After two long years of Covid-19 restrictions and staycations, travel has come roaring back in countries like the Cook Islands. However, the return has brought with it a slew of problems as airports and airlines struggle to satisfy a surge in demand.

National


Fears of flight reductions

Monday 4 July 2022 | Written by Matthew Littlewood | Published in National, Travel

Tourism operators have expressed concerns about the major drop-off in flights to the Cook Islands after the peak season.

National


Cooks hosts successful Aviation Meeting

Thursday 30 June 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Travel

Cook Islands last week hosted the second Regional Aviation Meeting virtually, attended by Ministers from 18 Pacific Islands states.

National


Air New Zealand to prioritise Kiwi travel

Friday 17 June 2022 | Written by Sian Solomon | Published in National, Travel

Air New Zealand will not be reinstating its Rarotonga-Los Angeles route.

National


Local airline looking to capitalise on underwrite subsidy

Saturday 11 June 2022 | Written by Caleb Fotheringham | Published in National, Travel

Air Rarotonga is looking to capitalise on the available airline underwrite subsidy that was previously used for Air New Zealand flights coming out of Los Angeles and Sydney.

National


PM explores improved airlink

Friday 10 June 2022 | Written by Supplied | Published in National, Travel

Cook Islands and Fiji leaders have committed to bolster economic co-operation by working to improve transport links, streamlining labour mobility processes and supporting trade and investment growth during a meeting this week.

National


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