Hawaii and Alo­hi­lani up­lift

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FOL­LOW­ING a US$125 mil­lion ren­o­va­tion and re­brand­ing, Alo­hi­lani Re­sort Waikiki Beach has seen an uptick in visi­ta­tion from the Aus­tralian & NZ mar­ket.

With the re­sort hav­ing re­cently hosted guests on the Nor­we­gian Cruise Line 2019 Leg­ends famil for a one-night pre-cruise stay, Head of Area Leisure Sales Michael Troy told Travel Daily how the ho­tel was work­ing to im­prove stays, par­tic­u­larly from highly val­ued Ocea­nia guests, and how Hawaii com­petes with sim­i­lar des­ti­na­tions.

“A lot of the Ocea­nia au­di­ence comes for a long stay,” Troy said.

“They’re not go­ing to just stay three or four nights like some of our Asian com­mu­nity, they’re go­ing to stay seven, eight, 10 nights, so we’re try­ing to pack­age things in a way that it cre­ates value for vis­i­tors.

“We’re at the mercy of cur­rency ex­change, so all things con­sid­ered, our goal is to make sure the value of the va­ca­tion per­me­ates...if it’s not, then we need to up our game...whether they go to Bali or Thai­land or other places we’re com­pet­ing with, is Hawaii go­ing to be more fit to them based on that value?”

Pic­tured are O’ahu Vis­i­tors Bureau Sales Man­ager Manako Tanaka and Alo­hi­lani Re­sort

Waikiki Beach Area Ac­count Di­rec­tor Leisure & Tran­sient Sales Shauna Nakamura with Troy.

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