PLEASANT HOLIDAYS is offering $289 roundtrip
airfare from Los Angeles and San Francisco to Honolulu onboard ATA
using Boeing 757-300 aircraft. Travel dates for the nonstop service
are through March 31. In April, the fare rises to $309 per person.
In addition, people who want to travel from either California city
to Maui will pay reduced fares. Roundtrip tickets through April 30
begin at $319. Clients can also take advantage of Pleasant's "Ocean
of Savings" promotion. Five-night, air-inclusive holidays to
Waikiki from San Francisco or Los Angeles start at $455 per person,
and five-night, air-inclusive vacations to Maui from San Francisco
or Los Angeles start at $599 per person. Prices are based on double
occupancy and include accommodations, a fresh-flower lei greeting,
roundtrip hotel/airport transfers to Waikiki or daily Dollar Rent A
Car on Maui, and all hotel and car rental taxes. For more
information call (800) 742-9244 or visit www.pleasantholidays.com.
AGENTS SENDING CLIENTS TO OAHU in May or June
have good reason to book at the island's only North Shore resort.
The 401-room Turtle Bay Resort is offering Mother's and Father's
Day packages. Through May, guests can enjoy five nights in one of
the property's 42 Beach Cottages with one complimentary breakfast,
lunch and dinner for mom at Palm Terrace, Sand Bar or Hang Ten Bar
for $2,499. The cottages, which were recently renovated, have ocean
views with private waterfront lanais. The resort is also offering
deluxe ocean-view accommodations in the main hotel for five nights
at $1,799 per package. Through June, the same packages are extended
to dads. For more information visit www.TurtleBayResort.com.
THE SHERATON MAUI is offering a new "Ohana"
(family) package as well as a pair of wedding packages. The "Boats,
Trains and Poolside Games" package includes three nights at the
Kaanapali Beachside hotel in an Ohana Family Suite, daily breakfast
buffet for two adults and two children (under 12), four roundtrip
passes on the Sugar Cane Train, a picnic snorkel cruise and a
poolside amenity pack. The package is $2,413, including taxes. The
package is available through Dec. 25. The two new wedding packages
include the "Flowers of the Heavens" and "Royal Black Rock," each
of which is overseen by an on-site wedding coordinator, who will
take care of everything from arranging marriage license
appointments to personalizing champagne flutes and calling for
limousine service. The Flowers package costs $7,500 and is held in
a garden setting; the Royal package is $9,500 and is held on the
lawn overlooking Pu'u Keka'a, the black rock cliffs that overlook
the ocean. For more information visit www.sheratonmaui.com. AIRING IT OUT
• Suntrips, partnering with ATA, launched daily nonstop air service
year-round from San Francisco and Seattle to Honolulu. The operator
will offer six-day charter packages from $620 per person, double,
from San Francisco and $645 from Seattle.
• American will begin seasonal nonstop service from San Francisco
to Maui on June 10. The daily flight will be on a Boeing 757. The
service will run through Sept. 7.
• Starting June 3, United will offer daily service from Chicago
[O'Hare] to Honolulu on a Boeing 777 aircraft. The flight is
scheduled to depart Chicago at 10:15 a.m. and arrive in Honolulu at
1:45 p.m. The return flight is slated to depart Honolulu at 4:25
p.m. and arrive in Chicago at 5:15 a.m. the next day.