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Aloha Friday wrap: Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania delegates to attend Get Global, 10 natural wonders of Hawaii + more

Here’s all the latest news and tips on the paradise US state that is Hawaii. Aloha!

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania and Hawaiian Islands delegates to attend Get Global 2019

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Hawai‘i’s regional tourism board has confirmed it will be heading to Get Global 2019 with key delegates from the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania’s delegation will include Australian-based representatives from the board, along with representatives from Prince Resorts Hawaii, Alohilani Resort Waikīkī Beach, Current Affairs Hawai‘i and Hawaiian Airlines.

Read more here.

Hawaiian Airlines agent incentive ends Sunday + new fare sale

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Hawaiian Airlines’ travel agent incentive promotion is ending real soon, and the airline has announced a new fare sale to boot.

Book and ticket any Hawaiian Airlines airfare from Australia to Mainland USA during the month of June 2019 for the chance to win 200,000 HawaiianMiles.

Hawaiian Airlines has also announced a fare sale for flights from Australia to the US state until Wednesday 3 July, starting from $899 for travel between 18 July and 12 September 2019 and between 20 January and 31 March 2020.

Click here for all the deets.

Ten natural wonders of Hawaii

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From active volcanos and underground lava tubes to spectacular coastlines and rugged cliffs, there is no shortage of natural wonders in Hawaii.

Here are 10 that travellers ought to check out when visiting the US state.

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