AMERICAN AIRLINES will offer a new daily Los
Angeles-Kauai flight on 757 aircraft starting June 15. American
will compete with United Airlines on the Los Angeles-Kauai route.
United also uses 757 aircraft with daily service on the same route.
When American starts its Kauai flight, it will offer service from
Chicago, Dallas, Los Angeles, San Francisco, San Jose and St.
Louis. to the islands of Kauai, Oahu, Maui and the Big Island.
THE WAIKIKI BEACH Marriott Resort and the
Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel both finished major multi-million
dollar renovations. Both hotels are Marriott International brands.
The Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort received $60 million in work
while renovations on the Renaissance Ilikai Waikiki Hotel totalled
$27 million. Both resorts can be found on line at www.marriott.com.
THE KAPALUA BAY HOTEL, a Starwood property,
changed its name to the Kapalua Bay Hotel & Ocean Villas in a
move to better market its 15 private ocean view villas. The hotel
has 196 rooms and suites in addition to the 15 villas, which range
in size from 1,400 to 2,300 square feet. See www.kapaluabayhotel.com for details.
THE HAWAII VISITORS & Convention Bureau
added a multi-media component to help educate its travel agent
partners who want to become Hawaii specialists. The interactive CD
features Hawaiian video and music and complements the Ke Kula 'O
Hawaii self-study training program. That program was started in
1999 and has certified 5,700 agents. For more information, visit
the agent section on the HVCB Web site at www.gohawaii.com or
call (800) VISIT HI.
MARC RESORTS Hawaii and the Hyatt Regency Maui
are offering separate cash bonuses to travel agents for room
bookings. Reservations of five nights or more at Marc Resorts will
earn agents $40. Rooms must be booked by June 30 for travel through
Dec. 21. To book, call (800) 436-1304 or visit the Web site at www.marcresorts.com. At the Hyatt Regency Maui, agents
who book rooms from April 28 through May 31 will get a $20 bonus
for each night. To book, call (808) 661 1234 or visit http://maui.hyatt.com.