WAIKIKI WAVE, an upgraded remake of the Coral Seas, has
opened. The 247-room property includes double queen beds in all
rooms. Decor is contemporary chic and rooms include flat-screen
televisions, DVD players, free wireless Internet and mini-kitchens.
Rates include continental breakfast. There are two in-house
restaurants. Get Acquainted rates of $106 to $174 are offered
through Nov. 30. Rates for 2007 range from $200 to $310. Call (866)
406-2782 or visit www.aquaresorts.com.
UP, in spite of a drop in
visitor count for August, due to declines in the number of Japanese
and East Coast arrivals. The West Coast, which provides Hawaii with
about 50% of its visitors, continued to register an increase in
arrivals, up 3.9%. Some say that the trend to more frequent,
shorter vacations favors Hawaii with West Coast travelers, but is a
disadvantage from the East Coast. High air fares are on everyone's
mind, with many fearful they could prove a spoiler for Hawaii.
AIR GROUP, parent of Go airlines, has launched Go!
Vacations and will be selling packages through its Web site [www.iflygo.com].
The packages are being offered through an agreement with wholesaler
CRUISES has launched the Spirit of Kona, a twin-hull
vessel designed for viewing sea life. The 70-foot vessel carries
149 passengers. In addition to decktop viewing, the boat offers two
large, glass-bottom viewing wells. The ship will be used on the
company's Humpback Whale Watching Adventures, Dolphin Ecoadventures
and Sunset cruises, departing Kailua, Kona on the Big Island. Visit
AIRLINES has added Korean Air and Air New Zealand as
interline e-ticketing partners. Aloha now has such agreements with
13 airlines. Both carriers can issue boarding passes for interline
connections to Aloha flights.
Phone: (808) 734-4677
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