Clients who head to the Big Island of Hawaii now can see a new black sand beach, formed by the volcanic eruption last year.
Incentive travel organisers from around the world, including 13 New Zealanders, are in the Hawaii Islands this week for the first Experience Aloha Business Exchange, spearheaded by the Hawaii Tourism Authority.
Ahead of the exchange, officially starting today, groups from New Zealand, Australia, South East Asia and Europe headed to Hawaii’s Big Island to check out active volcanoes, waterfalls, snorkelling, zip lining, hiking and golf.
Debbie Hogan, senior director of sales for the Big Island Visitors Bureau, says holding the exchange on the Big Island was a big win for the bureau, as the island hasn’t always been first choice for visitors to the tropical destination. But with more and more direct flights