Take four enthusiastic travel agents, one destination expert and one intrepid film producer and what do you get? Hawai‘i Tourism’s “Agents of Aloha” coming to a YouTube channel near you!
The Hawaiian Islands are a place of diverse natural beauty, unique culture, world class cuisine and a legendary aloha spirit. Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania (HTO) sent two Aussie and two Kiwi travel agents on an exclusive famil, with film maker Tim Charody from Elsewhere Productions, to delve a little deeper into the destination, unearth Hawai‘i’s hidden treasures and become “Agents of Aloha”. The mission – to show the travel trade back home that Hawai‘i offers so much more than just sun, sand and surf.
The group filmed their adventures across O‘ahu, Hawai‘i Island, Maui and Kaua‘i over two weeks, meeting with locals along the way and experiencing the must-do attractions. The end result are four inspirational videos that summarise the true essence of each island.
Ashlee Galea, Country Manager Australia of HTO said “We are excited to be sharing these videos on our “Hawaii –gohawaii.com/au” YouTube channel, for travel agents nationwide to enjoy. From energising O‘ahu, rejuvenating Kaua‘i, inspiring Hawai‘i Island and captivating Maui, we know it can be hard to decide which Hawaiian Islands to visit. These engaging videos will give you a feel for the unique charm of each island and showcase the holiday experiences on offer, helping you to make an informed choice for your clients next Hawai‘i holiday.”
The “Agents of Aloha” participated in everything from lei making and mountain tubing on Kaua‘i, to indulging in fine Hawai‘i Regional Cuisine and stand up paddleboard yoga on O‘ahu. Snorkelling with wild dolphins and volcano bicycling on Hawai‘i Island, to ziplining through treetops and swimming in waterholes on Maui.
One of the participating agents, Luke Keightley from House of Travel Morrinsville said that Hawai‘i has absolutely everything you can think of from “snow, sandy beaches, snorkelling and lush rainforests” and was “blown away by the food” which featured fresh island produce.