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Big fat Aloha Friday wrap

Do you like your Fridays served with a refreshing mai tai? We can’t offer anything that extravagant, but we promise this wrap is the next best thing.

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania Releases 2019 Discover Hawai‘i Guide

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Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania has released the 2019 edition of the Discover Hawai‘i guide.

The 99-page guide is available for free in hard copy, as an online ‘flip’ book and a printer-friendly version and covers all of the essential areas for planning a Hawai‘i holiday including expert advice; hot shopping, dining and entertainment tips as well as an endless variety of holiday options.

Read more here.

WIN big with Hawaiian Airline’s extra comfort incentive

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Hawaiian Airlines is kicking off their huge Extra Comfort Incentive giving agents the chance to win a Hawaiian getaway.

For your chance to win, just book any international ticket from Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu or Mainland USA between now and March 27.

Read more here.

Explore Kauai’s Beautiful Napali Coast

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Nāpali is considered the jewel of Kauai, its emerald cliffs rising above the island’s northwest shore.

In Hawaiian, Nāpali means “the cliffs” and it’s estimated the 17-mile coastline is about five million years old, the result of volcanic eruptions.

The now razor-sharp cliffs were created by strong winds, rain and crashing waves. Its numerous valleys were home to thousands of Native Hawaiians centuries ago and today the towering coastline is a remote, nature lover’s dream destination.

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Hawaii Airlines rewards couples on Valentine’s Day

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Hawaiian Airlines and Flight Centre teamed up to spread the Aloha spirit in Australia recently on Valentine’s Day.

Lucky couples from Sydney and Brisbane won free trips to Hawaii by participating in “quiz show” style events staged in Flight Centre’s Sydney and Brisbane CBD premises…and they took off for Honolulu the same night!

The lucky winners departed to Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines’ flights on Valentine’s Day (14 February 2019).

Read more here.

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania Made Its Mark at AIME 2019

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The 2019 Asia Pacific Incentives Meetings Event (AIME) has been successful for Hawaii Tourism Oceania (HTO) and partners from The Hawaiian Islands.

HTO exhibited this week at AIME 2019 in Melbourne with a record number of exhibitors including Oahu Visitors Bureau, Maui Visitors  Bureau, Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki, The Kahala Hotel & Resort, The Ritz-Carlton Residences Waikiki, Maverick Helicopters Hawaii and Hawaii Convention and Exhibition Center.

Read more here.

Waikīkī’s Tastiest Happy Hours

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Happy Hour is a time-honoured tradition in Hawaii, a most-splendid period when restaurants and bars offer food and drinks at discounted prices.

Oahu’s tourist epicentre, Waikiki, is famous for these promotions.

Here’s a sampler of the best Happy Hours in town, where you’ll find a good range of cold drinks and tasty pupus (appetizers) ranging between a bargain U$5-10.

Read more here.

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Final chance to WIN a trip to Hawaii!

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Aussie airline in hot water for letting unaccompanied minors sleep in airport

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After being told to sleep in an airline meeting room, three boys were left to play forts for the night without their parents’ knowledge of their whereabouts.

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Traveller busted smuggling human embryo into India

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Here’s your daily does of “WTF”: A man has been busted for smuggling a human embryo into India. The man claims this isn’t the first time, either. We usually just bring a toothbrush when we travel, but…OK.

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Holi: Hindu festival of colour’s springtime celebrations are underway around the world

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Happy Holi everyone! Here’s a rundown of how to make the most of the holi-day. Sorry, we can’t resist a good pun.

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Research: 14 per cent of drunk purchases are travel related

After hearing that one couple actually purchased an entire hotel while under the influence, we no longer feel bad about our late-night kebab runs.

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Australia to review travel advice for Turkey following ANZAC comment

by Ali Coutlon

The Turkish President said that Australians visiting Gallipoli with anti-Muslim sentiments would return in a similar fashion to the ANZACs.

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Excite and VisitBritain launch new agent guide

The new guide has a special focus on foodie and cultural adventures and to be honest, you had us at food.

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