Two Tour Ops Offer Notable Hawaii Deals for AgentsJuly 6, 2011 By: Jena Tesse Fox
Two major tour operators have announced significant sales to Hawaii this week, indicating a strong increase in both value-added and reduced-cost deals.
GOGO Vacations has launched its newest monthly campaign, “Hawaii: Build the Experience, Live your Dream”.
In a statement, GOGO's team said that the company "recognizes Hawaii as a unique vacation destination with each of its islands having their own personality and offering a different experience. It’s important for travel agents to make sure the islands their clients visit coincides with the experience they are looking for."
The sale includes exclusive 2-for-1 sightseeing options included in every package, along with free nights, double upgrades on car rentals and more. Book now until July 31 for travel through the end of March 2012 Hawaii packages starting at $235. For a complete list of participating hotels and offers visit www.gogoworldwidevacations.com or www.gogowwv.com for educational webinars.
Pleasant Holidays has launched a nationwide August Hawaii Sale for travel August 1-31 for new bookings made July 5 through August 14. In addition, travel professionals earn 15 percent commission on Hawaii vacation packages plus double TRIP Points for each Hawaii booking for travel August 1-31. TRIP is Pleasant Holidays’ Travel Reward Incentive Program where, in addition to regular commission, travel professionals earn points redeemable for personal travel.
The chart below contains sample pricing of August Hawaii vacation packages featuring air, three nights’ hotel accommodation, hotel taxes and more; prices are per person based on double occupancy.
Portland (PDX)$555Orange County (SNA)$641
Los Angeles (LAX)$562Denver (DEN)$746
Seattle (SEA)$584Dallas/Ft. Worth (DFW)$760
Oakland (OAK)$587Chicago (ORD)$765
San Francisco (SFO)$623Atlanta (ATL)$847
Houston (IAH)$629New York (JFK)$943
The August Hawaii Sale includes the Norwegian Cruise Line’s seven-day Hawaiian Islands cruise from Honolulu visiting Oahu, Maui, Kauai and Hawaii, the Big Island. Air and seven-day cruise packages for travel in August begin at $1,613 from Portland, $1,636 from Seattle, $1,785 from Los Angeles and $1,817 from Oakland, per person based on double occupancy for inside stateroom accommodations. Travelers can combine the cruise with a pre- or post-hotel stay option on Oahu at more than 50 hotels.
Fly/Drive packages including three-day Hertz Car rental and airfare to Maui or Oahu are available from $524 from Portland or from $530 from Los Angeles. Prices are per person double occupancy.
For more information or to make a reservation, travel agents can visit the agent-only website at PleasantAgent.com or call 1-800-448-3333.