Los Angeles, CA, March 16, 2009 "“ Where in the world are the Cook Islands you ask? Cook Island Tourism launches a new interactive game to raise awareness of the South Pacific destination. The interactive game, Where in the World are the Cook Islands? allows users to learn about the destination offerings, location and fun facts. U.S. residences have the chance to enter a sweepstakes to win the grand prize of a week-long trip for two people. To enter, visit www.findthecookislands.com. The sweepstakes runs now through June 16, 2009.

The grand prize includes: a week long trip for two with roundtrip, non-stop airfare from Los Angeles on Air New Zealand, three nights accommodation at The Crown Beach Resort in Rarotonga and two nights at the Aitutaki Lagoon Resort & Spa, breakfast for two each morning, inter-island flight on Air Rarotonga, an introductory dive and a special flower Ei greeting upon arrival.

"The Cook Islands is a destination not many U.S. travelers have visited or even recognize by name," said John Dean, CEO of Cook Islands Tourism. "We are thrilled to launch this interactive website to show the U.S. the appeal of our destination. Site visitors will learn about our non-stop flight from Los Angeles, our excellent exchange rate and the natural beauty of our islands. These reasons make the Cook Islands the perfect week-long getaway for those on a budget to those searching for utmost luxury."

The current exchange rate is nearly doubled $1 USD = $1.99 NZD.

The winner must be at least 18 years of age and travel by July 31, 2010. Blackout dates may apply.

For more information or to enter, visit www.findthecookislands.com.