SUNTOURS will increase its inbound Hawaii
service this summer to meet increasing demand, said William A.
Goldstein, chairman and CEO of the operator's parent company, RCG
Companies. Beginning June 1, SunTours will increase its Oakland
service to 11 flights per week, bringing travelers direct to
Honolulu, Maui, Kona and Kauai airports. The operator also has an
agreement with Aloha Airlines to transfer customers between the
PLEASANT HOLIDAYS is offering customers free
interisland Hawaii flights in order to promote ATA Airlines nonstop
service from Los Angeles to Kona, on the Big Island. Customers who
book Pleasant packages to Kona will be offered a free flight to
Oahu, Maui or Kauai during their stay, and will then return to Los
Angeles from the island they have chosen. The reverse holds true as
well -- if travelers want to fly to Oahu, Maui or Kauai from Los
Angeles, they will be offered a free ticket to Kona, where they
will then catch the Kona-LAX return flight. Offer is valid through
Aug. 28, 2005. Visit www.pleasantagent.com for more information.
STARWOOD is introducing a Sunrise to Sunset
package at its Sheraton Kauai Resort. The offer includes a daily
breakfast buffet for two; a 10% discount on dinner; nightly mai
tais at sunset with a torch lighting ceremony and live Hawaiian
music; discounts on certain beach activities; use of the fitness
center, tennis courts and Internet; and parking. Rates begin at
$215 per night and range to $365 for an oceanfront deluxe room.
Visit www.sheratonkauai.com or call (888) 488-3535 for more
THE BISHOP MUSEUM will host a viewing party on
July 3 that will mark the time a NASA space probe collides with
Comet Tempel 1 over Hawaii. At 7:52 p.m. Hawaii time, a spectacular
celestial show will be visible in the Hawaiian sky. The event is
expected to bring in stargazers, scientists and space enthusiasts
from 5:30 p.m. to 10 p.m. The event will take place on the Great
Lawn of the Bishop. Admission is $3 per person. For more
information, visit www.bishopmuseum.org or call (808) 847-3511.
THE WAILEA MARRIOTT began a multi-million dollar
renovation that is expected to bring the property to J.W. Marriott
status, according to Ed Fuller, president and managing director of
international lodging, Marriott International. All 521 guestrooms,
the lobby, pools and restaurants will be renovated. An oceanfront
restaurant, a spa and an adult pool with cabana lounges will be
built. The project is slated to be completed by July of 2006. The
hotel will stay open during the renovations.