HONOLULU -- Hawaii wholesalers introduced incentives and special
promotions and packages.
Travel Impressions came out with the Mahalo spring bonus -- 15%
commission on all Hawaii air/land and land-only bookings. The offer
is valid for bookings March 1 to April 30 for travel anytime.
Prices start at $165 per person, double, for a land package
featuring five nights at Outrigger Hobron in Waikiki. The company
offers more than 120 properties on six islands; airline partners
are American, Continental, Delta, Hawaiian and Aloha. Travel
Impressions Phone: (800) 284-0044Delta Vacations doubled the bonus points for certain Hawaii
bookings as part of its Travel Agent Loyalty Program. Agents gain
points that earn free tickets on Delta. Double Bonus applies to
bookings at 28 properties on Oahu and Maui, for travel through Dec.
31 with deposits made by May 31. Launched in January, the loyalty
program provides 1,500 points per traveler for each Hawaii booking
made that includes purchase of the company's protection plan, and
750 points without the protection plan. Under double bonus, 3,000
and 1,500 points are awarded, respectively, and agents can earn a
free Delta domestic ticket for booking nine travelers with the
protection plan, and a free international ticket with 17 travelers.
Delta Vacations Phone: (800) 301-6400United Vacations is promoting a fourth-night free package at
Hilton Turtle Bay Golf and Tennis Resort on Oahu's north shore, for
travel April 21 through June 3. Packages include air on United,
five nights accommodations, a five-day Avis or Alamo rental car,
and hotel taxes. Prices, reflecting the free night, start at $719
from San Francisco, and $999 from Chicago, Denver and New York.
United Vacations Phone: (800) 328-6877.Gogo Worldwide Vacations has a campaign under way with the Oahu
Visitors Bureau, promoting special packages for travel through June
7. Packages include roundtrip air on American, five nights
accommodations (with a choice of 21 Oahu properties), a lei
greeting, transfers, sightseeing, and room tax. Prices, from New
York (Newark), for example, range from $699 per person, double, (at
Outrigger Maile Sky in Waikiki) to $1,389 (Ihilani Resort & Spa
in West Oahu). For information, agents can contact their local Gogo
offices.Fantasy Holidays started a promotion with Outrigger properties.
Six-night land package rates reflect one free night. Examples are:
Outrigger Prince Kuhio in Waikiki, for $346 per person, double;
Outrigger Kauai Beach, $357, and Outrigger Wailea Resort, $462.
Prices are effective through the year, with some blackout dates.
Fantasy offers a free Waikiki Trolley pass with all packages that
include a seven-night stay, when at least one night is in Waikiki.
United is Fantasy's carrier partner. Fantasy Holidays Phone: (800)
645-2555Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays has a promotion with Pacific Beach
Hotel providing a fifth night free and breakfast for two daily
through June 30. The offer is for partial-ocean through oceanfront
categories. Land-only package prices for five nights range from
$319 to $472 per person, double, depending on room category, and
include airport transfers. Pleasant Hawaiian Phone: (800)