The Walshe Group Pty Ltd is contracted by HTA for brand marketing management services in Oceania.


Market Overview

The marketing approach for Oceania is based around a recovery plan that facilitates a timely and appropriate return of visitors from Australia and New Zealand. Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania’s (HTO) brand position is underpinned by HTA’s key pillars and is aligned with the themes of natural beauty, unique culture and responsible tourism.


  • Concentrate a significant percentage of consumer direct marketing through digital channels, in recognition of the potential reach and cost effectiveness of digital marketing, and increased connectivity due to changed work and lifestyle patterns. Wherever possible, initiatives will be integrated to ensure audience reach through as many touchpoints as possible – including public relations, consumer direct, social, digital, tactical and trade.
  • Be the brand leader in the market, to inspire the consumer, ensure the right match of experiences, and for trade to align with, all in efforts to ensure competitive advantage for the destination and attract a traveler that chooses Hawai‘i for the right reasons. This includes matching holiday dreams and aspirations with the rich and diverse experiences of the six Hawaiian Islands.

Contact Information

Australia Office

Jennifer Gaskin
Account Director AU/NZ 
Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania
PO Box Q1348
Sydney, NSW 1230 AUSTRALIA

Email: [email protected]

New Zealand Office

Darragh Walshe
Country Manager
Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania
Private Bag 92136
Auckland, New Zealand

Telephone: 64-9-9772222
Email: [email protected]

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