27 Jul 2016

More concerns over Cooks jet blast lunacy

5:33 pm on 27 July 2016

The Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has again been forced to tell people not to use the jet blast area on Rarotonga as a tourist attraction.

Standing in the blast zone of jets preparing to take off has been a practice in the past and the Cook Islands News reports there have been recent accounts of a tour company taking tourists to experience the thrill.

Cook Islands Tourism's director of destination development, Metua Vaiimene, said the activity can be dangerous, and responsible hosts do not treat visitors this way.

The Airport Authority's Florence Epati said they were unaware of new reports that the jet blast activity is being used as a tourist attraction, but she says they do give people fair warning of the danger it poses.

Last year, three tourists needed hospital treatment after being injured by the blast.