Runaway Offers Hawaii Promotions

HONOLULU -- San Francisco-based Runaway Tours is offering agents one free ticket to Hawaii on United from San Francisco or Los Angeles for every 15 Hawaii bookings made that include air on the carrier.

Called the Fly for Free promotion, it was announced soon after Runaway introduced a $10 bonus commission for each Hawaii booking that includes air on United.

For both promotions, the client's travel must be completed by Dec. 20, and adults must buy Runaway's revision and cancellation waiver, which costs $39.

For more details or to book, agents can contact Runaway at (800) 622-0723.

Other Hawaii operator offers available include:

* Pleasant Hawaiian Holidays' Maui spring promotion in Southern California.

The campaign, which is run in conjunction with the Maui Visitors Bureau through March 31, includes discounted packages, newspaper and radio advertising and promotions and sweepstakes at 70 retail stores.

The packages, effective to June 13, feature seven nights' accommodations with a choice of seven hotels and roundtrip air from Los Angeles.

They also cover a rental car for the duration of the stay, a $30 activity credit for use at a Pleasant activities desk and taxes.

Prices start at $647 per person, double, at the Maui Islander in Lahaina.

Agents can call the Westlake Village, Calif., wholesaler at (800) 2-HAWAII.

* Seattle-based Sunmakers Travel Group is offering clients a free Alamo car rental upgrade for Hawaii bookings.

A compact car is provided at the economy rate, a midsize car at the compact rate or a full-size car at the midsize rate.

The offer is for travel through March 31 and, according to Sunmakers, clients can save up to $44 on a weekly rental.

Sunmakers can be reached at (800) 841-4321.

* Haddon Holidays is continuing its Thank Haddon It's Friday Agent Giveaway promotion through year's end.

The Mount Laurel, N.J., wholesaler, which started the promotion last November, holds a drawing every Friday, which includes all agents making Hawaii reservations the preceding week.

Each weekly winner receives a Hawaii trip for two, including two roundtrip tickets on United and six nights' accommodations.

For additional details or reservations, call (800) 257-7488.

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