Taking place from 9-14 March, Hawaii Tourism invited a host of agency planners from the likes of Inconnection, The Black Tomato Agency, emc3 and Accomplished Events on a fam trip organised by destination representation company Hills Balfour taking in the C&I highlights of O’ahu and the Island of Hawaii.
The group stayed at a range of hotels from stylish boutique The Modern Honolulu in Waikiki to the beach resort behemoth Hilton Waikoloa Village, which consists of more than 1,200 rooms.
Highlights of the trip included a submarine tour, courtesy of Atlantis Adventure, where passengers were submerged 100 feet below sea level where sea turtles, stingrays and other exotic marine life could be seen swimming amongst the reef before a catamaran sailing cruise took in the stunning Waikiki coastline.
Helicopter tours of O’ahu’s famous North Shore and the sprawling volcanic landscape on the Island of Hawaii showcased the destination’s divergent scenery, while night swimming with manta rays proved that there’s just as much excitement for groups lurking in the ocean than above it.
The group also got to experience Hawaii’s cultural heritage, with coffee making on the vast Kona Coffee belt and ukulele lessons led by one of the destination’s best-selling musical artists.
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