Hawaii vacation deals & news: October 7, 2014

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* The travel agency Pleasant Holidays is advertising a Hawaii January Vacation Sale with with a free convertible, SUV, minivan or luxury rental car. See more details here.

* If you want to visit Maui on the cheap, this hotel deal for $79 per night at the 2.5-star Maui Beach Hotel, looks like it’s worth considering.

* Cruises are on sale world wide for CLIA Cruise Week, per my cruise expert pal Tanya Taylor. She indicated that one of the best Hawaii cruise values during this celebration/sale period with Norwegian Cruise Line and their 10% onboard credit back offer.

* Folks in Hawaii are discussing the possibility of reinstating the Hawaii Superferry. This controversial, inter-island ferry service was only briefly in business several years ago before meeting vocal opposition. Read more about this topic at Hawaii News Now.

* Could a nonstop flight from Europe to Honolulu be in the works? Hawaii Tourism Authority officials say that discussions are underway.

* Maui Ocean Center is now on Instagram! In celebration of Maui Ocean Center’s Instagram launch, they’re giving away a beach inspired gift collection, shown in this Instagram photo, from Maui Ocean Treasures gift shop, valued at over $150. Throughout October, share your photos from the Aquarium and include the hashtag #MOCWorldofWeirdand tag them at @MauiOceanCenter to enter the drawing. The winner will be selected randomly on November 1st. Your Instagram profile must be public in order to be eligible for this drawing.

* The Four Seasons Resort Lodge at Koele will close temporally in early 2015 to house workers who are renovating the Four Seasons resort at Manele Bay. Read more here.

* There’s quite a bit of news about the lava flow on Hawaii, the Big Island.

  • The current lava flow is heading towards roads and inhabited areas of Puna. At the moment, the flow is roughly a mile from streets. See the most recent volcano update here. Additionally, see this link for aerial video footage shot on October 3rd.
  • The Hawaii County lava viewing area in Kalapana is closed to the general public.
  • This lava flow is only viewable via helicopters and planes, however Hawaii County Civil Defense has implemented new air space restrictions immediately above the flow. Read more here.
  • Plans are firming to repair the Chain of Craters Road that’s been blocked by previous lava flows for more than a decade.


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Sheila Beal is the founder and editor of Go Visit Hawaii. You can connect with Sheila Beal on Twitter, Go Visit Hawaii on Facebook, or Sheila Beal on Google+.

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