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Aloha Down Under Hawaii Showcase

Travel agents can now register for Australia’s biggest Hawai‘i trade show, Aloha Down Under, which runs from 23rd – 31st of July.

Presented by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania, the roadshow will visit Brisbane, Melbourne, Sydney, Wellington and Auckland.

Travel Trade Executive for Hawai’i Tourism Oceania (HTO), Alicia Palmer, said that Hawai‘i’s overwhelming popularity with Australian travellers makes the Aloha Down Under Roadshow an event not to be missed.

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Happy National Mai Tai Day!

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Wherever you are in the world, it’s the quintessential cocktail to conjure imaginings of Hawaii.

Say ‘Mai Tai’ and the mind wanders…Waikiki sunsets, poolside drinks, ukulele in the background, swaying palm trees, lapping waves…. no wonder the magic Mai Tai is celebrated the world over on 30 June as National Mai Tai Day.

Hawaiian Airlines is renowned among airlines for its own signature Mai Tai developed exclusively for the airline by On the Rocks Premium Cocktails. The airline and On the Rocks collaborated to create a tempting range of three pre-bottled, premium cocktails featuring distinctly Hawaiian ingredients not found on any other airline.

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SAY ALOHA: registrations now open for Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu

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Early-bird registrations are now open for the 2018 Global Tourism Summit in sunny Honolulu! The Global Tourism Summit is a gathering of thought leaders from around the world who represent the global marketplace! Not to mention, a great excuse to live it up in beautiful Hawaii for a few days with all your industry pals.

This year’s summit keeps the focus on sustainability as a fundamental theme and how it is incorporated in the future of tourism will be a featured topic of the various sessions and keynotes.

The significance of Hawaiian culture, global marketing, technology and innovation will also be highlighted in presentations and panel discussions, with the collective focus on improving tourism in Hawaii and abroad.

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Hawaiian Airlines adds additional flights from Brisbane

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Hawaiian Airlines will increase its non-stop service between Brisbane (BNE) and Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) to up to four weekly flights from December 10, 2018 through to January 8, 2019.

The added frequency comes in response to high demand from Brisbane travellers wanting to enjoy a trip to Hawaii over the Christmas and New Year holiday break.

The additional service (HA444) will depart Brisbane on Tuesday evenings, with an additional flight to depart Honolulu on Monday afternoon. Welcome to four flights per week! Refer to your GDS for further details.

Experience Aloha Business exchange

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The Experience Aloha Business exchange, was hosted by Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania and with flights sponsored by Hawaiian Airlines, designed to showcase the Hawaiian Islands as the perfect destination for business events.

The Australian and New Zealand delegation was part of a five-day programme that invited about 100 event planners and intermediaries from around the world to view business event offers across the island, as well as facilitate a one-day business exchange with 75 local industry partners.

Highlights of the trip included a welcome reception, a Māʻalaea Sunset Dinner Sail, a Maverick Helicopters Maui &Molokaʻi Voyage Excursion, a special lunch at Kapa Bar & Grill, the Business Exchange at Hawai‘i Convention Centre and a farewell rooftop reception.

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Watch out for Ola Pono (on Living Well) – Hawaiian Airline’s fascinating new video series

Guests on-board Hawaiian Airlines’ trans-pacific flights now have access to an engaging new video series called Olo Pono featuring health and wellness content produced exclusively by the airline for its in-flight programming.

The Ola Pono (Live Well) series features informative and entertaining health and wellness advice with a Hawaiian cultural backdrop of three main environments: land, air and sea.

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Update: Island of Hawaii Volcanic Activity

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You may have had enquiries following extensive coverage of the volcanic activity currently occurring in Hawai‘i. Kilauea volcano, on the Island of Hawai‘i, has actually been erupting continuously since 1983, however the most recent cycle has attracted increased public and media attention.

The most common enquiry we receive regards concerns surrounding air quality for those travelling to the island. Air quality is in part dependent on weather conditions and wind direction. You and your guests can track it on a daily basis with the following links:

Most of the Hawaiian Islands are unaffected by the volcano, and there is no need for travellers to cancel or alter their plans. Read more on this here.

Everything you need to know about HawaiianMiles

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HawaiianMiles is Hawaiian Airlines’ fantastic frequent flyer program. For every mile flown, one mile point is earnt.

Guests can also earn and redeem HawaiianMiles on partner airlines including Virgin Australia, Virgin Atlantic and Jet Blue or via one of Hawaiian Airlines’ numerous other partners including hotels, shopping and car hire.

Don’t quite have enough Miles for your next trip to Hawaii? You can purchase HawaiianMiles in 50-mile increments!

For further details on our amazing program, visit the website. It’s free to join and the benefits are fabulous. So don’t wait and join now.

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