Cook Islands Tourism lets us in on some inside knowledge on how to sell these beautiful islands.
Cook Islands Tourism will do whatever it takes to ensure agents feel knowledgeable about our destination. Call us, email us, livechat with us, connect with us socially – we’re here for agents! Our trade site – sale.cookislands.travel/trade hosts a range of product updates, creative toolkits and industry deals for agents, so be sure to check back there often.
What training is available to agents to improve their knowledge?
We have a full time Cook Islands ambassador on the road – our very own ‘Cookie’, Donna Tuara. You can email Donna on [email protected] or phone (07) 5504 5488. We also host an annual industry blitz event in SYD, MEL and BNE which is a wonderful way to get product knowledge about the destination and our resorts. Watch this space for the launch of our Cook Islands Specialist program early 2016.
Any recommendations for first time travellers?
First time travellers will love the Cook Islands because everything is so easy: it’s easy to get to the islands, it’s easy to get around them, it’s easy to have meaningful intimate experiences in a completely safe and pristine environment. Be sure to try the local dish – ika mata (raw fish marinated in lime, coconut and chilli) and definitely get to Aitutaki if only for a day trip.
What makes the Cook Islands a unique destination?
Whatever you want to do in the Cook Islands you can. The Cook Islands offers authenticity, playful and fun-loving locals to connect with, and it’s what we call an instant holiday – customs to cocktails in 30 minutes. Every resort is beachfront, no traffic lights, no buildings taller than a coconut tree, no international chain hotels, just beauty and ease everywhere you go.
And finally, how can travel agents join a famil?
Register your interest with us at [email protected]. We are just about to launch our first ever mega famil to the Cook Islands and we’re seeking serious agents who want to become brand ambassadors for our little paradise. If this is you, please contact us so we can register your interest for the March 2016 famil program.