Hawai’i Tourism Oceania staged its annual Aloha Down Under roadshow with hugely successful events in Sydney, Brisbane, Melbourne and Auckland from 22 to 29 August 2022, showcasing 16 accommodation, airline and attraction suppliers from the Hawaiian Islands.
Did you miss Hawai’i as much as we missed our fave island time? With standout attendance from hundreds of travel advisors, Hawai’i Tourism Oceania (HTO) recently celebrated the 10th anniversary of their popular Hawai’i roadshow that connects partners from the Hawaiian Islands with the travel ʻohana (family) in Australia and New Zealand.
So, what went down during the week?
Aloha Down Under was an eventful week staged in four cities across Australia and New Zealand, reaching more than 650 Aussie and Kiwi trade partners through signature workshop events, a dedicated B2B function at Sydney’s Ivy Sunroom as well as a media lunch event at Botanic House at Royal Botanic Garden Sydney.
Aloha Down Under attendees were able to network with Hawai‘i suppliers, enjoy live tunes from talented Hawaiian duo Kuki and Nick Navales and find out all the latest destination updates plus multiple chances to win exciting holiday prizes to the Hawaiian Islands.
This year, the HTO team partnered with Sea Cleaners to mālama (give back) by participating in a beach clean-up program on Rangitoto Island in Auckland as part of their mission.
Who was there from Hawai’i?
The roadshow’s five-day program hosted 16 representatives (13 of which flew in from the US island state especially to attend) from accommodation, airline and activity suppliers.
Participating partners at the must-attend roadshow included Castle Resorts and Hotels; Norwegian Cruise Line; Marriott International; Aulani – a Disney Resort and Spa; Prince Resorts Hawaii; Courtyard Marriott Oahu Northshore; Aqua-Aston Hospitality; Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa; Highgate Hawaii; Kaanapali Beach Hotel; Outrigger Hotels & Resort; Surfjack Hotel & Swim Club; Kailani Tours; Hawaiian Airlines; The Kahala Hotel & Resort; and Go City.
How was Aloha Down Under 2022?
Hawai’i Tourism Oceania Account Director Jennifer Gaskin said their industry partners were very excited to travel back to Australia and New Zealand to share the latest updates with the travel trade. Likewise, travel advisors were just as keen to find out more about what’s been happening in Hawai’i over the past couple of years.
Hawai’i Tourism Oceania extends a big mahalo nui (thank you) to their partners and everyone who attended Aloha Down Under 2022. Don’t miss out on next year’s event for all things Hawai’i!
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