NCL Gives Hawaii Tourism A Boost

Unique culture, outstanding outdoor adventures and some of the best beaches in the world – just a small sample of what this exotic destination has to offer. Aloha, welcome to Hawaii, reports assistant editor, Greg Coates in this week’s Travel Courier cover story.

With the fireworks of the Kilauea volcano now a distant memory, tourism officials – and Norwegian Cruise Line (NCL) – are encouraging travellers that may have been scared off by the eruptions to come back and enjoy the aloha spirit.

With numbers dipping slightly over the summer months due to the volcano, Hawaiian officials have anted up and additional US$2 million to promote the islands of Hawaii.

NCL earlier joined in the campaign by hosting a week-long industry fam, which included several Canadians and Travel Courier’s Greg Coates, aboard the Hawaii-based Pride of America.

And in a concerted effort to stimulate tourism, NCL, along with the Island of Hawai’i Visitors Bureau, hosted a private event during the trip in Hilo to celebrate the culture, history and people of Hawaii.

The cruise line also announced a new, limited-time free (and reduced) airfare promotion, valid on Pride sailings through Dec. 19, 2020.

For the full story, check out this week’s digital edition of Travel Courier.


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