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Hawaii vacation deals & news: March 10, 2015


* This TravelZoo deal ($920 total) for a three-night stay in a luxury Kauai villa plus rental car works out to an average cost of $307 per night. Each villa sleeps at least four people, so share it with friends or family to bolster your savings. You can combine multiple three-night vouchers for longer stays. * LivingSocial has a great six-night Maui ... Read More »

Big announcement! Travelzoo partners with Go Visit Hawaii to provide Hawaii deals


We’re very excited to announce that Travelzoo is partnering with Go Visit Hawaii  to provide amazing deals to help you experience more Hawaii with less money! You’ll find deals on pampering spa treatments, fun activities, local entertainment, restaurants and Hawaii hotel (getaway) stays. Whether you’re a visitor or a kama’aina, you’ll find great Hawaii deals to help you save as you explore ... Read More »

Hawaii Vacation Deals & News: April 10, 2013

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* USA Today has a nice article on how to save money in Hawaii. When you check it out, you’ll probably notice that we were quoted and referenced extensively. Yay! * Aston is offering deals for summer vacation, with rates starting at $99 per night. See more about those offers here. * You can save 10% when you book tickets ... Read More »

Best places to find free entertainment and cultural activities in Hawaii


Getting to and staying in Hawaii can leave a dent in your wallet, but once you’re there, you don’t have to spend a lot of money to enjoy local culture. As we’ve visited Hawaii over the past decade, we’ve been pleasantly surprised at the quality and availability of free entertainment. We’ve enjoyed everything from free music performances from award-winning musical artists to ... Read More »

Cheap & Free Parking in Waikiki


Whether you’re driving into Waikiki Beach for a day visit or staying there on your vacation, finding a parking spot that doesn’t cost a fortune can be a challenge. But, I have good news. We’ve researched many options and resources to find the no-cost and low-cost spots. Check out our newly revised guide to free and cheap Waikiki parking. Here ... Read More »

Infographic: Hawaii Travel Trends


The folks at FlipKey crunched years of data from their reservation request system to determine travel trends. Then they packaged the trends in a neato infographic that’s shown below. Some of the top stats that you might find interesting are: Nearly 20% of travelers to Hawaii are from California Honolulu is the top overall Hawaii vacation spot at 13.7% of ... Read More »

How much for a trip to Hawaii? (Budget calculator)


You’ve seen ads for Hawaii featuring photos of beautiful white sand beaches, palm trees and the bluest of blue water. Now you want to go, but you have no idea how much a trip to Hawaii costs. Where do you start? In this article, I’m providing you with the easy-to-use estimates to calculate your personal Hawaii trip budget. It can’t ... Read More »

Hawaii Flight News


Airfare can be one of the biggest expenses for a Hawaii vacation, but these news nuggets should help alleviate some of that pain in the wallet. With new, direct East Coast routes opening seats, pricing should become more competitive. – Hawaiian Airlines began service from New York’s JFK airport this past week. They currently have flights on sale starting at ... Read More »

Check & Recheck Rental Car Rates for Potential Savings

Thanks to Matt McGee for writing in to tell me about his experience with saving money on his Maui rental car.  Matt saved $60 for his one-week rental simply by rechecking rates before his vacation.  Here’s the timeline: April 5th– Booked Avis car with a rate of $245 April 22nd – Checked the rates and rebooked Avis rental car with ... Read More »

Tips for Selecting a Hawaii Vacation Rental

  As I’ve previously mentioned, renting a vacation condo/villa is a great way to save money on your Hawaii accommodations. The only issue is that there’s not a perfect rental site that covers all the islands. When I start to look for a vacation rental, I tend to gravitate to because I believe it has the largest inventory of ... Read More »

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