RANCH: The Big Island's Parker
Ranch added sporting clays to its list of outdoor-related
activities. Five shooters can simultaneously aim at clay pigeons
released from 7 different throwers. Ten rounds is the required
minimum, at 25 targets per round. Each round costs $25. The Parker
Ranch also offers year-round hunting of game like boar, goat and
bull. Small-game bird hunts are also available; costs range from
$375 to $1,850. For more information call
808-885-7655 or check out the Parker Ranch website, www.parkerranch.com.
ALOHA," an organization backed by the Honolulu Academy of
Arts, released its January-to-March lineup of visual and performing
arts events throughout Hawaii. Events beginning in January include
Stomp, the Shanghai Circus, First Friday's Gallery Walk and Romeo
and Juliet, performed by the Honolulu Symphony. February brings
about Neo Rauch's works from the Leipziger Volkszettung Collection,
Mark Pinkosh's one-man comedy show "Haole Boy," a Hawaiian music
concert series and Miss Saigon. For a free 32-page brochure, check
the Web site (www.honoluluacademy.org), call (808) 532-8713 or
email [email protected].
TIME: January will be dubbed
"Aloha Swing" month on the Golf Channel, which will devote coverage
to Hawaii's multiple golf events as well as the islands themselves
as a destination for golfers. Four pro events take place during the
month, two on Oahu, one on the Big Island and one on Maui. "Aloha
Swing" was a collaboration by the Golf Channel and the Hawaii
Visitor and Convention Bureau (HVCB). There will be a Hawaiian
vacation sweepstakes offered on thegolfchannel.com. For more
information and schedules of programming, visit www.gohawaii.com or
The MAUNA LANI
RESORT introduced new packages,
valid from Jan. 3 through Dec. 20, 2005. The Mauna Lani Experience
package begins at $350 for a standard room and includes daily
breakfast buffet for two. A three-night minimum stay is required.
The Ohana package includes two oceanview rooms and free Kid's Day
camp for two children starting at $620 per night. The five-night
Romantic Interludes package starts with champagne upon arrival,
daily breakfast for two, snorkel or sunset sail for two, two
50-minute spa treatments and a volcano helicopter tour for two,
beginning at $3,075. Visit www.maunalani.com or call 800-367-2323 for more
information on the hotel.
HOTELS & RESORTS extended
its $50 Condo Booking Bonus for travel agents through 2005. The
bonus is paid on top of the hotelier's regular commission and is
valid for bookings of five nights or longer through Dec. 21, 2005.
Between the Hawaiian Islands, Outrigger has 10 condominium
properties. For booking the $50 bonus, log on to www.outrigger.com/bookingbonus.