Travel agents are seeing a burst of people booking a tropical holiday in the Cook Islands.
Quarantine-free travel between Rarotonga and New Zealand starts from May 17.
Flight Centre group managing director David Coombes told Simon Barnett and Phil Gifford people have been patiently waiting for a bubble date.
He says as we head into the winter season, people will be looking at go somewhere to get some sun.
Air New Zealand will fly to the Cook Islands two or three times a week - with daily flights during the school holidays.