VACATIONS is offering travelers 8,000 bonus miles (4,000
per adult) when they book four-night air-hotel packages to Hilton
or Doubletree properties in Hawaii. The offer is valid for bookings
made by July 31 for travel Sept. 1 through Dec. 15, 2005. The
promotional code is HILTONMLS. Packages start at $629 to the
Doubletree Alana Hotel Waikiki from Los Angeles or San Francisco.
Go to www.vaxvacationaccess.com.
THE PINEAPPLE GRILL opened at the Kapalua Resort
in mid-June, adding a new fine dining experience in western Maui.
Pacific island cuisine is the culinary theme. Theres an expansive
wine list, fresh local seafood, and sweeping views of Kapalua
Resorts Bay Golf Course and the ocean. A glassed-in wine room is
available for private parties or functions. For reservations and
more information, call (808) 669-9600 or log on to www.pineapplekapalua.com.
ISLAND AIR launched two new daily flights. The
first is between Kapalua, Maui, and Kona, on the Big Island; the
second links Kahului, Maui, with Kona. The flights will aid in the
summer travel boom, and will be in effect through Sept. 5. Rob
Mauracher, CEO of Island Air, said that the lift will greatly
increase tourism opportunities to western Maui -- destinations like
Lahaina, Kaanapali and Kapalua. One-way fares will begin at $89.
Those booking at www.islandair.com receive a 10% discount.
MAUI DIVERS JEWELRYS Pick-a-Pearl business, which
was established in 1959 and operates 50 locations, will open two
concessions aboard Norwegian Cruise Lines Pride of Aloha, beginning
in mid-July. The two stores will be called Galleria Fine Jewelry
and Ocean Treasures. The company focuses on Tahitian Black Pearls,
diamonds and gemstones. For more information, log on to www.mauidivers.com
or call (800) 253-6016.
VRX STUDIOS entered into a one-year agreement
with Hawaiian Vacations, which will license VRXs hotel images for
the Hawaiian Vacations Web site at www.hawaiianvacations.com. Hawaiian Vacations is part
of a family business that specializes in travel between Alaska and