If you currently have an offshore trust, or are considering establishing one, and want to better understand who administers these trusts and what makes them so effecive, plan to join me when I travel to Rarotonga, Cook Islands, on March 24-31, 2013. For our clients who have already established a Cook Islands trust, and for many of those who are considering establishing a Cook Islands trust for additional “firewall” protection, this would be an ideal opportunity to travel with me and meet the professional service providers that comprise and support the offshore trust industry in the Cook Islands.
Besides meeting these very qualified professionals, subject to his schedule, the Prime Minister (and several of his Ministers) are expected to attend a cocktail reception at the home of Puai Wichman, the principle of Ora Fiduciary, Ltd., one of the trust companies with whom we work.
In addition to meeting the “team,” you will have a chance to experience the beauty and serenity, and experience the unique culture of the Polynesian people who populate the Cook Islands. Visiting the Cook Islands and its easy going, very casual lifestyle will make you long for the way things used to be in the U.S. in the 50’s and 60’s.
Getting to the Cook Islands is quite simple. Air New Zealand offers one flight a week (non-stop) from Los Angeles International Airport, and one flight returning. The trip fares on Air New Zealand are quite reasonably priced. My itinerary is as follows: I am departing Sunday evening, March 24, 2013, from LAX, arriving Rarotonga, Monday morning, 7 am, and returning from Rarotonga, Cook Islands, Saturday evening March 30, 2013, arriving at LAX Sunday noon on March 31. On Thursday, March 28, 2013, I am planning a 2-day trip to Aitutaki, Cook Islands, a beautiful island in the Cooks with turquoise water and white sandy beaches, about a 40-minute plane ride from Rarotonga. There are several lodging choices.