12 Aug 2005

Cook Islands has record monthly tourist arrival in July

2:01 pm on 12 August 2005

The Cook Islands has experienced a record month in tourist arrivals.

The deputy prime minister, Terepai Maoate, says in July, more than 10,000 people arrived, exceeding the previous record by about 17-hundred visitors set in July last year.

Dr Maoate says the figures confirm tourism and the economy have bounced back

quickly following the cyclones in February.

He says last month's 40th Te Maeva Nui celebrations had attracted a lot of people to the country.