Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: December 5, 2005

THE WAIKIKI IMPROVEMENT ASSOCIATION will hold a festival on May 13. Waikiki by Moonlight -- Where Vintage Meets Vogue will be an evening of retro art, design and performance on Kalakaua Avenue, right in the heart of Waikiki. The festival will feature a fashion show that spotlights present and past Hawaii wear, Hawaiian crafts, Hawaiian cuisine booths that feature traditional and new dishes and a hula dance and music concert. ResortQuest Hawaii is offering special rates at properties on island during the festival, starting at $73 per night. Go to www.waikikiimprovement.com for more information.

PLEASANT HOLIDAYS package for the Hula Bowl, to be held Jan. 21, includes roundtrip air, flower lei greeting, hotel transfers, five days accommodations in Waikiki, game tickets and transfers to and from Aloha Stadium on game day. Prices begin at $699 per person for West Coast departures, $949 from the Midwest or East Coast. Land-only packages are available as well. Visit www.pleasantagent.com/hulabowl or call (800) 818-8780 for more information.

THE KAUAI VISITORS BUREAU announced the formation of a new destination group, Kauai: Discover Golfs Ultimate Island Green, by five of the islands top golf resorts and clubs. The consortium will work closely with the visitor bureau in order to market the islands golf courses, as well as raise funds for improvements and worldwide advertising. For more information about the group, log on to www.kauaidiscovery.com/activities/golfing or call (800) 262-1400.

MEANWHILE ON MAUI, the Wendys Champions Skins Game will be held at Grand Wailea Resorts Wailea Gold Course on Feb. 5 and 6. Tickets are expected to go on sale this month. Jack Nicklaus, Tom Watson, Gary Player, Hale Irwin and Arnold Palmer are among the participating pros.

THE WESTIN KAANAPALI, also on Maui, launched a Family Splash package for 2006 that features breakfast buffet for two adults and two children, in-room milk and cookies, lei greetings, and a 2-for-1 rate at the Westin Discovery Center kids camp. Rates begin at $449 per night and are valid Jan. 8 through Dec. 22. The Westin also honors a Kids Eat Free program that entitles kids under 12 free dining at the Ono Bar & Grill during breakfast, lunch and dinner with one paying adult. Go to www.westinmaui.com for more information.

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