A stroll of Waikiki in the late 90s is different from a stroll of Waikiki today. Obvious is the unfinished beautification project that is bringing a much-needed fresh air and changing the overall face of one of the world’s most visited destination. The beautification of Waikiki is coming along wonderfully, with the little nuisance, Read More
Hawaii is all over the media these days. Not one, not two, but three television shows are currently being filmed on its main island of Oahu. Within the past few months, it was also the chosen location for blockbuster feature films like “First 50 Dates” featuring Drew Barrymore and Adam Sandler, as well as, Read More
HAWAII tourism got off to an excellent start this year, a Hawaii tourism official said. In a letter sent to tourism executives, John Monahan, president of the Hawaii Visitors & Convention Bureau, claimed that Hawaii had a record 1.1 million domestic visitors, surpassing 2003 levels by nearly 7 percent.
Hanauma Bay on the island of Oahu in Hawaii was ranked number one by the Laboratory for Coastal Research at Florida International University’s 2004 Top Ten Beaches list. Dr. Stephen Leatherman, known as Dr. Beach and one of the country’s foremost experts in the scientific study of beaches and coastal processes, chose Hanauma Bay, Read More
In the 2 and 1/2 years since the September 11 attacks, Japanese tourists have found a series of reasons to avoid Hawaii — terrorism, ill will caused by the war in Iraq, fear of SARS. But now the Japanese are coming back. “I feel safer here than other places, like Europe,” said Yoshiko Odagawa, Read More
Funjet Vacations is offering travelers savings of $75 for vacations to the Hawaiian island of Maui from origins nationwide with its Maui Magic promotion. This offer is valid for air and hotel vacations booked now through May 31, 2004 for travel now through Dec. 15, 2004. Enhance a Maui vacation with various add-on tours., Read More
Now through May 15, 2004, travelers can save $100 per couple to Hawaii’s Big Island with United Vacations. This offer is valid for travel on or before June 30, 2004. The promotional code KOA50 must be entered at the time of booking in order to receive the savings indicated. Sample vacations include roundtrip airfare, Read More
Kauai’s Poipu Bay Golf Course, home to the PGA Grand Slam of Golf, is continuing its popular “Grand Slam” three-round golf package through 2004. In addition, Poipu Bay is offering other special 2004 values designed for golfers who want to experience the award-winning course–whether it be just once or several times during their island, Read More
Hanalei Colony Resort, a small, intimate beach resort on Kauai’s north shore, is continuing its “Explore Napali” package for travelers in 2004. The package is designed for active travelers who want to explore Kauai’s spectacular north shore while making their “home base” at Hanalei Colony–a relaxed beachfront hideaway.
Dynamic young entrepreneur Jim Reddekopp, owner of the Hawaiian Vanilla Company, announces the launch of a new culinary ag tourism program. Tour operators can enrich their standard itineraries by adding on a variety of personalized visits to Hawaii’s boutique farms combined with cooking demonstrations by a top chef.