AVIATION MUSEUM PEARL HARBOR will make its debut on the
65th anniversary of the bombing of Pearl Harbor in Hawaii. Located
on Ford Island in the middle of Pearl Harbor, the museum will be
housed in a World War II-era hangar that still bears the scars of
the Dec. 7, 1941 attack. The new museum includes an array of
restored vintage WWII aircraft such as Japanese Zeros and U.S.
Wildcats. Also featured will be interactive displays and a theater.
Also onsite is an aviator-style restaurant and a gift store. Future
expansion includes Hanger 79, focusing on the Pacific battles in
WWII, and Hangar 54, with a focus on the Korean, Vietnam, and
so-called Cold wars. Tickets, priced at $14 for adults and $7 for
children, are available at the onsite ticket offices at the Pacific
Aviation Museum or the USS Bowfin Submarine Museum, also in Pearl
Harbor. For ticket information, call (808) 690-0169 or visit www.pacificaviationmuseum.org.
HANA-MAUI & HONUA SPA is offering travel agents an
incentive of up to $60 per booking for the Wellness and Spa Escape
package. Agents receive $10 per night for up to six nights for
packages sold until March 31 (Dec. 21 to Jan. 4 blackout). Rates
start at $593 for two, including breakfast, massage and amenities.
AIRLINES will increase its flight capacity for Hawaii.
Starting in June, ATA will add a second daily flight between
Oakland and Honolulu while adding direct service between Oakland
and Kona (Big Island) and Lihue (Kauai) and between Las Vegas and
Kahului (Maui). The additional 21 weekly flights will give ATA 171
weekly departures. The additional flights will put ATA in a league
with Hawaiian Airlines, United and American, each of which operates
more than 200 flights per week to Hawaii.
LAHAINA RESORT has offered a glimpse into its $30 million
renovation of the 330-room Lahaina Kai Tower. The $90,000-per-room
renovation entailed stripping each room down to its frame and
rebuilding it into a new upscale product. The new luxury rooms were
recently unveiled as the 11th and 12th floors were reopened. All
rooms will be available by mid-February. The renovation is part of
a $330 million redevelopment plan for the 27-acre property through
VISITORS & CONVENTION BUREAU has promoted Jay Talwar
as senior vice president of marketing. Talwar will oversee the
HVCB's promotional campaigns to help increase travel from North
America. With the HVCB since 2004, Talwar oversaw the redevelopment
of HVCB's GoHawaii.com website.
Phone: (808) 734-4677
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