What is 'Kia Orana'?
Kia Orana is the essence of the Cook Islands Maori people and their culture. Just two words, Kia Orana, share our personality, our way of life and our aspirations for the future.
The phrase literally means may you live long, or may you have a long and fulfilling life. Saying Kia Orana means more than hello. Kia Orana is meant as a blessing or a wish for your fortune.
We want to help our visitors to the Cook Islands to learn how to live a long and fulfilling life the way we do. We want them to share in helping us make our homes happy and our lives long and fulfilling too.
Kia orana is the spirit of our way of life in the Cook Islands and we want to ensure the Kia Orana Spirit is forever alive in our community and in our industry.
KIA ORANA VALUES
The Kia Orana Values Project is an initiative of the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation to align our tourism industry with the core values of o ur Cook Islands people. Our values are based on a our culture and traditions, while reflecting our unique and modern way of life.
These values are a platform promoting sustainable tourism in the community. They guide and inform our collective approach to the industry and inform our aspirations for the continued development of tourism. The values are taught in our schools and training programmes. They will be encouraged through community and industry awards and be promoted through local media.
In time both our tourism industry and the wider community will live and breathe our shared Kia Orana Values and our visitors will have consistent, authentic and positive experiences.
|8 May 2021||Kia Orana Plus Training Programme available ONLINE||Industry News|
|12 Apr 2021||A new partnership between Cook Islands Investment Corporation (CIIC) and Cook Islands Tourism (CIT)||Industry News|
|2 Oct 2020||Kia Orana plus training paving a clearer road map for safety in the Tourism Industry||Industry News|
|25 Sep 2020||Kia Orana Plus shared to over 70 businesses so far and soon to be shared online for all!||Industry News|
|11 Aug 2020||Kia Orana Plus leads the way in preparation efforts for the industry||Industry News|
|13 Apr 2020||Kia orana means we are all this together||Industry News|
|3 Feb 2017||Kia Orana Values a hit in Aitutaki||Industry News|
|2 Nov 2016||Kia Orana Customer Service Course||Industry News|
|2 Nov 2016||Koka with the Kia Orana Ambassadors||Industry News|