What is it about Hawaiʻi?

Take off your travel industry hat for a minute and consider it like a traveller. If you’ve been to Hawaiʻi you likely already know that it is an extra special destination. If you haven’t, ask those who have, and they’ll tell you. People seem to love to share Hawaiʻi travel stories. Maybe their story will focus on the Polynesian culture, the delicious culinary scene, or even just the beautiful weather, but what brings the experience together is the Aloha Spirit.

The Aloha Spirit

Let’s start with the basics. Aloha is so much more than just a greeting. It’s been described as love, energy, a life force, enlightenment. Translated, it means “Breath of Life”. How beautiful is that? And it’s taken very seriously in Hawaiʻi. In fact, it is a legal statute that citizens and officials must conduct themselves according to the ideals of the Aloha Spirit, meaning “the coordination of mind and heart within each person. Each person must think and emote good feelings to others.” You feel it when you’re there. The warmth, charm, and sincerity of Hawaiʻi’s people.

And there’s more.

Without question, Hawaiʻi welcomes visitors and loves Canadians. That love is based on Canadians visiting as mindful travellers. Travellers who genuinely care about the destinations they visit and the people they interact with. Hawaiians know we travel with respect and value their truly incredible destination. That we travel with curiosity about cultures and history.

About Mālama.

It ties together the Aloha Spirit and mindful travel. It means giving back, and should a visitor choose, there are opportunities to better connect to Hawaiʻi by contributing some time to a local project. It just might be life changing.

You can put your hat back on.

Canadian visits to Hawaiʻi have been tracking upwards for many years, covid years aside. It’s because visitors become ambassadors. Hawaii is friendly, accessible, safe, and appeals to a very wide cross section of traveller types. Your clients will love it and will value your role in generating a travel experience they will truly never forget.

To learn more about Hawaiʻi.

For Travel Consultants, the Hawaiʻi Destination Specialist program is a great start. It has multiple sections to help to increase your destination knowledge, even if you’ve visited in the past. We highly recommend it, and currently you can potentially win gift cards by completing it. Click here to learn more.

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