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.
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
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
" 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
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.
Editor: Allan Seiden
Phone: (808) 734-4677
opportunities in the Hawaii E-letter, contact Debbie Joseph at [email protected].