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Aloha Friday Wrap: HTO meets with consul generals, Hawaiian Airlines ‘Pride’ macarons, couples experiences + MORE

To coincide with the latest Aloha Friday Wrap, Travel Weekly‘s editor has treated himself to a family-sized Hawaiian pizza… without the pineapple.

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania rubs shoulders with Australian and NZ consul generals

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania at NZ consul general funtion [1]

Representatives from Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania (HTO) recently attended a function at the home of the New Zealand Consul General in Honolulu.

Held last week, the function followed a three-day responsible tourism project on the Island of Hawaii, where representatives from HTO, Sea Cleaners and youth ambassadors from Australia, New Zealand and Japan cleaned up beaches for International Coastal Clean-up Day.

Hosted by the New Zealand consul general, attendees included the Australian consul general, Japanese consul general, and representatives from Sea Cleaners, Hawaiian Airlines, Marriott, Billabong Australia, as well as the youth ambassadors.

Read more here.

Hawaiian Airlines and La Tour Café release special-edition macarons for Honolulu Pride Month

Pride Collection macarons (Hawaiian Airlines and La Tour Café)

Hawaiian Airlines and La Tour Café are celebrating Honolulu Pride Month with a limited-edition ‘Pride Collection’ macaron set.

The Pride Collection is being sold this month at all Oʻahu La Tour Café locations, as well as at the Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival in Waikiki on 19 October.

Customers who purchase the US$15 Pride Collection will receive macarons in six rainbow-coloured flavours: red velvet (red), mango (orange), lilikoi (yellow), mint chocolate (green), blueberry cheesecake (blue), and a new La Tour Café-exclusive flavour – grape (purple).

For each box sold, La Tour Café will donate US$2 to the Hawaiʻi LGBT Legacy Foundation, which organises the Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival. Hawaiian Airlines Bank of Hawaii World Elite Mastercard will match up to US$10,000 donated.

Read more here.

6 intimate Hawaiian experiences for couples

Couple river kayaking in Kauai (HTO)

Just over half of Australia’s annual visitors to the Hawaiian Islands travel as a duo. From couple holidays, honeymoons, weddings, anniversaries and vow renewals, the Hawaiian Islands help pairs create romance-filled memories.

Click here for six Hawaii experiences that provide the perfect setting for an intimate affair for couples.

Meet the Emmingers, a family of Hawaiian Airlines pilots

Reid and Sherry Demminger

The day he was born, Reid Emminger had already logged seven months of flight time in the cockpit. He was the son of two former Hawaiian Airlines pilots, who had raised him as much in the air as on the ground. Together, the three have built a long legacy of flying at Hawaiian Airlines, where the name ‘Emminger’ does not go unknown.

Meet Reid, Sherry and Richard Emminger here.

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