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Six Hawaii travel hacks

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Get the most out of your holiday on the Hawaiian Islands.

With another Aussie winter fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your next sunny adventure. The Hawaiian Islands offer a myriad of travel options and experiences but these six hacks can help you get the most out of your island holiday.

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What’s new in the Hawaiian Islands

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The Hawaiian Islands offer a vast breadth of experiences and attractions ideal for all manner of travellers.

From exploring Hawai‘i’s islands by air within the cockpit of a helicopter to checking out one (or more) of the Islands’ vibrant summertime cultural festivals back on solid ground, you’ll definitely want the lowdown on everything happening throughout the Islands as you begin your planning.

We’ve got lots of summering-in-Hawai‘i activities, plus additional updates on just about everything else new happening statewide.

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Maui five ways

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From the mountaintops to the ocean, Maui dazzles with natural beauty.

There’s a nice balance between large luxury resorts and small historic towns, water sports and land excursions, local eats and fancy restaurants.

This island bursts with family-friendly activities from surfing and kayaking, to hiking and ziplining. It’s postcard-worthy beaches and idyllic sunrises and sunsets are the perfect setting for a romantic getaway. Make memories on Maui with these incredible experiences.

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Los Angeles Rams to Play Dallas Cowboys at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii on August 17

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The Los Angeles Rams will host the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, August 17, 2019 at 4PM HST at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu.

Tickets are now available on TheRams.com/Hawaii and can be purchased on-site at Aloha Stadium.

The preseason matchup will be the first time the NFL has played an exhibition game at Aloha Stadium on Oahu since 1976. Before moving to Orlando in 2016, Aloha Stadium served as the host site for the Pro Bowl every year with two exceptions since 1979.

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Inaugural World Reef Day on 1 June encourages consumers to dive deep into reef conservation

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Consumers, businesses, and organisations around the world will be called to action on the inaugural World Reef Day 1 June 2019 to reflect on the delicate ecosystem of our ocean’s coral reefs and prevent further reef loss.

World Reef Day is now the recurring annual day for the world to come together in awareness and activation to effect positive change for our world’s reefs.

Hawaiian Airlines is supporting awareness of World Reef Day through a range of activities on board the airline’s A330 aircraft including flights from Australia and New Zealand.

Read more here. 

A taste of Aloha

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Hawaiian Airlines’ Executive Chef, Lee Anne Wong, made a whirlwind visit to the airline’s Sydney catering base recently.

During her visit, she workshopped specifications and standards for delivery of the new Business Class menu she has designed for service on flights between Australia and Hawaii.

Hawaiian introduced new international menus on Oceania routes from 1 March, the first of Wong’s menu creations for Oceania.

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