Destinations

Aloha Friday Wrap

Say Aloha to Friday, party people! Or, you know, just regular people. Or people who would rather stay home because it’s cold. Just Aloha, really.

Six Need To Know Travel Hacks for Hawaii

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With another Aussie winter fast approaching, it’s time to start planning your next sunny adventure. The Hawaiian Islands offer a myriad of travel options and experiences but these six hacks can help you get the most out of your island holiday.

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Updates from The Hawaiian Islands

 

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If you’re headed to the Hawaiian Islands in April, save the date for some of the aloha state’s best events:

26 – 27 April 2019: Big Island Chocolate Festival

The Big Island Chocolate Festival is a must for chocolate lovers. Check out a cacao plantation and chocolate factory, spectate a culinary competition, enjoy a few foodie seminars and of course, sample some high quality chocolate.

6 April 2019: Punana Leo O Molokai Hoomau

A fun filled day celebrating the Hawaiian language, enjoy nahenahe entertainment, ono food, craft vendors and more.

Read more here.

Final chance to WIN a trip to Hawaii!

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Australian travel agents have one week left to participate in our Extra Comfort incentive for the chance to win a 3 night escape to Waikiki!

Have you sold Hawaiian Airlines Extra Comfort recently? Or perhaps you have clients about to book flights? Good news, we’ve teamed up with Hilton Hawaiian Village Waikiki Beach Resort to offer 3 nights in Rainbow Tower Ocean Front accommodation and 200,000 HawaiianMiles (equivalent to 2 x return economy tickets from Sydney/Brisbane to Honolulu) to the top selling Australian travel agent of Hawaiian Airlines Extra Comfort.

Read more here.



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Top 12 unmissable events for Italian summer trips

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Airport queues return in anticipation of the school holidays

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Queensland government mulls tourism tax

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