Travel Weeklys Hawaii E-letter: July 31, 2006

GOGO WOLDWIDE VACATIONS is offering additional commission opportunities via its Earn More Money promotional program. The program offers a maximum $60 commission premium for rooms at properties on Oahu, Maui, Kauai, the Big Island and Molokai for bookings made through Sept. 30, for stays between Sept. 1 and Jan. 31. Call (866) 286-4646 or visit www.gogowwv.com.

TWO HAWAII MARKET TRENDS are emerging. Interisland travel is up significantly since Go! Airlines entered the market with discounted air fares, igniting a fare war. Also, there is a shift to upscale product, driving up average daily room rates and hotel profitability.

THE UPSCALE KONA VILLAGE RESORT is offering a fifth night free for space-available bookings of four nights through Dec. 16. Rates for the fifth-night-free program start at $725 per night, double. Call (800) 367-5290 or visit www.konavillage.com.

ATA AIRLINES is replacing 737-800s with 757-200s, adding 50 additional seats on its daily August flights between Oakland and Hilo to meet unexpectedly strong demand. ATAs codeshare partnership with Southwest provides numerous cities with direct links to Hilo.

THE STATEWIDE ALOHA FESTIVALS will celebrate its 60th anniversary with a monthlong series of events scheduled to begin Aug. 25. For information, visit www.alohafestivals.com.

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