SHERATON HOTELS & RESORTS
will become the
title sponsor of the second annual Hawaii Bowl. ESPN will televise
the collegiate football game on Dec. 25 at 8 p.m. (3 p.m. Hawaiian
time) from Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. Officials hope the Sheraton
Hawaii Bowl -- showcasing the destination in approximately 86
million households -- will provide a substantial marketing boost.
For more on Sheraton, visit www.sheraton.com
HAWAIIAN AIRLINES has a new Web service
enabling e-ticketed customers to check in for flights up to 24
hours before departure -- a supplement to the recently installed
self-service check-in kiosks now located at airports throughout
Hawaii. Travelers also can change seat selections and print
boarding passes on a standard printer. To find out more about the
new Web services, surf over to www.HawaiianAir.com.
HILTON WAIKOLOA VILLAGE on the Big Island will
offer its fall "Mahalo Rate" of $99 to travel agents through Dec.
19. Bookings must be made by Oct. 31. There are no minimum or
maximum length-of-stay requirements, but the offer is based on
availability and subject to change. And did we mention the 150-foot
water slide and the fabulous spa? For details, call (808) 886-1234
or visit www.HiltonWaikoloaVillage.com.
THE 33RD ANNUAL KONA COFFEE Cultural Festival
will be held on the Big Island Nov. 7 to 16. more than 30 events
will honor the island's 175-year-old coffee heritage. Follow the
International Lantern Parade, stroll through Holualoa's art village
for a glimpse of coffee art or sample coffee cuisine at the Kona
Coffee Recipe Contest. Also learn to pick the ripest, reddest
coffee cherries in the fields. Navigate the area and activities
with a Kona Coffee Country Driving Tour brochure, available at Kona
resorts, condominiums, activity desks, coffee businesses and the
festival Web site [www.konacoffeefest.com].