Meet the Pacific (MTP) allows for European tour operators and travel agents (AKA buyers) to meet one on one with Pacific partners (AKA sellers) to learn more about the destination and its unique selling points. NTOs, hoteliers, and tour operators from all over the Pacific have attended the trade show. Pacific countries represented are the Cook Islands, Fiji, Tahiti, Vanuatu, Solomon Islands and Samoa. Meetings have been completed in Vienna- Austria, Zurich- Switzerland, London-UK, Milan-Italy and Madrid-Spain. The final MTP Europe event will be held in Prague, Czech Republic.
Representing the Cook Islands at the European meetings is Cook Islands Tourism (CIT) Marketing Manager – Head office, Noeline Mateariki who is joined by CIT market representatives General Managers Lars Schubert for Northern Europe, Ian Griffiths for the United Kingdom and Nicholas Costantini for Southern Europe. This year Cook Islands Tourism is pleased to have its local airline, Air Rarotonga, represented by Sarah Moreland join the Cook Islands delegation to promote our little paradise. It’s great to have Air Rarotonga hear promoting their new packages to some of our outer islands, says, Noeline Mateariki as this will prompt an increase in length of stay which fits with CITs strategy to target high yielding visitors.