teamed up with GoGo Worldwide Vacations to offer Club Express
services to those vacationing in Hawaii who rent at least a
full-size car. When travelers book Hawaii packages through GoGo,
they can show a drivers license, credit card and sign a rental
agreement at Club Express counters located at various airports
throughout the state, and receive keys to a rental car.
UNITED VACATIONS is offering a Get A Jump on Fall
sale for travel to Hawaii between Sept. 1 and Nov. 10. Travel must
be booked by June 30. Examples: Roundtrip air and four-night
accommodations at the Ohana Maile Sky Court on Oahu is $479 per
person from Los Angeles or San Francisco. At the Hilton Hawaiian
Village, rates begin at $749. In a similar four-night package,
which includes air to Maui, travelers can stay at the Aston
Kaanapali Shores for $694. Agents can book United Vacations at www.vaxvacationaccess.com; the VAX technology offered
by Amadeus, Sabre and Vacation.com; the GDS tour-booking products;
or by calling 800-328-6877.
GAYLORD ENTERTAINMENT purchased the Aston Waikiki
Beach Hotel in Honolulu for $107 million. The hotel occupies 19,400
square feet of retail and restaurant space, plus 716 guest rooms
with private lanais. The hotel was renovated in 2002 and is
currently managed by ResortQuest International, which is owned by
Gaylord, a company known for its meetings-focused hotels and
PLEASANT HOLIDAYS promoted the launch of a Los
Angeles-Kona flight on ATA by inviting 100 top-producing travel
agents to take the inaugural flight. The agents, all from Southern
California were greeted by, Mayor Harry Kim, who spoke during a
dinner function at the Fairmont Orchid. Kim thanked the agents
helping the Big Island grow visitor numbers.
CORRECTION: The Web address for Vans Triple Crown
of Surfing is www.triplecrownofsurfing.com. The June 13 Hawaii
E-Letter contained incorrect information. The event will take place
Nov. 12 to Dec. 20 on Oahus North Shore.