Hawaii Vacation Deals and News Roundup for Jan 22 – Shaka Edition

I got quite a bit of nice newsy notes to share with you today, but lets start with a cheerful shaka. Did you see the President Obama flash a shaka to the Punahou School Band in the inaugural parade? My friend Melissa Chang has a nice photo of this presidential shaka on her blog.

  • The newly renovated Outrigger Reef on the Beach in Waikiki has a special offer of $159 per night for stays between February 1 and June 7, 2009. You must book by February 1 and use promotion code TZ. See this link for more details. (By the way, I’ll be staying here myself in a couple of weeks.)
  • Sheraton-Maui offers third night free, free breakfast buffet for two and a double category room upgrade with their Sunsational Savings Package. You must stay a minimum of 3, 4, 5, 6 nights. This deal is available through December 21, 2009. Reserve online or call 866-716-8140 and ask for rate code SUN3NU.
  • Pro-Bowl festivities have been announced.
  • Kudos to Waikiki Beach Marriott for winning the EPA Energy Star seal of approval in recognition for their green practices.
  • Go Visit Hawaii has a new look. Check it out and please let me know what you think.
  1. Hi Jim – yeah and this Outrigger is right on the beach, not across the street. By the way, I’ve seen fares as low as about $440 from Baltimore. πŸ™‚

  2. That’s funny, I always thought that with ATA going out of business fares would be more expensive (less competition) but I guess not!

    I saw that fare too…. πŸ™‚

  3. @ Jim – well, the fares did go up for a good part of last year, but when the economy started tanking, people started traveling less. So, the good ol’ law of supply and demand has once again activated. Fares are looking especially good through May.

    @ Melissa – sure thing! It is a good picture.

  4. We were so tickled when he did it and we had to laugh at the CNN reporters who didn’t quite get it right when they talked about it. I love that picture that Melissa posted!

  5. @ Evelyn – Maybe I’m off base here or perhaps some wishful thinking – but I think that maybe that shaka gave the world a little curiosity into the culture of Hawaii.

  6. I’m almost positive you’re right! Well, they’ve got to at least be scratching their heads a little. πŸ™‚ Sometimes even we forget, or don’t realize, how unique we seem to be in so many little ways.

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