19 May 2005

Cook Islands resort manager says tourism industry needs more money

10:16 am on 19 May 2005

A Cook Island resort manager says more money is needed to boost tourism.

Edgewater Resort's Justin Rous says the Tourism Corporation needs more finances to promote and market the country to overseas markets.

Mr Rous says the flow on effect w be extra money for Cook Islanders.

He says hoteliers and the government need to put more effort towards boosting tourist numbers, especially in the wake of February's cyclones.

Mr Rous says the country also needs a unique brand to market the Cook Islands internationally.