Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-Letter: September 3, 2001 September 03, 2001 Share 1 -- PLEASANT HAWAIIAN HOLIDAYS added the Sugar Beach Condominium Resort on Maui to its inventory of properties. The resort is near Maalaea Bay, about halfway between Kihei and Lahaina. Four-night, land-only packages -- including daily use of a rental car -- start at $314 per person per night. Call (800) 242-9244 or go to www.2Hawaii.com. THE AVERAGE HAWAII VISITOR from the West Coast spent $160 per day, with 43% of that spent on lodging while East Coast visitors spent $186 per day with 39% of that spent on lodging, according to the state of Hawaii's 2000 Annual Visitor Research Report. The study also noted that male visitors from the West Coast outnumbered female visitors 55% to 45%.THE HAWAII VISITORS & CONVENTION CENTER has two remaining travel agent seminars left for the year as part of its "Hawaii...Come Celebrate the Island of Aloha" series. The seminars offer a Hawaii trade show followed by presentations on the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui, Molokai, Lanai and the Big Island. The seminars run from 5:15 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. • Oct. 24: Bellevue, Wash. in the Hyatt Regency Bellevue. • Oct. 25: Portland, Ore. in the Hilton Portland. • Oct. 25: Portland, Ore. in the Hilton Portland. For more information call (800) 853-5891 or visit www.mjpaseminars.com.THE HAWAII VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU is holding its "fall mall tour" for consumers and agents. Displays at various shopping malls around the country include video terminals with information on the islands; a Hawaii history display; a virtual golfing booth; a juice stand; a Hawaii store with Hawaii products; a virtual helicopter tour of Hawaii and cultural performances. Dates, cities and malls follow: • Sept. 14-16: Auburn Hills, Mich., at the Great Lakes Crossing. • Sept. 21-23: Northbrook, Ill., at the Northbrook Court. • Sept. 28-30: Minnetonka, Minn., at the Ridgedale Center. • Oct. 19-21: Lynwood, Wash., at the Alderwood Mall. • Oct. 26-28: Portland, Ore., at the Clackamas Town Center. Visit www.gohawaii.com for more information.THE OUTRIGGER WAIKIKI started a kids program to teach them how to use a mask and snorkel in the comfort and safety of a swimming pool. The free program is held Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays from 8 a.m. to 8:45 a.m. in the pool at the Outrigger Waikiki. To sign up for the free lessons, call AquaZone at (808) 923-3483.THE KAUAI VISITORS BUREAU and Travel Weekly are looking for travel agents to participate in a series of Web-based focus groups to help the bureau determine what kinds of marketing materials to send to agents. The one-hour focus groups use the Internet and telephone conference-calling to link the Kauai Visitors Bureau and agents together. Focus groups for other organizations are planned. "The purpose of the groups is to give agents a chance to be involved in the process before a destination or company creates their marketing collateral," explained Travel Weekly focus group facilitator Mary Pat Sullivan. Agents interested in participating should contact Sullivan by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org.