30 May 2018: It's hard to know what's warmer, the Cook Island's crystal clear waters or the welcome locals give to those lucky enough to visit. A select group of award-winning Travellers Choice members embraced both this month on an exclusive educational organised by All About Travel.
Travellers Choice General Manager Finance and Administration Justin Michael says the agents – who won spots on the trip after receiving coveted Bronze Choice Awards – experienced all the languid paradise has to offer.
"We enjoyed everything from cruising on Aitutaki and snorkelling off Honeymoon Island to a traditional umu (underground oven) feast and 4WD safari through Rarotonga’s lush mountains," says Michael.
"We were also taught how to climb a coconut tree. Thankfully, no one actually volunteered to give it a go!"
Each year 30 Travellers Choice members are awarded Gold, Silver or Bronze Choice Awards based on their support for the network's broad stable of preferred suppliers.
All Choice Award winners have the opportunity to take part in exclusive educational trips, which this year have also explored Italy's stylish Amalfi coast and Ecuador's exotic interior. In addition, winners benefit from exclusive sales incentives and service grants (worth up to $1500 per agency), which they can use towards the network’s member services.