TRAVEL AGENTS can look for big bonuses from
Worry-Free Vacations and Outrigger Hotels & Resorts in Hawaii.
Through March 31, agents can earn between $150 and $750 cash for
bookings made via www.worryfreevacationsagent.com, GDS or (800)
328-0025 for travel completed by June 30. In addition, Outrigger
Hotels & Resorts is offering $50 per booking at all 10 of its
Hawaii condominiums for stays of five or more nights through Dec.
21. There's no limit to the number of bookings; however, the bonus
does not apply to groups of 10 or more rooms. www.outrigger.com
PLEASANT HOLIDAYS is adding seasonal flights
from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Kauai starting April 12. The
flight from Los Angeles will operate on Saturdays through Nov. 25;
the San Francisco flight will run Saturdays through Aug. 30.
THE HONOLULU FESTIVAL will take place this
week, on March 14, 15 and 16, with educational demonstrations of
dance, music and artistry at the Hawaii Convention Center, Ala
Moana Center, the Honolulu Academy of Arts and the Royal Hawaiian
Shopping Center. The festival will culminate with a parade along
Kalakaua Avenue at 5 p.m. on Sunday. Hilo Hattie is the official
retailer, and will sell themed logo merchandise throughout the
festivities in all of its Oahu stores. (800) 233-8912; www.hilohattie.com
KAMEHAMEHA SCHOOLS, owner of the Royal Hawaiian
Shopping Center, is moving forward with plans to renovate Waikiki's
largest retail complex, according to Kirk Belsby, its new chief
investment officer. The nonprofit trust said it hopes to select a
partner in the next three months to begin a much-anticipated $30
million to $60 million renovation to the 22-year-old, 290,000
square-foot property that spans three city blocks.
THE ASIAN TEMPORARY Exhibition Gallery at the
Honolulu Academy of Arts will host "Quiet Beauty: Fifty Centuries
of Japanese Folk Ceramics from the Montgomery Collection" through
April 11. The display includes some 100 Japanese folk ceramics
thought to date from 3000 B.C. to 1985. They include cooking
beakers, wine jars, tomb vessels, sake bottles and flasks, and
sculptural alcove ornaments.
• Gogo Worldwide Vacation has a new offer for the Turtle Bay Resort
on Oahu. Five nights' accommodations at the North Shore property
and rental car cost $619 (land only) or $1169 air-inclusive from
New York and Boston (other gateways also available). The package
must be booked by March 16 for travel between April 1 and May
• Kaanapali Beach Hotel on Maui is offering a whale watching
package that includes five nights' accommodations, rental car,
daily buffet breakfast, one dinner at the Tiki Terrace Restaurants,
a whale watch cruise with Trilogy Excursions, Maui Ocean Center
admission and other amenities. It's available through the end of
April. Rates begin at $1,475, with additional nights at $225.
• Pleasant Holidays has packages on Maui: five-night, land-only
holidays start at $372 per person, double occupancy, for
accommodations at the Castle Kamaole Sands condominium in Kihei on
• For a more upscale experience, try a fifth night free at the Four
Seasons Resort on Maui between Sept. 1 and Dec. 18. Five-night,
land-only holidays start at $932 per person, double occupancy,
including daily rental car.