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Hawaiian Airlines continues support for Wyndham Destinations Corporate Surf Challenge in 2018

Hawaiian Airlines Corporate Surf Challenge team - 12 Oct 2018

The annual Wyndham Destinations Corporate Surf Challenge charity event was again staged at Duranbah Beach, Tweed Heads, on Friday, 12 October 2108.

And once again Hawaiian Airlines was proud to sponsor the event, giving away two return flights to Hawaii to one lucky participant. Each year corporate teams are boosted by big-name surfer ‘ring-ins’ including seven times world female surfing champion, Layne Beachley.

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2019 Meet Hawaii Guise released by Hawaii Tourism Oceania

COVER OR INTRO PAGE. An event at Aulani, A Disney Resort and Spa

Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania has released its 2019 Meet Hawai‘i Guide, to assist meeting and event organisers to plan their business event, conference or incentive program in Hawai‘i.

The Hawaiian Islands remain a popular meetings and incentive destination for Australian organisations due to their accessibility, natural beauty, and comprehensive accommodation and venue options.

Kritsada Phadungkiatipong, MICE Manager, Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania said that more and more Australians are choosing Hawai‘i as their destination for conferences, meetings and incentives.

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Want to win a trip to Hawaii to see Bruno Mars for you and three of your besties?


The Hawaii Admirer with Hawaiian Airlines, are giving you the opportunity to win an amazing trip to Honolulu to see one of Hawaii’s own – Bruno Mars!

The prize includes return flights on Hawaiian Airlines, return airport transfers and 5 nights accommodation, along with four tickets to see Bruno Mars LIVE IN CONCERT. You will also get the chance to see Oahu on a Private Island Jeep Tour, and rental from a Scoot Coupes. The prize is valued at over $13,000.

Enter at for your chance to win. Entries close 21 October, 2018.

Sizzlin’ October news from the island of Hawaii

It’s time to celebrate! The most visited portion of Hawaii Volcanoes National Park has officially reopened after a four-month closure.

And here’s a listing of unique ways to not only experience the wonder of Kilauea volcano again, but enjoy a variety of activities and experiences only the island of Hawaii has to offer.

Highway West Vacations recently acquired the Kilauea Lodge in Volcano Village and has plans to renovate it soon. Guests can look forward to a new, covered outdoor dining lanai (terrace/patio), tasty menu items inspired by a complete kitchen makeover, a refreshed dining room, and an expansion of its gift shop and front-desk office.

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Hawaiian Airlines introduces more Special Meals


Effective October 1, 2018, Hawaiian Airlines has expanded its International special meals to now include Vegan (VGML) and Gluten Free (GFML) offerings in the economy cabin on all International flights (excluding American Samoa and Tahiti). This is in addition to the Vegetarian/Lacto Ovo (VLML) and Child (CHML) meal options that are already offered.

The special meal requests are included for both 1st and 2nd service on flights between Australia and Hawaii.

Special meal orders must be placed at least 48 hours prior to departure, and the request can be entered directly into the booking as an SSR entry or the customer can call Hawaiian Airlines’ Australian Reservations on 1300 661 339 to make the request.

Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau and Hawaii County announce Pono Pledge


The Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau (IHVB) and County of Hawaii have partnered to launch the “Pono Pledge,” a new public information campaign aimed at educating and encouraging residents and visitors to be safe, responsible and respectful to each other and the environment while enjoying the bounty of the island of Hawaii.

Through funding from the County of Hawaii’s Research and Development Department’s Tourism Marketing Program, the Pono Pledge initiative hopes to build awareness to help protect and preserve the island’s natural resources and wildlife.

IHVB and the County of Hawaii are looking to make an immediate impact with the launch of the Pono Pledge by educating residents and visitors on important topics, such as enjoying the island safely, respecting wildlife, observing no trespassing signs, properly preparing for weather and ocean conditions, and being mindful about protecting the island’s fragile environment.

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