Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: April 30, 2007

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES has reached an agreement with Continental Airlines that allows members of Hawaiian's frequent-flyer program to earn and redeem miles when they fly Continental anywhere in the U.S. The mileage-earning benefit is part of a new code-sharing agreement between Hawaiian and Continental. The agreement also allows members of Continental's frequent-flyer program to earn 500 miles for every interisland flight on Hawaiian. In addition to enhanced frequent-flyer benefits, the new program allows Hawaiian to offer its customers one-stop service between Honolulu and Cleveland, with Continental providing the connections to Cleveland from Hawaiian's gateways in Las Vegas, Los Angeles, San Francisco and Phoenix.

THE HOTEL HANA-MAUI has introduced an incentive for group weddings. A confirmed booking of 10 rooms or more per night secures the wedding couple two complimentary nights in a Deluxe Oceanview Sea Ranch Cottage, daily breakfast and a 60-minute treatment for the bride and groom at the Honua Spa. To qualify, the couple must book a Hotel Hana-Maui wedding package and a minimum of one organized, catered function for 20 guests. The offer is available until June 15 and from Sept. 1 to Dec. 19. May and September are designated by the hotel as adults-only. Wedding packages start at $2,000. Call (800) 321-HANA or visit www.hotelhanamaui.com/weddings.

THE SHERATON KEAUHOU BAY Resort & Spa on the Big Island's Kona Coast is offering summer specials. Endless Escape offers a daily room rate of $179. Sunrise to Sunset (rate code Sunrise) starts at $209 and includes breakfast and an afternoon mai-tai. Sunsational Savings (rate code SUNFREE) includes a fifth night free and daily breakfast, and can be enhanced with a $200 dining credit (rate code SUN200). Golf/Spa (rate code GOLFPKG) and Room and Car packages are also available. Call (888) 488-3535 or visit www.starwoodhotels.com/hawaii.

THE SHERATON PRINCESS KAIULANI in Waikiki is offering the four-night Historical Experience Package. It includes high oceanview accommodations, daily breakfast for two, a $100 activity credit (to be booked through the Sheraton Travel Desk) and historical tours of the hotel. The hotel is near the site of the garden estate of Princess Kaiulani, heir to the Hawaiian throne when the monarchy was overthrown in 1893. Room rates start at $365 per night, double. Call (800) 325-3535 and ask for the HIST EXP rate code.

MARRIOTT VACATION CLUB INTERNATIONAL has promoted Chris Wachta to regional vice president of marketing and sales for Marriott's four vacation-ownership resorts in Hawaii. Wachta was project director of sales and marketing at Marriott's Ko Olina Beach Club.

Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].

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