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Why Right Now Is The Right Time For A Hawaii Adventure

While Hawaii was initially less significantly impacted than other areas by the banking and housing meltdowns of late 2008 and 2009, as the past year unfolded the true economic impact on Hawaii became clearly evident. Over the course of 2009 the islands of aloha have seen the fewest visitors since 2003. The reduction in visitors coupled with the growth of the travel and vacation industries throughout the more prosperous times in the 90's and early 2000's, created near historical lows in accommodation occupancy levels and business in general.

The first benefit of the current state of Hawaii tourism is the simple fact that there are less people. Less visitors means less crowded beaches, accommodations, and attractions, accompanied by a consumer advantage in the marketplace, and an eagerness of competing business to earn the privilege of serving you which brings us to the second major benefit. This author cannot recall a time in the past ten years that Hawaii companies have been offering so many promotional offers, deals, specials and truly deep discounts. Even companies not publicly promoting discounts or savings are more willing than ever to cut a deal.

Below are just a few of the great deals and bargains being offered by airlines, hotels, hostels, tour operators, car rental companies, and entertainment establishments.

All Islands:

Hawaiian Airlines - Discover Hawaii's Secret Season

After the holiday crowds have left, but before the spring break crowds descend, comes a time savvy travelers call Hawaii’s secret season. January and February boast beach-perfect weather, affordable fares, and some truly memorable seasonal attractions: Surf competitions to whale watching, Cherry Blossom festivals to Chinese New Year, winter is prime travel time, at budget prices.
http://www.hawaiianair.com/specialoffers/pages/hawaii-secret-season.aspx

Aston Hotels - 2010 Winter Specials

Aston is offering great low rates for travel in January, February and March 2010. Save up to 40% at 25 hotels and condominiums on 4 Hawaiian islands. Find special deals for travel between January 3 and March 31, 2010:
http://www.astonhotels.com/aston/specialOffers/hotDeals.do

Oahu:

Waikiki Beachside Hostel - 7th Night Free

Now through the January book 6 nights at the regular low rate and get the 7th night free. This promotion applies to both the large and small dormitories. Join us for our Biggest annual party of the year as we will be counting down till New Year 2010. - Free Food & Entertainment for the night. You won't want to miss it.Â
http://www.waikikibeachsidehostel.com
contact@waikikibeachsidehostel.com

Wet’n’Wild - Free Rental Car Offer

Wet’n’Wild has teamed up with Alamo Rental Cars to bring you an amazing offer – a free rental car! Simply purchase two full price adults to receive a free one-day rental of a Compact-Size car OR purchase a family pass (2 adults and 2 children) to receive a free one-day rental of a full-size car.
https://tickets.mywetnwild.com/mainstore.asp#cat1176

Quality Surfboards Hawaii - QSB Travelers Headquarters Hook-up

Internet special, Come in to Quality Surfboards Hawaii or call 808.947.7307 and mention seeing this article on the web and get 5 dollars off  a Quality Surfboard Rental.
http://www.qsbhawaii.com

Maui:

Timba - Weddings and Receptions

Timba, Maui's only upscale cocktail lounge will be offering the exclusive use of the space for a 4hr time block at the discounted rate of $1300 throughout 2010.  This time may be used for weddings, receptions, private/corporate functions, wedding after parties and many other events.  Capacity of the space is 180 and the liquor license allows guests to stay until 2am consuming alcoholic beverages. Contact Quinn Ross 808-280-7543
http://www.timbamaui.com
quinn@timbamaui.com

Grand Wailea Hotel - Winter Escape

Book the Winter Escape package and receive breakfast for two plus earn a US$50.00 activity credit for a two-night stay, up to $200 activity credit on a stay of 8 or more nights. Bonus - Book by January 31, 2010 and you will receive upon check-out a complimentary one-night certificate with a future 3 paid night stay at any of the participating properties.
http://www.grandwailea.com/specials-and-packages/

Big Island:

Bike Volcano Tours - Bike Kilauea Volcano Family Fun

Bike Down an Active Volcano with your family!  Take a guided tour of Kilauea Volcano, one the most active volcanoes in the world.  BikeVolcano.com is now offering tag along bicycle for children.  Our tag along bikes attach to the parents bicycle making the bikes great for tandem riding.  All your equipment is provided, lunch or dinner, trail snacks, beverages, an interpretive guide and van support.  Special Winter Discount:  Adults:$129  Children (12 - 5yrs old): $99 Reservations at:  1.888.934.9199 or Direct 808.934.9199
http://www.bikevolcano.com

