AUDUBON SOCIETY has pulled out of negotiations to
permanently manage Waimea Valley. Audubon will continue to manage
the 1,875-acre property on Oahu's North Shore, which is open to the
public, until a new operator can be found. The property is owned by
the Office of Hawaiian Affairs, which bought it several years ago
to preserve its botanical gardens, culturally significant sites and
undeveloped streamside setting.
SUPERFERRY is scheduled to begin interisland service for
passengers and cars, starting with July service between Oahu and
Maui and Kauai, at one-way fares starting a $42 per passenger and
$55 per car. A second vessel is scheduled to start service in
HAWAIIAN HOTEL has unveiled an art exhibit dealing with
the cruise era in celebration of the hotel's 80th anniversary. The
collection of artwork was commissioned by Matson Navigation Co.
from 1930 to 1960 and includes works by Eugene Savage, John Kelly,
and Frank McIntosh. The exhibition will remain on display in the
hotel's lower lobby through April 30.
AIRLINES will increase its flight capacity to Hawaii
beginning in June, adding a number of daily flights between Oakland
and Honolulu, Kona (Big Island) and Lihue (Kauai) and between Las
Vegas and Maui. The enhanced schedule will give ATA more nonstop
flights from the mainland than any other carrier.
VACATONS and RESORTQUEST HAWAII have
teamed up to offer the family-focused Kids Stay, Play & Eat
Free special for bookings of a minimum of five nights. The package,
available at ResortQuest properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai and the
Big Island, includes free activities, meals and merchandise for
kids 12 and under. Children age 17 and under stay free at all
ResortQuest properties and can be combined with other promotions,
including United Vacations' free car offer. Best pricing is
available on Wednesday or Thursday departures. Call (800) 328-6877
or use VaxVacationAccess.com, Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre
Vacations, Worldspan Vacation Select or Vacation.com's
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].