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Hawaii Hosts Roadshow to Mark 50th Anniversary


By Gwen O’Toole
 
Hawaiian hotels and visitors bureaus joined Hawaiian Airlines for an Australian tour to promote Hawaii as an economical choice for international travel and to celebrate the state’s 50th anniversary.
 
Polynesian entertainers greet guests on arrival at the
Hawaii Tourism event in Sydney last week
 
In Sydney, mai tais cocktails were poured and beaded necklaces were given out as the ukeles played at a lunch held at restaurant venue Sugaroom.
 
Addressing assembled guests, Hawaii Touirsm Authority’s Mike Story said that while visitor numbers in Hawaii were down this year, travel promotions surrounding the 50th anniversary of the islands’ statehood have made it a more attractive destination ex-Australia. 
 
“Like ROI, visitors will all be looking for a return on vacation,” Story said, adding that a new website had been launched listing free activities available on the islands.
Hawaiian Airlines sales and marketing manager, Sherilyn Robinson, added that the airline offers Australia’s heaviest baggage allowance — 32kg for economy -class passengers.  
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