Wednesday, December 23, 2009

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.

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:


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.

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.

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.


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

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.

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. 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

Hawaii Forest & Trail - Fire & Water Combo

Now through June, 15th 2009,  Save $50 per person when booking either the Kilauea Volcano or Twilight Volcano & Kohala Waterfalls or Waipio Rim Hike.

Author: Matthew Capitao
Source: Adventure Travel Hawaii  -  (
December 23, 2009

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Wednesday, December 16, 2009

New listings added today

Today's theme Maui !

Four new listings added today, all of which are located o the island of Maui.

Grand WaileaGrand Wailea
Revel in the tropical splendor of Grand Wailea - a truly blissful Maui hotel nestled within 40 landscaped acres, just steps from the beach. Offering 780 elegantly appointed guest rooms and suites, this restful retreat provides an extensive array of entertaining activities.

Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast
Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast
Garden Gate Bed and Breakfast offers the finest Maui Lodging at affordable rates. As a Lahaina, Maui Bed and Breakfast we are members of numerous Hawaii bed and breakfast associations and always strive to provide the best in Maui lodging for our visitors.

Kihei Rant a Car
Kihei Rent A Car
Kihei Rent A Car is a family-run business conveniently located in the oceanfront town of Kihei. We pride ourselves on personalized service, well-maintained, safe cars and our extensive knowledge of the Hawaiian Islands.

Island Riders Maui
Island Riders
Island Riders is Maui's oldest and first motorcycle rental company.  We also rent mopeds and cars. While our motorcycle fleet consist primarily of Harley Davidsons, we also carry a select line of BMW, Ducati and Honda bikes too.

Adventure Travel Hawaii - The Blog !

I began this blog account to write about my web projects, and had intended to lump everything into one blog. Today i got to thinking that perhaps it would be better to separate my posts into a few different topical blogs, since people who are interested in Hawaii Adventure Travel might not be interested in  IT and web development, and vise-versa. So here you are, my blog dedicated to Adventure Travel Hawaii. The blog will cover both the website itself, with posts about updates, new features and so forth, as well as general posts about travel in Hawaii. I hope you will enjoy reading.