Tourism

Big fat aloha Friday wrap

Say Aloha to the long weekend by catching up on all the latest news from where you’d prefer to be spending your break.

Meet Hawai’i at AIME 2019

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The Meet Hawai‘i delegation for AIME 2019 has confirmed a record number of exhibitors for the 2019 event.

The all-star line-up travelling from Hawai‘i includes Oahu Visitors Bureau, Maui Visitors Bureau, Maverick Helicopters Hawai‘I, The Kahala, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort and Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki.

There are exhibitors representing a variety of hotels, an activity provider as well as our team from the island visitor bureaux attending AIME this year.

Read more here.

Hawaiian Airlines Australia Day Sale

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Are your clients already planning their 2019 escape? Now is the time to book their Hawaiian holiday with Hawaiian Airlines’ Australia Day Sale!

Read more here.

The End of an Era: Aloha Boeing 767

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In January 2019 Hawaiian Airlines bid a fond aloha to the last of their Boeing 767-300ER, the aircraft that propelled the airline to far-reaching destinations and allowed them to share their authentic hospitality with millions of guests from around the world.

The widebody twin-engine jet joined the Hawaiian Airlines fleet in 2001, replacing our DC-10s and heralding a new era of aviation engineering at the start of the 21st century.

Read more here.

Hawaiian Airlines welcomes new regional director

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Hawaiian Airlines’ new Regional Director Australia and New Zealand, Andrew Stanbury, received a warm welcome from his Australia and New Zealand teams at his first formal planning session in Sydney.

Mr Stanbury who commenced on 02 January, will lead Hawaiian’s growing commercial activities in both countries and brings to Hawaiian diverse international knowledge and experience.

Read more here.

whiteGREY lands Hawaiian Airlines

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After a highly competitive pitch, Hawaiian Airlines has appointed whiteGREY as its selected agency partner of choice, to support its overall marketing strategy throughout Australia and New Zealand.

whiteGREY will be responsible for strategy, creative, events and sponsorships. whiteGREY will be partnering closely with WPP AUNZ agency, MediaCom, regarding all media requirements.

Read more here.

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Wholesalers

Big fat wholesaler wrap

Happy Monday readers! Have we got a wholelotta wholesaler news for you! Not really, this wrap is quite short, we just wanted to use a pun.

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Tourism

Here’s why Japan is the best country for solo travellers

Whether you’re looking to go on a journey of self-discovery or just plain don’t like people, solo travel has a little something for everyone.

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Travel Agents

Barry Mayo talks home-based: “It’s the satisfaction of being in control of your time”

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Having completely lost control of our time for quite a while now, we’re considering a career change after reading this.

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Travel Agents

Incentive Alert: Win the ultimate LA trip

Put a nice full-stop on your week by giving yourself the opportunity to win a banger of a trip. Or just have a few cheeky wines like the rest of us.

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Hotels

Airbnb slams tourism council’s “one-size-fits-all” recommendations for short-stay sector

Can’t stand Airbnb? Do you wish it could just piss off out of the tourism industry forever? Well, this will surely help get your rage on.

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RESEARCH: A quarter of travel choices are made based on food

Similarly, the majority of Travel Weekly’s choices are also based on food. In fact, right now we’re deciding whether to finish another article or abandon ship and go get a kebab instead.

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Cruise

Virgin Voyages officially open bookings, announces private beach club

Tickets for Virgin’s much-anticipated ship, Scarlet Lady, are now on sale. We tried to convince our boss to buy us a ticket for ‘research purposes’ but he just laughed. We’re raking it as a maybe.

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Aviation

More Jetstar drama as airline apologises for refusing to fly home disabled passenger

Another day and another negative incident involving Jetstar. In more positive news, Travel Weekly’s editor has just found a $2 coin under his desk.

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Aviation

Mystery recipient of phone call by MH370 pilot revealed

As recent research points to a new possible crash site for the missing Malaysia Airlines flight, another mystery surrounding the incident has now been solved.

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Dream Cruises celebrates launch of Explorer Dream with roadshows

The celebrations kicked off in Sydney on Thursday night. Please excuse us for filing this story a day late – we’re still recovering from all the champagne we drank on the night.

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Aviation

Airbus to cease production of A380 superjumbo jet

by Ali Coulton

The announcement signals the end of an era for the aviation industry. We’ll be raising a tearful glass to the ‘giant of the skies’ at knock-off drinks this afternoon.

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Tourism

Flavour of the week

Break out the welcome cupcakes and spring for some Nescafé Gold. It’s time to welcome the industry’s latest recruits.

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