With the exception of November, the Cook Islands have experienced strong growth in visitor arrivals since October last year, says the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation.
The Cook Islands government is concerned about the impact on national fisheries revenue after United States gave Pacific Island nations notice on its plans to withdraw from the South Pacific Tuna Treaty.
In the deep blue waters of the Cook Islands, fish aggregating devices are necessary to attract skipjack tuna and allow the government to dip into the pot of international fishing gold.
The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is calling on the government to make a decision on the future of controversial Sunday flights to Aitutaki.
Samoan Prime Minister Tuilaepa Sailele Malielegaoi officially opened the FPI office in the Cook Islands in Rarotonga on Wednesday last week.
Two big cruise ships have already been and gone from The Rock in recent days as plans are well underway for more marketing and promotion of the Cook Islands as a cruise destination.