The Cook Islands has been the sleeping (and creeping) giant in the South Pacific - but that is now changing and a quiet (and predicted) explosion in the tourism numbers is on the rise
Previously known as a laid-back vacation destination for New Zealanders and Australians
Total tourism numbers have been building steadily and are rising.
The main airline carriers are Air New Zealand, Pacific Blue, Air Tahiti and Jet Star. Over the last couple of years the word about the nature of our people, the pristine and safe location of the Cook Islands, and the beauty of this island chain has seeped out to all the corners of the traveling globe so that future tourism prospects for the Cook Islands are high and a sharp rise is now underway
o What Are the Prospects
With accelerating knowledge of the Cook Islands, comes accelerating world interest, with interest comes visitors, and visitor growth is the component, the very backbone of our thriving tourism industry. It is well know that the largest and fastest growing industry in the world today is Tourism.
Tourism in some countries support the entire economy, and here in the Paradise we call Cook Islands, it is certainly so.
Today more so than ever we are in need of the right people who wish to be involved in the Cook Islands for the right reasons.
If you are looking to purchase an existing business or have a new and desirable product or idea, if you can add to our economic growth, if you wish to create a new career or lifestyle for yourself and you can contribute meaningfully to our country, and in particular through our tourism industry (either directly or indirectly) then you will be welcome to apply, so act now.
You may already be able and an experienced hand in this vibrant industry, or are good with people and keen to learn, either way The Cook Islands is already softly exploding onto the world platform. If you are keen to put your heart into the Cook Islands - you will benefit in any number of ways.
We have a number of business opportunities at Cook Islands Real Estate that are presently listed and very affordable, in some case, entry level, prices.
As our tourism sector grows, then it will be a simple case of supply and demand. A growth in investor interest means less business opportunities will be then available, and those that are, will be of a higher price.
In simple words, the time has never been better to invest in the Cook Islands, than right now!!
WHY INVEST? : The last 10 years has seen a significant increase in foreign direct investment (FDI) which has added to the level of new enterprises established. Such investment has provided, amongst other things, increased tax receipts, provision of jobs and the transfer of skills, capital and expertise to the local community.
That was my dream.
In the year 2001, I was in business suits and grid locked traffic of Sydney. I could spend up to 3 hours a day in traffic looking at the car in front of me, inhaling the exhaust from their car, enough was enough!!!. Overnight, I went from that, to Café owner and now Realtor in the Cook Islands – in the heart of Polynesia – I did it, and I can show you how!
So, Why Invest in the Cook Islands? If you desire a change of pace in your life, for yourself, and the family and you have heard the old saying of more of the same will only ever deliver more of the same, then it may be time to act, NOW !!
“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines, sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” - Mark Twain....
Tourism properties and businesses are selling fast and are limited in number. That will not change - but the prices will!
Our infrastructure includes
• Australia & New Zealand Bank (ANZ)
• Bank south Pacific (BSP)
• Bank of the Cook Islands (BCI)
• Up-to-date telecommunications and mobile systems
• Satellite television
• A life-style in a relaxed and safe environment
• Developed infrastructure for business
. Quality housing and good health and education services.
• Limited or no tax on a number of items.
• No Wealth Tax
• No Gift Tax
• No Property Tax
• No Capital Gains Tax
• No Death Duty Tax
• Company Tax - 20% flat rate – all industry
• Value added Tax ( aka G.S.T ) - 15%
The Cook Islands BTIB (Business Trade Investment Board)
The BTIB was established by the Cook Islands Government as its economic development agency and is seen as a key facilitator for driving economic growth in the Cook Islands.
The BTIB is a government funded agency that operates under the Development Investment Act 1995-96. A key BTIB objective is to promote, foster and assist the establishment of investment in the Cook Islands
Feel the need for change and wanting to live an exciting and different lifestyle, immersed in tourism and the warm tropical weather of the Cook Islands. Year round sunshine with average temperatures in the mid 20’s. No traffic lights ( not one ) or grid lock here.
"Is it really as good as I am hearing" ?
The Cook Islands proven and predicted, gradual tourism growth, is well known and is now the envy of the Pacific.
The rate of growth means that the all important issue of sustainability is achievable and value of tourism properties, ranging from resorts and restaurants to rental homes and tour operations are increasing in value, in line with the increase in their financial returns and land values.
Airlines are increasing their services through seat numbers, schedules, gateways and quality and they alone will serve to ensure continued growth.
Now is the time to invest in the Cook Islands !.
Now is the time to benefit with the growth of tourism here !
Now is the time to seek that all important lifestyle and be able to confidently support it !
The next few years will see the real growth and those investing now will see the biggest benefits.