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Aloha Friday Wrap: Hawaiian Airlines Thanksgiving pics, HTO’s attends Fall Tourism Update + MORE!

Here’s all the latest news from “The Aloha State” and its national carrier, courtesy of your pals at Travel Weekly.

PHOTOS: Hawaiian Airlines celebrates Thanksgiving with the industry

Hawaiian Airlines’ Aussie sales marketing and airport teams hosted 160 travel industry and media guests for an early Thanksgiving event in Sydney on Wednesday night.

The airline’s regional director for Australia and New Zealand, Andrew Stanbury gave a big ‘mahalo’ on behalf of the Hawaiian team, saying “the airline truly appreciated the support of friends in the industry”.

Stanbury also thanked the team at Hawaiian Airlines for a tremendous year.

As well as a lucky door prize, the airline also announced it would be donating a holiday to Honolulu to the NSW Rural Fire Service to be used at their discretion for fundraising or philanthropy in recognition of the amazing effort of fire fighters in the wake of current events.

Check out some of the photos from the event here.

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania attends first-ever Fall Tourism Update

For the first time, Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) has hosted a Fall Tourism Update, running across November 18 and 19 at Hilton Waikoloa Village on the Island of Hawaii.

The Fall Tourism Update provided HTA’s global marketing teams the opportunity to present their 2020 brand marketing plans to tourism industry partners, detailing their goals and objectives for trade relations, MCI, marketing and public relations next year.

Read more here.

Hawaiian Airlines joins in the sale fun for Black Friday and Cyber Monday

Hawaiian Airlines is joining in the Thanksgiving holiday fun releasing a range of special fares for sale until 11.59pm on Friday 6 December 2019 (AEDT).

Fares from Sydney or Brisbane to Honolulu start from $799 return, including complimentary entertainment, island-inspired meals, an industry-leading two lots of 32-kilo checked baggage allowance, and authentic Hawaiian hospitality.

All-inclusive fares from Melbourne Airport to HNL, via the airline’s codeshare with Virgin Australia, start at $999.

Neighbour Island add-on fares are being offered at just $100 return (including taxes), so bargain-hunting Aussies will be able to fly from Sydney or Brisbane to Kauai, Hawaii Island or Maui from just $899 return.

More details on these offers can be found here.

Hawai‘i Tourism Authority rolls out campaign to educate visitors

Every destination has its own set of unwritten rules regarding cultural etiquette, and Hawaii is no different.

Sharing the dos and don’ts with visitors for their time in the Hawaiian Islands is the goal of a visitor campaign launched by the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawai‘i Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB).

The ‘Kuleana Campaign’ is one part of a multi-pronged approach to share the beauty of the culture of Hawaii while educating visitors on how to travel respectfully while visiting.

The campaign includes 15-, 30- and 60-second videos aimed at curbing some of the challenges each county is facing, and features 15 Hawaiian residents.

Watch one of the videos here.

Hawaiian Airlines channels sustainability message via new inflight amenities

Hawaiian Airlines has teamed up with Molokai-based brand Kealopiko to launch a new line of inflight amenities carrying a message of sustainability.

Guests traveling between Hawaii and the carrier’s international and select US mainland destinations will be provided with amenities and soft goods adorned with coral and fern patterns that pay homage to Hawaii’s delicate natural resources.

The exclusive collection reflects the two companies’ shared commitment to perpetuate Hawaiian culture, care for the environment and steward island visitors.

Named ‘Ēkaha – the Hawaiian name of black coral representing a thriving coral reef, as well as the bird’s nest fern, an indicator of a healthy rainforest – the line alludes to the deep, symbiotic relationship between the land and sea.

Read more here.

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