Ah, that's good news for the Cook Islands, who are decidedly underserved. To my knowledge, Air New Zealand is currently the only major international operator to the Cooks, following Canada 3000's untimely departure almost a year ago. Perhaps this will allow tourism to expand further on what is, in my opinion, one of the most beautiful and unspoilt destinations in the world.
However, one need only look at the twice-failed Vaima Hotel project (built for Sheraton in the early 1990s, never completed, then was going to be revived as a Hilton, until the land owner got greedy, and the investors pulled out last year - it was actually going to coincide with a major expansion of C3K into the Pacific region) to see that there needs to be a change to the business attitude of the Island if they want people to pour money into it.
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