HONOLULU -- Callers to the Hawaii Visitors and Conventions
Bureau's toll-free number now talk to operators in Hawaii instead
of on the mainland.
Younger Direct, which is contracted to handle HVCB's consumer
requests, chose Hawaiian Airlines to operate the phone service
"We're fulfilling the promise made last year to have live voices
here in Hawaii answering calls," said Paul Casey, HVCB
The toll-free number used in consumer advertising -- (800) GO
HAWAII -- is manned daily from 4 a.m. to 7 p.m. Hawaii Standard
Time when, according to HVCB, 85% to 90% of calls are made.
Those calling are sent a copy of HVCB's 1997 travel planner, The
Islands of Aloha.
The 120-page planner has sections on each of the six islands and
includes feature articles on transportation, attractions, golf
courses and free activities.