Destinations

Aloha Friday wrap: Hawaiian Islands say ‘G’day’, Hawaiian Airlines fare sale, foodie news + MORE

Travel Weekly warns that reading this Aloha Friday wrap could cause you to salivate due to its large portion of foodie news.

The Hawaiian Islands say ‘G’day’ at Aloha Down Under

This week, travel agents across Australia have attended Oceania’s signature Hawaii roadshow, Aloha Down Under.

Kicking off on Monday and wrapping up on Tuesday 13 August, Aloha Down Under visited/is visiting Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Parramatta, Christchurch and Auckland, with representatives from accommodation, airline and activity suppliers across the Hawaiian Islands.

Aloha Down Under 2019 [1]

Guests enjoyed live Hawaiian entertainment, received the latest destination updates from Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania and had the opportunity to win exciting holiday prizes to the Hawaiian Islands.

In Australia, the roadshow’s five-day program also included a dedicated B2B function, where attendees had the opportunity to network and learn more about the Aloha state.

Read more about Aloha Down Under and check out some of the photos from the roadshow here.

Hawaiian Airlines’ fare sale ends Monday!

Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330

Hawaiian Airlines is currently running a fare sale for return flights from Australia to Hawaii.

However, you better be quick to take advantage of it, as all flights must be booked by Monday 12 August.

Click here for more info.

All that’s new and a ‘must do’ on the Island of Hawaii

For those of your clients who consider themselves ‘foodies’, the Island of Hawaii offers many different ways for them to explore their taste buds, with fresh fruits, vegetables, meats and seafood raised or procured by locals fuelling the island’s unique, diverse and ever-expanding culinary scene.

Find out more about the island’s culinary offerings here, along with all the latest news, events, activities and tips so you can sell the destination with confidence.

Hawaii Food & Wine Festival

Hawaiian Airlines boosts capacity for spring school holidays

Hawaiian Airlines is responding to increased demand for Hawaii during the upcoming spring school holiday period by increasing the number of flights each week between Brisbane and Honolulu from three to four.

The additional outbound services will depart Tuesday evenings at 9.45pm from 16 September until 13 October 2019. Hawaiian also offers year-round services between Brisbane and Honolulu on Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays.

Click here for more info.

SEE WHAT PEOPLE ARE SAYING

Leave a Reply

Wholesalers

Wholesaler Wrap: Gate 1’s big discount, A&K’s exclusive South Africa deals + MORE!

Do you consider yourself a bit of bargain hunter? Well, we’ve done all the work for you with this generous wrap of deals from wholesalers and tour operators.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Academy Museum goes more than $100m over budget

by Christian Fleetwood

In celebration of the news, Travel Weekly’s reporter has upgraded from his usual beach bum aesthetic and dressed as “The Dude”, with a White Russian in hand.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

REVEALED: All the winners from this year’s Cruise Industry Awards

by Christian Fleetwood

Unfortunately, no award was given to the delicious pinot noir served on the night nor the ginormous cheese board.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

Qantas pilots go above union to prevent Project Sunrise take-off

New reports have revealed Qantas’ Project Sunrise plans are being thwarted by a group of rebellious pilots.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

Holland America cruise passenger diagnosed with coronavirus, as Diamond Princess cases jump to 355

by Ali Coulton

Japanese authorities have confirmed a further 70 cases of coronavirus on Diamond Princess, while a passenger who disembarked from Westerdam has tested positive for the disease.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Destination Wrap: Tourism Australia’s conference theme change, New Chile and Vegas campaigns + MORE!

Looking to impress your colleagues with your destination knowledge around the office water cooler this week? Reach expert status instantly with this.

Share

CommentComments

Tourism

Russian tourist killed at popular Sydney beach

The man, who has been identified as a Russian DJ, was walking along the rocks with his wife when a large wave knocked them off their feet and into the water.

Share

CommentComments

Aviation

WATCH: The plane seat punches that sparked a massive online debate

A disgruntled plane passenger has sparked intense online debate after he repeatedly punched the back of a woman’s chair because she reclined her seat.

Share

CommentComments

Destinations

Where to experience Fukushima’s legendary samurai history

by Sponsored by Aizu Dream Development

In Japan, legendary samurai walked the streets, swords at their hips, as recently as 150 years ago. Here is the best place to soak up their incredible stories.

Share

CommentComments

Wholesalers

Helloworld to purchase Excite Holidays’ booking platform, as former staff resurface

by Huntley Mitchell

Look! It’s not one, but two important updates regarding failed wholesaler Excite Holidays, accentuated by a generic iStock image.

Share

CommentComments

Travel Agents

Agent Wrap: AFTA announces roadshow, Silversea’s massive incentive, Visit USA kicks off expos + MORE!

by Mekal Mishra

Incentives and expos and famils, oh my! Get the latest update on all the fab perks your agent mates have enjoyed this week, and get in on a few of them yourself, with this week’s Agent Wrap.

Share

CommentComments

Cruise

The mysterious case of Bill Gates and the $747 million hydrogen-powered superyacht

by Christian Fleetwood

It’s a case that seemingly fooled the press, but did the world’s second-richest man really buy ‘Aqua’? Travel Weekly investigates this not so major mystery.

Share

CommentComments