Hawaii Forest & Trail - Fire & Water Combo

Now through June, 15th 2009, Â Save $50 per person when booking either the Kilauea Volcano or Twilight Volcano & Kohala Waterfalls or Waipio Rim Hike.
http://www.hawaii-forest.com/promotions/fire-and-water-combo.asp
info@hawaii-forest.com

Author: Matthew Capitao
Source: Adventure Travel Hawaii - (http://www.adventure-travel-hawaii.com)
December 23, 2009

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Article Posted By: Matt 2009-12-24 10:01:38

Zanzabar Nightclub celebrates it's 10 year aniversary 12/12/09

Join Zanabar Nightclub, one of Hawaii's hottest spots for nightlife to Celebrate their 10 year anniversary. The party starts at 7:30pm with FREE cover before 11:00pm. Zanzabar nightclub staff and VIP's all the way back thier opening in 1999 have been invited to the event. Entertainment for the celebration will feature all of the hottest club tracks and other great music from the past decade.

Zanzabar is easy to get to. The club is located in the Waikiki trade center, in the heart of the Waikiki strip at:

Zanzabar Nightclub 2255 Kuhio Avenue Honolulu HI, 96826

For more information contact Zanzabar Nightclub directly at:

Phone: 808-924-3939
Fax: 808-923-7517
info@zanzabarhawaii.com
www.zanzabarhawaii.com

Article Posted By: Matt 2009-12-08 20:46:13

Adventure Travel Hawaii Bookstore

We are proud to announce a great new addition to Adventure Travel Hawaii.In parnership with Amazon.com, we are now providing users with a hand picked selection of some of the best Hawaii travel resources available in print !

The Bookstore is divided into island sections just like the website, to make it easy to browse offerings focused on the area or areas you plan to visit. come check out the Hawaii Bookstore today !

Article Posted By: Matt 2009-12-06 21:50:13

New Features Added for Your Convenience

In the weeks since our official launch date on June 1st, many new features have been added to Adventure Travel Hawaii, to make the site even better! The three major new features are a Sort By selector, an automatic link code generator, and a last update time indicator. We are constantly dreaming up new ways to make our site more useful to visitors. If you have any suggestion of cool features you would like to see on Adventure Travel Hawaii, please don't hesitate to contact us about it.

The Sort By selector can be found on the homepage, as well as all of the island, city, and category pages. All listings on these pages are sorted and displayed in the order of their Overall Rating by default, however by checking one of the radio buttons and clicking GO you can have the listings displayed by any of the following criteria :

Overall Rating : This is determined by the three key factors of review ratings, popularity, and Adventure Travel Hawaii’s unique listing score algorithm.
Review Rating : This is simply generates an average user review score for each listing and then displays them in order from the highest rated to the lowest rated.
Popularity : This is determined by a running tally of how many visitors have viewed the detail page for each of the listings posted on Adventure Travel Hawaii. Sorting by popularity will display all listings in order from the most viewed to the least.
Newest First : Choosing this option simply orders all listings by their submission time from the most recent to the earliest posted. This option helps to give new listings a shot at coming up at the top of the list against long established listings with high review and popularity scores.

The automatic link code generator can be helpful to people wishing to link to us since it allows you to chose a city and category of interest, and then automatically generates link code, and optionally a description to be included with the link. Anyone wishing to request a link exchange, or activate featured listing eligibility for their listing can also use the link code generator to produce HTML code for their link to us, and to report the address where you have published the link.

Last but not least is the Last Update Indicator, which can be found at the very bottom of every page on the site. The display time for the last update indicator is updated any time the visible content of the site changes, for example when, a new listing or review is approved for display, a news article is published, when a new city, category is added, or when new pages or features are added to the site. We sincerely hope that you will find these new features useful, and once again encourage you to contact our webmasters if you have any ideas or suggestions on how we can improve Adventure Travel Hawaii.

Article Posted By: 2009-02-14 23:24:57

Official Release Imminent

After months of adding new features and fine tuning, Adventure Travel Hawaii will be publicly released, on June 1 2008. The Adventure Travel Hawaii team couldn't be more proud of our work, we hope all of our readers will enjoy using the site as much as we have enjoyed creating it.

Many of the more recent additions to the site were made possible by creating a member login system. Reviews are now based n 5 criteria rather than a simple 1-5 score, Members who post listings on Adventure Travel Hawaii, now have the ability to edit thier listings with the click of a button.

Article Posted By: 2009-02-14 22:33:52

 

 

 

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