Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: June 112007

GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT has competed the $109 million sale of ResortQuest Hawaii to Interval Acquisition Corp., a subsidiary of IAC/InteractiveCorp., a company headed by media mogul Barry Diller. Gaylord maintains a minority interest in two ResortQuest properties.  

 

TRAVEL-HAWAII, a Honolulu-based Internet booking service, has produced a comprehensive listing of resort fees at Hawaii hotels. According to company owner John Lindelow, the hotels' own online reservations systems don't make such fees apparent. Visit www.travel-hawaii.com/hawaiiresortfees.html.

 

IN THE SKY

" ATA Airlines begins service between Oakland, Calif., and Kona (the Big Island) on June 14. ATA will also inaugurate daily service from Las Vegas to Maui on June 14. Service between Oakland and Lihue (Kauai) begins June 15. All flights provide connections with numerous cities served by Southwest Airlines, ATA's codeshare partner. According to ATA, seats for the new flights are already almost sold out for summer.

" Alaska Airlines has announced plans to begin year-round, nonstop service between Seattle and both Honolulu and Kauai, with service to Honolulu beginning Oct. 12, and to Lihue on Oct. 28. Seasonal service between Anchorage and Honolulu will start Dec. 9.

RATES & DATES

" Travel Impressions has partnered with the Hyatt Regency Waikiki on a package that includes a fourth night free and free parking for a five-day Alamo car rental. Rates for new bookings for travel through Aug. 15 start at $625 per person, double, including taxes and service fees. Agents receive a 1% bonus commission for booking online. Call (800) 284-0044 or visit www.travelimpressions.com.

" W Honolulu Diamond Head has introduced the Wonder Woman package as a girlfriends' getaway special. Created in conjunction with Bobbi Brown cosmetics, it includes a gift pack of beauty aids and other gifts at rates starting at $335. It is available thru November 18. Call (866) 716-8112.  

" The Sheraton Keauhou Bay's Ultimate Wedding Package covers golf and spa services for 12 people. Also included are the chapel, flowers and officiant. Only the room portion of the $20,000 package is commissionable. Call (888) 488-3535.

Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].

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