Hawaii Vacation Deals & News Roundup March 13, 2009

* Did you know that Hawaii is the 2nd happiest state in the US according to survey by Gallup and an insurance company? (Source) I know going to Hawaii makes me happy. πŸ™‚

* According to today’s Pacific Business News article, Hawaii’s average hotel prices experienced the sharpest drop in years. The statewide average hotel price was $196 per night, while the average hotel occupancy rate feel to 66% compared to the same time last year.Β Β  This news just reiterates that Hawaii is an exceptional vacation value and with extra imageelbow room. Here are the average rates per island according to the January report:

  • Maui – $265
  • Kauai – $197
  • Big Island – $201
  • Oahu – $161

* If you are going to Maui and looking for some ocean excursions, you might like this deal that offers you a 50% discount off a second excursion when you book any Discover Lanai trip with Trilogy.

* The Wall Street Journal travel blog has an excellent post and video explaining how to use flexible searches to find the best airfare. I use the flexible searches each time I’m planning a trip to Hawaii.

* Today’s beautiful photo of pink ginger was provide by Go Visit Hawaii reader ,Sherri Riddle from Southern New Jersey. Mahalo, Sherri!

    1. Glad to hear that a local resident likes Trilogy, too, Liza. I’ve been recommending them since before I started blogging about Hawaii. They really seem to care about the customers and the environment.

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