Lars Jonsson, CEO of Tour Pacific based in Helsinborg, Sweden dovetailed an evening event after the Visit Pacific consumer show on the weekend to celebrate 25 years of business.
Over 50 colleagues, partners, destinations, airlines, tour operators and product suppliers from destinations of the Pacific and Indian oceans were on celebrate such an achievement.
During the event held in Malmo, 4 lifetime partnership achievement plaques were awarded to companies having worked with Lars and Tour Pacific from the beginning. These were Qantas Airways, ATS Pacific and two awards for the Cook Islands: Turama Pacific and Cook Islands Tourism Corporation. Managing Director Robert Skews and Global Sales and Marketing Director Karla Eggelton were on hand to receive these.
Tour Pacific was the first Scandinavian tour operator to start selling the Cook Islands. In the past 25 years he has worked along-side the NTO and Inbound Operator working to put the Cooks on the map. This owner operated business continues to work with the Cook Islands
The Cook Islands was represented also by Turamas Sales & Marketing Manager Stephen Doherty and Cook Islands Tourisms Marketing Manager Noeline Mateariki.