Aviation

Aloha Friday wrap: 10 top Hawaiian adventures, win with Hawaiian Airlines and Samsonite + more

Travel Weekly can guarantee you’ll feel educated and excited after reading this Aloha Friday wrap, namely because it includes plenty of tips on all things Hawaii AND the chance to win a prize.

Ten of the best adventures Hawaii has to offer

Tourists are spoilt for choice when it comes to Hawaii, with each island filled with amazing tours, activities and experiences.

Most are set in the great outdoors, making the most of Hawaii’s warm weather, tropical landscape and marine-filled ocean.

Visitors to Hawaii soon realise upon arrival that the most difficult decision they’ll have to make is which adventures they’ll embark on.

Click here for 10 of the best to help you become an expert in selling to even your most daring of clients.

 

Win a getaway with Hawaiian Airlines and Samsonite!

Enter to win

You and your lucky travel companion could be off on a dream vacay to Honolulu with 200,000 HawaiianMiles (equivalent to two return economy flights from Sydney or Brisbane), thanks to Hawaiian Airlines and Samsonite.

To be in the running to win, click here.

 

Maui’s four must-drive regions

Driving in Maui

As Hawaii’s second-largest island, Maui has everything from beautiful beaches and waterfall-rich rainforests, to rugged mountains and deep valleys, with wide stretches of land in between.

It makes for some of the most spectacular road trips, and here are four regions that are well worth exploring on four wheels.

 

Hawaiian Airlines celebrates 15 years of nonstop service Down Under

Hawaiian Airlines cupcakes

The Hawaiian Airlines ‘ohana recently threw on its best party hats for the company’s latest milestone: 15 years of nonstop service between Sydney and Honolulu.

From birthday cupcakes and a gate-side hula performance, to complimentary upgrades and a special luncheon, click here to read all about how the Hawaiian Airlines celebrated the occasion, as well as some interesting stats on the airline.

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