Destinations

Big fat Aloha Friday wrap

Get your fill of important industry updates from the Hawaiian islands in this handy wrap! And if that doesn’t satisfy your appetite, we recommend a cheeky kebab.

The Island of Hawaii Five Ways

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The Island of Hawaii is full of scenic surprises.

One lap around Hawaii’s largest island features everything from volcanic lava fields, rainforests and waterfalls to green pastures, white, green and black sand beaches and the state’s tallest mountain Mauna Kea (often snow-capped).

With all but four of the world’s climate zones existing on this Hawaiian Island, it’s a fascinating place to visit. The Island of Hawaii abounds in exclusive adventures, many of the land, sea and air tours can only be found on this island.

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WIN a trip to Hawaii!

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Are you an agent in need of an escape?

Hawaiian Airlines and Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort have teamed up to offer one top selling agent a trip for 2 to Hawaii!

For your chance to win 200,000 HawaiianMiles and 3 nights accommodation, start selling Hawaiian Airlines Extra Comfort seating.

Read more here.

Island of Hawaii Drive Itinerary

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The Island of Hawaii is the largest of all Hawaiian Islands making it the best island for renting a car and hitting the open road!

There’s so much to see, do and experience, not to mention eleven out of the world’s thirteen climate zones to discover. Follow this custom itinerary and spend six days ticking off the islands top attractions.

Read more here.

Hawaiian Airlines agent rates are back

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Getting to explore our beautiful islands your way is an experience you will never forget.

Now you can book industry fares for Hawaiian Airlines within 60 days of departure with Breakaway Travel Club from $469 return plus taxes.

Read more here.

Hawai’i Volcano National Park updates

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Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park (HAVO) has resumed normal operations, and have re-opened sections of the park that were closed during the government shutdown.

There are still road closures and restrictions in some parts of the park.

Read more here.

Hawaiian Airlines industry news

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Stay up to date on all the latest information from Hawaiian Airlines with their new industry newsletter.

Read more here.

Visitor Access to USS Arizona Memorial suspended

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Visitor access to the USS Arizona Memorial has been suspended for several months due to safety concerns.

The closure is due to movement of the loading dock and corresponding movement of the loading ramp to the memorial.

While repairs are made, the USS Arizona Memorial will remain closed. Repairs are expected to be completed by March 2019. Updates will be provided on our website and Facebook page.

Read more here.

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Final chance to WIN a trip to Hawaii!

Australian travel agents have one week left to participate in our Extra Comfort incentive for the chance to win a 3 night escape to Waikiki!

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Agent wrap: Virtuoso travel week, agents hit Japan, TTC deals + more!

You agents sure have been up to a lot this week, and we’ve got the photos to prove it! Can we tag along next time?

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Flavour of the week

Whip out the finger buns and party poppers, it’s time to welcome some new hires!

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Hotels

ATO: keeping its eyes on rentals, hosts on platforms like Airbnb overclaiming tax

by Christian Fleetwood

The government is cracking down on shifty Australian property owners overclaiming on tax, while Travel Weekly’s editorial is slamming its reporter for pronouncing “gif” as “jif”.

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

by Christian Fleetwood

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

by Christian Fleetwood

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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Events

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

by Christian Fleetwood

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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Tourism

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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Destinations

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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