Hawai’i Tourism New Zealand has advised the return of Mahalo Month for 2014. Actually spanning two months, Mahalo Month runs from 01 April to 31 May 2014 and includes an array of special rates and offers from Hawaii's travel industry. Offers include discount airfares, accommodation and touring options.
'We invite travel agents to come and experience Hawaii first hand to personally know the destination,' says Hawai‘i Tourism NZ manager, Darragh Walshe. 'Take advantage of the special rates and offers for the travel industry.'
Air New Zealand is releasing special mahalo industry airfares available for travel 19 January through to the end of May – with certain blackouts. These are available for travel agents plus one companion and are priced at NZ$585 ex Auckland and NZ$685 ex WLG/CHC. This includes airport and Government costs, for ‘The Works’. For travel dates and further info see: www.airnzagent.co.nz
While not offering a specific Mahalo Month airfare, Hawaiian Airlines has year-round iindustry discounted fares. These are from approximately NZ$600 plus taxes AKLHNL. Agents should refer to their in-house staff travel ticketing teams, World Interline Tours or TATS. Special booking conditions apply.
For more information, and to register, please visit www.mahalomonth.com or email
Captain Cook Cruises is offering agents the chance to experience a cruise on one of their designated Fijian departures from FJ$160pp per night - includes all meals and activities while onboard. Download a pdf flyer for all information.
World Resorts of Distinction has launched a new incentive programme for preferred retail agents, named ‘Diamond League’, that allows agents to earn points for every room night sold at a WRD property. Agents specialising in selling Fiji, Samoa, Cook Islands and Thailand canbecome accredited as a Diamond League agent via a short training module, and be rewarded for making bookings at a WRD Resort.
Armed with dedicated resort collateral and selling tools, the Diamond League Agents are first to obtain news about current specials and promotions via a dedicated website, newsletter and Facebook page. Not only are the agents rewarded monthly, but their clients will also receive extra benefits when staying at a WRD property.
Agent rewards range from resort gifts to free accommodation. Agents interested in the programme should email:
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland Airport - Deluxe Room for $95 pr/pn. Available from April 1 to September 30.
Hotel Grand Chancellor Auckland City - Studio for $100 pr/pn. One Bedroom Suite for $109 pr/pn. Available for travel from April 1 to September 20 - Block out dates: 07, 08 & 10 June.
Conditions apply. For reservations email
From Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch - from Wellington and Christchurh add $40 per person Per Person NZD and include Air New Zealand return economy class airfares.
Highlands Lodge & CottagesFive night package in ROH accommodation including return airport transfers and a half day general interest tour from $560pp share twin
Castaway Hotel & Apartments Five night package in ROH accommodation including return airport transfers and a half day general interest tour from $560 pp share twin
Single and triple rates available - contact
All departures from Auckland, Wellington and Christchurch. Bookings may be made within 28 days of departure date and within 60 days for Air New Zealand staff only.
Valid for travel April 1, 2012 to March 31, 2013. Conditions apply.
Sudima Hotels New Zealand has special industry rates at Sudima Auckland Airport. The 4.5 star property is offering a rate of $99 incl. GST (subject to availability at time of booking). The hotel offers complimentary airport transfers and parking, and features an indoor heated pool and gym. Book at
To help create a once in a lifetime ‘extreme indulgence’, Sofitel Luxury Hotels is offering the chance to take over an entire motu in French Polynesia for three nights.
Sofitel Bora Bora Marara Beach & Private Island is one of the South Pacific’s most spectacular retreats, and features its own private island or ‘motu’, 150 metres long and 70 metres wide. Boasting rare 360 degree panoramic views, the private island is situated just five minutes by boat from the main island and looks back over Sofitel’s larger beach resort and the famous outline of Bora Bora’s Mount Otemanu.
While generally the domain of honeymooners and couples on holiday, Sofitel offers exclusive use of its smaller motu for private functions and events making it the most indulgent incentive destination in the Pacific. Bespoke or pre-packaged hire options for corporate guests are available. Prices start from 154 Euro pp per night including breakfast and local taxes (minimum three-night stay).
Alternatively, Sofitel offers a convenient pre-packaged experience, based on a group of 40 people (twin share) staying in French Polynesia for five-nights. Both offers are valid for bookings until the 31st of May 2013, and prices do not include transfers or airfares. Sofitel allows the motu to be privatised from the 1st of November to the 31st of May each year.