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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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Kiwi rail journey provider closes outdoor carriages due to dangerous selfies

Passengers’ risky behaviour in search of the ultimate selfie has forced the closure of some iconic train viewing platforms.

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Afterpay expands into travel with lay-by holiday offering

by Christian Fleetwood

Travel Weekly’s editor is planning to lay-by a holiday as soon as he finishes paying off a Hot Wheels Corkscrew Crash Track Set from Kmart.

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At least 29 people killed in Madeira tourist bus crash

by Ali Coulton

The driver reportedly lost control of the bus before it plunged off the road and rolled down a hill.

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India’s Jet Airways collapses due to funding shortage

by Huntley Mitchell

It’s turning out to be a day of collapses this fine Thursday, with the office chair of Travel Weekly’s editor having just given way to his posterior.

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Etihad to operate entirely plastic-free flight for Earth Day

This Earth Day, Travel Weekly is committing to slapping single-use coffee cups out of the hands of at least three commuters on our way to work. They’ll thank us when they recover from the burns.

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Expedia to no longer be a controlled company following new acquisition

Online travel behemoth Expedia has broken the shackles and surfaced from its parent’s basement looking rather healthy, rather than malnourished and disheveled.

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One in five Aussies admit to missing their pets more than their kids when they go away

Pet owners across Australia are no doubt preparing to say tearful goodbyes to their furry life partners before going away this Easter, while simultaneously flipping off their kids.

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Agent wrap: Qantas Holidays rewards premium agents, Bench Africa famil + more!

Does seeing all the famil pictures in our agent wraps make you green with envy? Take comfort in the fact that you don’t have to come into work for the next four days. We know we are.

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Hotel wrap: Preferred hotels & resorts new members, Australia gets a second voco + more!

We took a 10-minute break from scoffing Easter eggs to bring you up to date with all the latest hotel openings and deals. You’re welcome.

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Why you need to attend the Amazing Tastes of Thailand roadshow

The Amazing Tastes of Thailand roadshow is just around the corner! Here’s why YOU need to be there.

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Carnival cruise ship rescues dozens of people adrift at sea

A Carnival cruise ship has gone all Baywatch and saved the day by helping rescue a vessel carrying more than 20 passengers adrift in the Gulf of Mexico.

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WTF? Air stewards are selling unwashed uniforms on eBay

Inspired by this story, Travel Weekly’s editor is attempting to sell a pair of his unwashed Calvin Klein briefs on Gumtree, all for a low, low price of $1.25 plus shipping.

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