Aloha Friday Wrap: HTO’s new family holiday guide, Hawaiian Airlines updates health measures + MORE

Aloha Friday Wrap: HTO’s new family holiday guide, Hawaiian Airlines updates health measures + MORE

Have you been dreaming of a holiday to Hawaii for you and your clients while in iso? Continue here with the help of these latest updates from the US island state.

Hawaii Tourism Oceania releases new family holiday guide

Hawaii Tourism Oceania (HTO) has released its 2020 Hawaii Family Guide to assist agents in planning family holidays to the Hawaiian Islands.

The guide includes accommodation options, activities and experiences, along with a general overview, map and information on the four main Hawaiian Islands: Oahu, Maui, Kauai, and the Island of Hawaii.

Click here to find out more about the guide and download it for FREE.

Credit: Hawaii Tourism Authority/Tor Johnson

Hawaiian Airlines implements new health measures to combat COVID-19

Hawaiian Airlines has enhanced its health measures throughout its operations by requiring travellers to wear face coverings and creating more personal space at check-in, boarding and during the flight.

The airline, whose airport employees and flight attendants already wear face masks, also recently introduced electrostatic spraying of cabins – a safe disinfecting technology that provides additional and effective protection against coronaviruses.

Read more about Hawaiian Airlines’ updated health measures here.

Get inspired by videos and virtual messages from these Hawaiian hotels

While your clients may not be able to stay at any of Hawaii’s incredible hotels right now, that doesn’t mean they can’t pay them a virtual visit.

Travel Weekly has put together a selection of videos and virtual messages from hotel groups across the Hawaiian Islands reminding travellers that they are ready and waiting to welcome them to their properties once it is safe to do so.

Check them out here.

Image supplied by Hawaii Tourism Oceania

Hawaiian Airlines takes partnership with Kealopiko to the next level

When Hawaiian Airlines brand director Alisa Onishi received a call from Kealopiko co-founder Jamie Makasobe asking if Hawaiian was interested in shipping masks from California to Hawaii, she immediately agreed to not only provide complimentary transportation, but also sponsor the project.

“Our great design partner, Kealopiko, reached out to us prior to the mayor of Honolulu mandating masks to be used in public spaces,” Onishi said.

“And having recently launched our new inflight amenity kits together, Kealopiko knew that we’d be up for supporting this great effort.”

This meant Hawaiian Airlines would cover the cost of manufacturing and transporting 2,000 masks that would go to its local partners, as well as carry an additional 3,000 masks shipped from Los Angeles, where Kealopiko’s facility is able to mass-produce masks in partnership with Smartees Hawaii.

Read all about the amazing joint effort here.


Featured image: Hawaii Tourism Oceania/Craig Parry

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