Economy

It’s tourism’s big night!

Friday April 20, 2018

The tourism industry will tonight celebrate excellence and outstanding performance with the announcement of the winners of the 2018 Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards.

Bluesky supports tourism awards

Wednesday April 18, 2018

Bluesky Cook Islands is continuing with its support and sponsorship for the biennial Air New Zealand Cook Islands Tourism Awards.

More funding to go round

Monday April 16, 2018

Registered Civil Society organisations have been invited by the Social Impact Fund (SIF) to appeal for project funding in six designated priority areas.

Cook Islander Ani Katu is representing the nation at the current World Indigenous Tourism Summit 2018, hosted by New Zealand Maori Tourism in conjunction with the World Indigenous Tourism Alliance (WINTA).

Govt confirms shipping subsidy

Monday April 16, 2018

The government has confirmed the availability of a shipping subsidy for vessels servicing the northern group islands, with the first subsidised voyage having taken place earlier this month.

A recent report released by the Asian Development Bank has indicated that the Cook Islands economy continues to be the strongest performing in the South Pacific.

Pacific Trade Invest Australia (PTI) says the Cook Islands has the capability to compete in the international marketplace.

Airbnb market grows massively

Friday April 06, 2018

The Airbnb (AirBed and Breakfast) market in the Cook Islands recorded a growth of 134 per cent last year.

A pilot programme fast-tracking work permits for New Zealand passport holders willing to work in the Cook Islands on a short-term basis has been extended for another year, and will also be opened up to Australian passport holders.

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