OUTRIGGER ENTERPRISES GROUP is launching an updated Outrigger Hospitality Specialist travel agent program that aims to familiarize agents about resorts in Asia and Australia as well as Hawaii. The course focuses on top client segments for travel agents: families, romance, active vacationers, culture-seekers and business travelers. The full curriculum is being developed and written by communications specialist Marc Mancini. The new courses will be delivered in person by Outrigger field sales team members, via webinars and at Outrigger.com later in 2008.
HILTON FAMILY HAWAII has introduced the Win a Million Vacation Giveaway, offering travel agents an opportunity to win one million Hilton HHonors bonus points plus Hawaiian vacations for two for bookings made at its six properties on Oahu, Maui and Kauai. Hilton HHonors points can be used for travel, accommodations, entertainment and shopping. Hilton HHonors recently introduced its No Blackout Dates policy based on availability of standard rooms. Agents register online and answer a series of questions about Hilton Family Hawaii and Continental Airlines. All licensed IATA or ARC travel agents who are U. S. residents and are 18 or older are eligible to enter before the July 6 deadline, with no purchase necessary to enter. Visit www.hiltonfamilyhawaii.com/winamillion.
THE FAIRMONT ORCHID on the Big Island's Kohala Coast is offering a double bonus, combining a sixth night free and a $200 resort credit. Daily rates, with a three night minimum, start at $399 per night. The offer may be combined with other packages such as the Bed & Breakfast, Family Spa, Golf Package, with a minimum three-night stay required to receive only the $200 credit. Call (800) 845-9905.
THE DOUBLETREE ALANA-WAIKIKI is offering the Perfect Family Vacation Package (code PFV), with a one-bedroom suite, $75 dining credit and $40 Power Cards to use at Dave & Busters with a three-night booking at daily rates starting at $240 per night. The Sweet Romance Getaway (code ROM) includes breakfast in bed and one bottle of sparkling wine delivered to the room upon check-in. Daily rate starts at $194, with no minimum stay required. The Dream Deal (code DDL) includes breakfast for two adults and two children 12 and younger at daily rates starting at $199. Call (800) 559-4201.
RESORTQUEST HAWAII is offering KeikiQuest Kids Club for children ages 5 through 12 staying at any of ResortQuest Hawaii's eight properties in Waikiki from June 15 to Aug. 23. The club offers daytime activities for children and educates youngsters about Hawaii's culture and natural history. The program will be housed in a specially designated KeikiQuest Kids Club room at the ResortQuest Waikiki Beach Hotel. Daily programs run from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. and include lunch and a snack as a part of the $50 daily (plus tax) price per child. Call 866-774-2924.
CONDOMINIUM CONNECTION is paying a 13% commission on newly added hotel and condominium inventory in Hawaii. New properties include the Hyatt Regency Waikiki, Hotel Renew and Queen Kapiolani in Waikiki; the Royal Lahaina Resort and the Westin Kaanapali Ocean Resort Villas on Maui; and the Westin Princeville Ocean Resort Villas on Kauai. Call (800) 423-2976.
Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden
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