Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: July 10, 2006

HAWAIIAN AIRLINES has requested a preliminary injunction against Mesa Air Group. The filing claims that Go, Mesas start-up interisland carrier, was launched with the aid of proprietary information gathered when Mesa was considering buying Aloha and Hawaiian when they were in bankruptcy in 2004 and 2005. Hawaiian is seeking a year-long ban on Go issuing interisland tickets.  

TRAVEL AGENTS are being offered sneak preview rates from July 1 through Dec. 19 at the Wailea Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on Maui ($179, double) and at the Waikoloa Beach Marriott Resort & Spa on the Big Islands Kohala Coast ($139, double). The offer includes an upgrade to an oceanview room, if available. Both hotels are undergoing multimillion dollar makeovers. Visit http://marriott.com/travelagents/signin.mi for details.

PURE KAUAI, specializing in customized body-and-spirit vacations, is offering a six-night, all-inclusive package that includes a stay at a private home or villa, a private chef to prepare all meals, all on-island transportation, surf lessons, yoga classes, massage and a guided Na Pali Coast hike. Rates range from $3,650 per person, double, to $6,000 per person, single. To book, call (866) 457-7873 or visit www.purekauai.com.    

THE BISHOP MUSEUM is sponsoring a seven-night, escorted trip to French Polynesia departing Sept. 23, led by archaeologist Yosihiko Sinoto The expedition includes visits to archaeological sites on the islands of Huahine and Raiatea, as well as time in Tahiti. Priced from $3,450 per person, double, the rate includes roundtrip air between Honolulu and Papeete, luxury accommodations, ground transportation and welcome and farewell dinners. Contact TravelWays in Honolulu at (808) 597-1425 for details.

ATLANTIS NAVATEK CRUISES is offering Moonlight Cruises off Waikiki, Diamond Head and East Oahu through Aug. 30. Pupus, live music and one cocktail are included in the $58 fare (children ages 2 to 12, $29). The cruise, which runs daily, departs Aloha Tower at 8:30 p.m. and returns at 10 p.m. For information, visit www.atlantisadventures.com.  

Hawaii Editor:

Allan Seiden

Phone: (808) 734-4677

[email protected]

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