Niue is the latest Pacific Island to open to New Zealand tourists after more than two years of being shut due to the pandemic.
The first flight departed at 9.10am this morning.
Niue Tourism Destination manager Gaye Wood said, as far as the Niue operators go, it was a matter of them being excited, but also a little bit anxious because it was a big step for any destination to be opening up and Niue was no different than that
She said a new commitment to a Multiple-Use Marine Park, known as Niue Nukutuluea, which larger than the landmass of New Zealand, is expected to be a real highlight for tourists.
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