HOLIDAYS is giving away a free iPod Shuffle for every two
new, qualifying bookings on Hawaiian vacations of at least five
nights through March 31. Bookings must include air and hotel. iPods
will ship by May 1. Go to www.pleasantagent.com for more information or
WAIKOLOA VILLAGE will invest $46 million in propertywide
improvements that are scheduled for completion before the end of
the year. The Kohala Sports Club & Spa has already received a
makeover, as has the adjoining Tennis Gardens. Waterslides,
Jacuzzis and walkways will be installed or improved, Internet
access added to all existing guest rooms and three of the nine
restaurants will be renovated.
SPAM JAM street festival will take place on April 29 on
Waikikis Kalakaua Ave. from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. Hawaiian chefs will
prepare spam dishes for the 20,000 people expected to attend the
AIRWAYS has launched a new daily flight from Phoenix to
Kona. The flight capacity is 190 passengers. The flight departs
Phoenix at 11:40 a.m., arriving in Kona at 3:27 p.m. On the return,
the flight leaves from Kona at 11:59 p.m. and arrive in Phoenix at
8:48 a.m. the following morning.
HAWAIIAN INTERNATIONAL BILLFISH TOURNAMENT will take place
in Kona July 24 to 28, where fishermen from around the world
compete to catch the largest marlin, swordfish and tuna. Go to www.hibtfishing.com for more information.