Travel Weekly's Hawaii E-letter: Sept. 17, 2007

THE HAWAII SUPERFERRY IS BACK ... WELL, ALMOST. Hawaiis Governor Linda Lingle reported last week that Hawaii Superferry would resume service between Oahu and Kauai on a limited schedule beginning Sept. 26. State officials said they had developed a security plan that will permit Hawaii Superferry, Alakai to safely enter and depart Kauais Nawiliwili Harbor where protestors and the vessel previously clashed. At press time, Mauis Circuit Court had not ruled on the temporary restraining order issue, filed against the company by environmental groups, which bans service between Oahu and Maui. The TRO remained in effect through at least Sept. 14.

NORTHWEST AIRLINES has cancelled its seasonal Alaska-Hawaii route, citing the need to use its planes on other routes. The service had been scheduled to run from December 2007 through May 2008. Northwest said it would provide booked passengers with alternative flight options.

HULIHEE PALACE, in Kailua-Kona on the Big Island, will close in mid-October for one year while repairs are made due to damage caused by the October 2006 earthquake to the 170-year-old site and visitor attraction.

RATES & DATES

" United Vacations is offering up to $100 in free tours and a five-day Alamo rental car (insurance and taxes not included) for Oahu bookings of at least $1,800 made by Sept. 30. for travel through Dec. 14. Agents should use the OAHU07 package code. Call (800) 328-6877 or visit www.vaxvacationaccess.com or use Amadeus AgentNet, Sabre Vacations, Worldspan Vacation Select or Vacation.coms AgentNet.

" ResortQuest Hawaii introduced special Thanksgiving pricing for its Maui hotel and condominium properties from Nov. 19 through Nov. 25. The promotion includes a fourth night free at eight ResortQuest properties. A five-night stay also includes a two-for-the-price-of-one luau. Call (866) 774-2924 or visit www.resortquesthawaii.com.

CORRECTION: The Waikoloa Golf Escape package at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa, which appeared in the Sept. 3 Hawaii E-letter, misidentified the Kauai Lagoons golf courses as part of the offer. The golf component should have identified Waikoloas Beach and Kings courses. In the meantime, the resort is featuring its Hawaiian Sand Dollars Vacation package through Dec. 15. The promotion includes a fourth night free and daily breakfast at daily rates that start at $460. Call (800) 228-9290 or visit www.waikoloabeachmarriott.com.

Hawaii Editor: Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

For promotional opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].

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