Destinations

Aloha Friday Wrap: All that’s happening on Hawaii’s Big Island in 2020, Hawaiian Airlines flash sale + MORE!

It’s with great sadness that we announce this will be the last Aloha Friday Wrap for 2019. However, it’s with much joy that we can reveal it will be back in 2020!

Here’s what’s new on the Island of Hawaii

Do you foresee a warm getaway for your clients to the Island of Hawaii in the near future?

The new year will welcome even more occasions for exploring the island via exciting events, activities, updated accommodations and much more.

We’ve put together a comprehensive rundown on all that’s happening on Hawaii’s Big Island in 2020 that visitors can enjoy. Check it out here.

Hawaiian Airlines launches epic flash sale!

It’s time to start planning your clients’ 2020 escape to Hawaii!

Hawaiian Airlines has launched an epic flash sale, with fares from Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu from $799 return.

Click here for info in fare prices, travel dates and more.

Travel Counsellors agents explore Kauai and Oahu

Ten Travel Counsellors agents travelled to the islands of Kauai and Oahu this week on a famil with Hawaii Tourism Oceania.

Places on the trip were coveted, with only the top users of Travel Counsellors’ end-to-end booking system, Phenix, scoring a spot on the famil.

Find out what the agents got up to while over in Hawaii here.

Hawaiian Airlines and Virgin Australia treat passengers to mai tais and hula at Sydney Airport

Hawaiian Airlines brought a taste of Hawaii to the Virgin Australia Lounge at Sydney Airport’s domestic terminal last week with an ‘Aloha Friday’ pop-up bar.

Serving mai tais and Hawaiian cocktails, Hawaiian entertained Virgin’s lounge guests with a ukulele player and hula dancers, as well as treating them with Honolulu Cookie Company treats and kukui nut leis.

Lounge guests also received a special offer for discounted Hawaiian Airlines flights from Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu and Hawaii’s neighbour islands.

Check out some of the photos from the activation here.

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