Cook Islands Appoints Kirner

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation has appointed Brad Kirner as its new Director of Destination Development (DoDD).

Kirner recently assisted the CIT destination development team in formulating the Cook Islands Tourism Development Strategy (CITDS), and brings with him a wealth of experience and skills having worked across a wide variety of areas across the tourism sector.

Commenting on his appointment, Kirner said: “I have thoroughly enjoyed working with the CIT team and really treasure the connection I have so far made with the Cook Islands people and place. The DoDD role is a fantastic opportunity to continue this journey and to use my background, ideas, and enthusiasm to keep the momentum going and transfer the strategic thinking within CITDS into operational reality.”

Cook Islands Tourism Corporation CEO Karla Eggelton said: “Brad brings with him expertise in strategy formulation and a competency of translating strategy into effective implementation. Brad will lead the division and work with a great team of talented Cook Islanders when designing and rolling out work programmes on Rarotonga and the Pa Enua.”