Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: June 13, 2005

THE RADISSON KAUAI BEACH RESORT is offering packages valid through Dec. 20. Each includes a nightly managers cocktail party, torch-lighting ceremony and Polynesian dance show, airport transfers and use of the propertys tennis facilities. Packages include the Bed and Breakfast in Paradise, which begins at $259 per night and includes a daily breakfast buffet. The Honeymoon Spa Delight package offers a fifth night free plus a bottle of champagne on arrival, $25 daily meal credit and two 30-minute massages, starting at $269 per night. The Golf and Spa Package includes a round of golf at the Kiele Course, a 50-minute massage, a 50-minute facial and car rental for the duration of the stay, beginning at $259 per night, with a three-night minimum. Go to www.radissonkauai.com for details.

STARTING JAN. 16th, Pleasant Holidays will begin a five-year contract with United as the operators preferred carrier for advance purchases. The current contract with ATA will expire on Jan 15. The new agreement will enable Pleasant Holidays to better meet customer demand at times of the year when we need it most, said Jim Barsch, Pleasant Holidays vice president of operations. Our new agreement with United will give us more flexibility in our pricing, greater flight frequency and more opportunities to expand market share.  As the airline with the most flights serving Hawaii from the mainland U.S., it only makes sense to further enhance our relationship with United. Visit http://www.pleasantagent.com for more information.

DATES HAVE BEEN ANNOUNCED for this years Vans Triple Crown of Surfing events on Oahus North Shore. From Nov. 12 to 23, the Vans Hawaiian Pro will take place at Haleiwas AliI Beach Park. The ONeill World Cup of Surfing will be held Nov. 25 to Dec. 7 on Sunset Beach; the Rip Curl Pro Pipeline Masters will be held from Dec. 8 to 20 at the Bonzai Pipeline. Surfing may or may not take place on every scheduled day, depending on wave conditions. Visit http://www.triplecrownofsurfing.com for further information.

THE KAPALUA BAY HOTEL has added a honeymoon package to its 2005 lineup. The plan includes a car rental and daily breakfast plus champagne and strawberries upon arrival. Rates start at $405 for an oceanview room. Call (808) 669-5656 or log on to http://www.marriotthawaii.com for more information. 

AQUA HOTELS announced its inclusion of the Aqua name in all amenity names at its hotels and resorts throughout Hawaii. AquaSpa will be the term used for poolside cabanas that offer massages, body scrubs and facials. AquaFit will be the name of fitness centers; AquaKit is the name for in-room amenities such as microwave, refrigerator, coffeemaker, wet bar, etc. AquaStart will be a healthy continental daily breakfast and AquaConnect is the name of the brands WiFi Internet connection. Visit http://www.aquaresorts.com for more information.

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