AIRLINES filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection. The
carrier's president and CEO, David Banmiller, claimed it would be
"business as usual as we try and restructure our company." According to the release, reservations will
continue to be taken, tickets will be honored and flights will
operate as scheduled.
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES CEO John Adams and Adams-affiliated
companies agreed to pay the airline $3.6 million to settle
accusations by the airline's trustee, Joshua Gotbaum, that Adams
diverted money from the airline. Gotbaum said the settlement
"should close a sorry chapter in Hawaiian's history" and help with
the airline's emergence from Chapter 11, now expected by February.
In an earlier settlement with the Securities and Exchange
Commission, Adams and the affiliates agreed to pay $2.5 million to
VILLAS released its 2005 packages. The Sweetheart package
includes villa accommodations for five nights, limousine transfers
with open bar, welcome champagne and chocolates, Kapalua body and
bath products and a pineapple plantation tour for $922. A seven
-night Par-5 package offers guests a $100 merchandise certificate
for any on-property pro shop, and either five or seven rounds of
play (depending on the season), starting at $1,369. All packages
include rental car and are valid through Dec. 18. Visit www.kapaluamaui.com/accommodations/villas/packages.html
for more information.
FALSETTO Aunty Genoa Keawe, 86, will join the Makaha Sons
on stage Jan. 21, at the Polynesian Cultural Center. The show marks
the beginning of the annual "E Launa Kakou and Moanikeala Hula
Festivals," and will take place at 7:45 p.m. in the Hale Aloha
Theater. Aunty Genoa began her career singing on Hawaiian radio in
1946 and has been a mainstay in the Hawaiian music community ever
since. Tickets for the show are $8 for adults, $6 for children.
Call (808) 293-3333 for tickets, or visit www.polynesia.com/hawaii_festival/moanikeala_index.htm
for more information.
RADISSON KAUAI BEACH RESORT is reaching out to travel
agents in 2005. The hotel is encouraging agents to visit with a
rate of $109 per night through Dec. 23. Agents get one free night,
a $50 Hilo Hattie gift certificate or 2,500 award miles on Hawaiian
Airlines for every five nights booked and used at the property. Ten
percent commissions are standard, and Radisson is now extending 10%
commission on luaus, dinner theater shows and wedding packages. For
more information, e-mail [email protected] or call the hotel at