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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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Old Berlin airport proposed as site for drive-in sex booths

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Proving once again that Travel Weekly publishes just about anything loosely related to travel comes this story about Berlin’s old airport.

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Tune in to Silversea’s webinar TODAY to learn what’s new + the chance to win big!

The great news is there is still time to register for this webinar! Read on to find out how.

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Qantas caps regional fares amid overpricing claims

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Tasmania sets sights on cruise tourism boost with plans for new regional ports

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Tasmania has set an ambitious three-year plan to have suitable cruise vessels, small to large, visiting regional ports across the state.

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ATTN AGENTS: Singapore Tourism celebrates socialisers with new roadshow + campaign!

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Intrepid Travel co-founder to reveal learnings from Al Gore at Travel DAZE 2019

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Fight breaks out on plane as Delta passengers face seven-hour delay

It appears a Lord of the Flies situation has broken out onboard an Airbus A320 after passengers were allegedly stranded with no food or water. Luckily, they managed to document the chaos on Twitter.

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Wholesaler wrap: G Adventures’ big Antarctica sale, new AAT Kings tours, Wendy Wu to set sail down the Mekong + MORE!

If there’s one thing we love about Mondays, it’s seeing several gobsmackingly good deals on tours around the world. And that’s exactly what you’ll find in this week’s wholesaler wrap.

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WATCH: Virgin Galactic showcases new Spaceport passenger lounge

by Christian Fleetwood

With designs marrying Earth and sky, Virgin Galactic’s Spaceport lounge aims to serenade the one per cent that can afford a trip to space in style.

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