Halatoa Fua, CEO, Cook Islands Tourism Corporation is delighted to announce that Cook Islands Tourism Australia has been nominated for "Best Tourist Office – International" at the Australian Federation of Travel Agents (AFTA) - National Travel Industry Awards 2018. The nomination comes as a result of the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation Australia team being nominated by travel agents in the industry. Finalists for the awards will be announced on Thursday, 3 May 2018. Winners will be announced at the Gala on 21 July 2018.
Fua said, “Building strong relationships with the industry and growing destination awareness with agents has been a focus for the team in Australia since the re-structure of our Australian operation 18 months ago. Given some 50% of bookings come through travel agents, we were acutely aware that it is a vital distribution channel and I am pleased to say that we have seen the results in engagement with the trade and increased visitor arrivals.”