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Aloha Friday Wrap: Hawaiian Airlines’ coastal clean-up, HTO’s 2020 meeting guide + MORE

This edition of the Aloha Friday Wrap has a bit of an eco-friendly vibe about it, and for that, Travel Weekly staff raise a KeepCup of strong coffee in recognition.

Hawaiian culture comes to Sydney’s Brighton Le Sands for coastal clean-up effort

Over 50 Hawaiian Airlines volunteers from Australia, Hawai‘i, Tahiti, and American Samoa came together last Friday to remove debris from the popular coastline between Sydney’s Brighton-Le-Sands Beach and Monterey.

In partnership with Australian non-profit organisation Tangaroa Blue Foundation and the Bayside City Council, Hawaiian Airlines employees and local industry partners recovered some 50 kilograms of litter from the shore, including single-use plastics, fishing line and cigarette butts.

The volunteer initiative was organised in recognition of the Hawaiian’s 90th anniversary (11 November 2019) as the largest and longest-serving airline in the state of Hawai‘i.

Read more here.

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania releases 2020 meeting guide

The 2020 Meet Hawai‘i guide has been released by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania (HTO) to assist meeting planners in organising their business event, conference or incentive programs across the Hawaiian Islands.

Available to download for free, the 2020 Meet Hawai‘i guide provides a general overview, map and information on Hawai‘i’s six islands: Kaua‘i, O‘ahu, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, and The Island Of Hawai‘i.

It also includes an abundance of experiences, activities, accommodation, and team-building opportunities for event planners across the Hawaiian Islands.

Click here for more info.

Eco-friendly activities across the Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaiian Islands are a paradise of sparkling oceans, sun kissed beaches and tropical rainforests, lava fields, deep canyons and enchanting sea cliffs.

These landscapes, combined with a beautiful host culture, draw holidaymakers year after year.

Ensuring the unique natural environment and Hawaiian culture are protected is paramount to the wellbeing of this popular travel destination. Visitors can do their part by choosing eco-friendly tour operators, just like the ones outlined here.

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