Effective Dec. 16, travelers will be able
to fly direct on United Airlines from Chicago to
Hawaii's Big Island. The flight departs at 10 a.m. and stops in
packages available through United Vacations from Chicago, Boston,
Cleveland, Indianapolis, Milwaukee, St. Louis and New York begin at
$1,069 per person.
include the Ohana Keauhou Beach Resort in a partial oceanview room
and daily breakfast for two.
The offer is
valid for Wednesday and Thursday travel between Jan. 5 and March
Log onto www.vaxvacationaccess.com
for more information and bookings.
Holidays teamed with the JW Marriott Ihilani
Resort and Spa at Ko Olina to offer reduced rates and free
Those who book a
gardenview room with Pleasant for travel between Jan. 3 and Feb. 6
will be upgraded to oceanview. Four-night, land-only packages begin
at $679 per person, double (a $334 savings per couple).
Agents can call
(800) 448-3333 or visit www.pleasantagent.com for more
news from the hotel, the Ihilani spa has begun using a specially
designed line of products called Pua Kai, developed on the Big
Island by Sharon Warren, president and founder of Warren
The line uses all
natural and local ingredients such as ginger, jasmine, neroli, rose
oil and coconut as the base of its aromatherapy products, which
include oils and lotions.
The products will
be used by therapists in treatment as well as available for
purchase in the spa gift shop. Visit www.ihilani.com/index_spa.htm for more
Lani Resort announced five new packages, valid Jan. 3
through Dec. 20.
The Mauna Lani
Experience package begins at $350 for a standard room and includes
daily breakfast buffet for two with a three-night minimum stay. A
golf package begins at $485 per night and includes a day of
unlimited golf per room, double.
The Ohana package
includes two oceanview rooms and free Kid's Day camp for two
children, starting at $620 per night.
The Pick Your
Passion package begins at $485 per night and includes two amenity
certificates, which are valid for 50-minute spa treatments, dinner
at any of three restaurants, a day of unlimited golf or personal
Romantic Interludes package starts with champagne upon arrival,
daily breakfast for two, snorkel or sunset sail for two, two
50-minute spa treatments and a volcano helicopter tour for two,
beginning at $3,075.
Rack rates for
the same period begin at $395 for standard rooms, $1,650 for
oceanfront suites, $575 for one-bedroom villas or $4,600 for
Visit www.maunalani.com or
call (800) 367-2323 for more information on the hotel.
Hotels & Resorts extended its $50 Condo Booking Bonus
for travel agents through 2005. The bonus is paid on top of the
hotelier's regular commission and is valid for bookings of five
nights or longer through Dec. 21.
Outrigger has 10
condominium properties on the islands. On Kauai, two condo resorts
are located either on or within steps of the beach.
Plantation is on Poipu Beach and the Outrigger at Lae Nani near
Kapaa. The Outrigger Palms at Wailea on
Maui makes use of three nearby golf courses, and the Eldorado in
Kaanapali is close to Whaler Village and the Kaanapali Golf
Royal Sea Cliff on the Big Island is within walking distance of the
Kona Coast, while the Kanaloa sits oceanfront on 16
To book the $50
bonus, log on to www.outrigger.com/bookingbonus.
Aloha, an organization backed by the Honolulu Academy of
Arts and 10 other Oahu arts and cultural institutions on Oahu,
announced its January through March lineup of visual and performing
arts events on the island.
in January include "Stomp," the Shanghai Circus, First Friday's
Gallery Walk and "Romeo and Juliet" performed by the Honolulu
Neo Rauch's works from the Leipziger Volkszettung Collection, Mark
Pinkosh's one-man comedy show "Haole Boy," a Hawaiian music concert
series and the musical "Miss Saigon." Ongoing arts events feature
tours of the Hawaii State Art Museum and the historical theaters of
For a free
brochure, call (808) 532-8713 or e-mail [email protected].