Last night I had the pleasure of being invited to Sydney’s Grace Hotel by Hawaiian Airlines and Hawaii Tourism Oceania. Hawaiian Airlines flew out two of Honolulu’s top chefs who put on Hawaiian inspired dishes in the main dining room at The Grace Hotel.
At the special opening dinner, attended by travel and media representatives, we were treated to a myriad of dishes inspired by the Hawaiian Islands multicultural cuisine, which is influenced by the many cultures including Polynesian, Japanese, Chinese, Western and more.
I will have the pleasure of flying to Honolulu in a few weeks where I will be joining the Carnival Spirit on her journey to Sydney. Naturally I will be spending a few days shopping and enjoying the many fine restaurants there.
The Hawaiian Food Festival will continue at the Grace Hotel to the end of June. I highly recommend you try some of this delightful cuisine.
PHOTO: Sherilyn Robinson, General Manager, Sales & Marketing, Hawaiian Airlines with John Pond
Words & Photos: John Pond
Travel the World and its luxury travel partner Tauck have announced the appointment of the first Tauck ambassador for the Australian market, Ita Buttrose AO, OBE. An Australian icon, Ita is a journalist, author and businesswoman who is greatly admired for her stellar career, her wit and charm and her tireless efforts for charities such as Alzheimer’s Australia, of which she is the National President.
Ita says of her new role: “I am excited to be on board as Tauck’s ambassador. Travel is one of my great passions and it’s been a joy getting to know fellow Australians who are long-time ‘Tauckers.’
Established in 1925, Tauck is a world leader in upscale, escorted travel. Family owned and operated, Tauck offers guided all inclusive land journeys, cruises and family travel adventures in 65 countries and all seven continents. The company showcases the “must-see” attractions in each destination, enhancing guests’ experience with in-depth commentary and insights that add perspective and understanding. Tauck complements visits to must-see sites with insider access to “off the beaten path” locations that deliver authentic cultural experiences and are either unavailable or unknown to most travellers. Tauck travellers can be assured that virtually everything is included in their upfront prices, with no hidden fees or surprise add-ons. Tauck works closely with worldwide partners to ensure that travellers receive the best value in the upfront prices offered.
Tauck is launching a brochure dedicated to Australians for travel in 2013.
As Ita sums it up: “Tauck has a special way of opening doors to unique experiences and inspiring moments that will make your holiday truly unforgettable. What more could a sophisticated traveller ask for?”. I agree, John Pond.