KAANAPALI BEACH HOTEL on Maui has brought back its
five-night Kaanapali Whale Encounter package. The $1,500 package
(double, partial ocean view) is valid for travel Jan. 1 through 31
and April 1 through 7. A compact rental car, daily breakfast and
whale-watch cruise are included. The price provides a $299 savings.
Call (80) 262-8450 or visit www.kbhmaui.com.
HOTELS in Hawaii is offering value-added incentives for
last-minute December bookings. The Mahalo + Double Miles package
earns up to 10,000 Hilton HHonors bonus points, plus double miles
with participating airlines (Delta offers quadruple miles). Nightly
rates start at $169 at the Doubletree Alana Hotel-Waikiki, $199 at
the Hilton Kauai Beach Resort and Hilton Waikiki Prince Kuhio, $229
at Hilton Hawaiian Village, $249 at Hilton Waikoloa Village, and
$269 at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk, through Dec. 23 on
stays of four or more consecutive nights. Call (800) HHONORS
(446-6677) and ask for rate code H9 or visit Hiltonfamilyhawaii.com/pointsandmiles, For the Delta
offer, good through February 29, call (800) HILTONS and ask for
rate plan DG for Hilton and Grand Wailea or DG1 for Doubletree and
MAUI OCEAN CLUB has added the two-bedroom and
three-bedroom Lahaina Villas to its inventory. The addition is part
of an ongoing build-out of the timeshare resort. The beachfront
property features a full range of resort facilities, including a
3.5-acre super-pool, restaurants and shops.
VACATIONS is getting a jump on things with its Early
Summer Sale, with a $250 savings incentive on reservations of
$3,000 or more made through Dec. 31 for travel from June 6 through
August 18. Travelers must include roundtrip flight, hotel and the
United Vacations cancellation waiver in their package and agents
must use promotion code SUMSALE at time of purchase. Call (800)
328-6877 or visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com or the VAX
VacationAccess technology via Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre Vacations and
ARRIVALS FOR 2007 will be about 60,000 less than 2006. A
reduction in lift to the Islands and price pressures on many
budgets, are widely considered likely to push visitor counts down
in 2008, with promotional rates by hotels already being offered for
travel in 2008. The state's Department of Business, Economic
Development and Tourism is anticipating a a count of 7.5 million
visitors for 2007.
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
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