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Cook Islands Tourism Industry Council Executive Committee 2023-24

Executive Committee


Liana Scott
General Manager, Muri Beach Club Hotel
Phone: 55089 Email:


Brent Hayden
Proprietor - Coral Sands
Phone: 51959 Email:


Robert Skews
CEO - Turama Pacific Travel Group
Phone: 55039 Email:


Kristina Lewis
GM - Island Car & Bike Hire
Phone: 54168 Email:


Betsy Eisler
Proprietor – Palm Grove Resort
Phone: 55246 Email:

Executive Members

Chris Doran
Head of Business Banking – Bank of South Pacific
Phone: 22829 Email:

Ross McLauchlan
General Manager, Manuia Beach Resort
Phone: 00000 Email:

Chris Greig
Villa Manager - Te Manava Resort
Phone: 28150 Email:

Anna Aitken
Proprietor - Rarotonga Daydreamer Escape
Phone: 25965 Email:

Barry Weizman
Director, Ocean Escape Resort
Phone: 78881 Email:

Tere Carr
Owner, Lagoon Breeze Villas
Phone: 22020 Email:

Andrew Whittaker
General Manager, Edgewater Resort
Phone: 55654 Email:

Our Directives

Work closely with the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation to ensure that the opinions and needs of our members are effectively communicated by:

  • Making a provision for regular meetings with Tourism Corporation to provide conduit through our Executive Committee for members to express their opinions and concerns.
  • Consolidating and conveying our members’ opinions to the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation board, CEO and the Minister of Tourism.
  • Holding regular discussions between the Industry Council and the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation executive team.
  • Establish working groups to assist in the formulation of new policy as well as assisting in the implementation of existing policy (destination profiling, long term marketing planning, accreditation plus environmental and infrastructure issues).

Work with government departments, NGO’s and the Cook Islands Tourism Corporation to assist in the strengthening of our tourism infrastructure (water, electricity, human resources/training, security, plus airline access and capacity).

Identify and provide necessary resources to assist our members to operate their businesses more efficiently, such as: legislation, environmental initiatives/resources, market intelligence, statistically based local and regional competitiveness data, bad debtor warnings, convicted staff members, human resources forms, immigration forms, cultural resources, best industry practices, tourism consultants, live bands, cultural dance groups, supplier companies etc.