14 Jan 2010

100,000 visitors to Cook Islands in 2009

8:22 pm on 14 January 2010

Cook Islands tourism figures show that visitor numbers exceeded 100,000 for the first time last year.

There has been a big increase in visitors from Australia, with numbers up 34%, Radio New Zealand International reports.

This is expected to get a further boost, as Air New Zealand is to offer direct flights from Sydney to Rarotonga from July this year.