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.
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
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.
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.
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.
Phone: (808) 734-4677
opportunities in the E-letters, contact [email protected].