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The Aloha Update! Everything you need to know about travelling to The Hawaiian Islands

Time to get excited because the first flights from Australia to Honolulu are set to depart! In this new regular feature, we'll be making sure you're up to speed with everything that your clients can expect and enjoy returning to Hawai‘i.

Time to get excited because the first flights from Australia to Honolulu are set to depart! In this new regular feature, we’ll be making sure you’re up to speed with everything that your clients can expect and enjoy returning to Hawai‘i.

This is huge! Hawai‘i is open to Australia with the relaunch of direct Hawaiian Airlines flights from 15 December and you’re no doubt super stoked; telling your clients (and yourself!) to dust off the passport and get ready to go.

So what can you expect when visiting the Hawaiian Islands once again?

On top of the friendly aloha spirit and beautiful natural wonders, you’ll enjoy heaps of new experiences across the islands, albeit with some additional paperwork to organise and COVID-testing. If you’re organised, it’ll be a breeze.

You’re probably also familiar that the culture of the Hawaiian Islands is steeped in the values of Kuleana (responsibility) and Mālama (care).

Now that travellers can once again step foot in this magical destination, Hawai‘i is asking you to join in its efforts to help keep Hawai‘i safe and inspire your clients to do the same.

Let’s take a look at how you can do that, and what your clients can expect when travelling on their next dream trip to the Hawaiian Islands.

1. No thank you, quarantine!

Waikiki Beach, Oahu. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Ben Ono

The great news is that all international arrivals into Hawai‘i who are double vaccinated and show proof of a negative Covid test one day before they left their home country can bypass quarantine and get straight into exploring and enjoying their holiday.

Whether your clients want to head straight to the beach for a surf lesson, venture out to sample some local cuisine or get straight into activewear to enjoy one of Hawai’is famous hikes, there’s no quarantine to delay their fun.

2. What about Inter-island travel?

DT Fleming Beach Park, North Maui. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Vincent Lim

Once guests arrive in Hawai‘i, they are free to travel between islands without restriction.

This means they can make the most of everything The Hawaiian Islands have to offer.

You can also encourage your clients to explore beyond the beach and discover which islands are best suited for them, right here.

3. How can you travel better?

Papahana Kuaola, Kaneohe, Oahu. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Heather Goodman

What makes the Hawaiian Islands truly special is not only the stunning natural beauty of its vibrant culture – it’s the deeply rooted relationship that connects them.

When you learn to love Hawai‘i the way the locals do, not only do you help them perpetuate all that they hold dear, but you get to experience what it’s like to have a connection with this remarkable destination, too.

That’s why Hawai‘i created a range of new experiences that allow visitors to Mālama (give back) during their trip.

4. Embrace the Aloha spirit

Halau performing hula kahiko, Oahu. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Nicholas Tomasello

Aloha is one of the most important values in Hawaiian culture. It can mean hello and goodbye, but it is also a concept of altruism and unity.

Aloha can be created in an instant through a decision to behave with kindness and generosity. It’s something that comes naturally to locals in Hawai’i and something visitors can experience in many different ways.

Find out how your clients can experience aloha here.

5. Flying back to Australia

Kaunakakai, Molokai. Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) / Heather Goodman

Before boarding the flight back to Australia, all travellers will need to take a COVID test in Hawai‘i 72-hours before departure.

A handy list of places to get your test done can be found here, fees apply.

Ready to go? Hawai‘i is looking forward to welcoming you and your clients back once more.

Click here for more information and find out the latest information on travelling to the U.S here.