Station KHNL in Waikiki is reporting that the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is putting forth an aggressive new strategy to bring visitors back to the islands. While 2006 and 2007 were two of the best years ever for Hawaii tourism, 2008 has been the worst. Tourism officials are expecting a slower holiday season than last year, but with aggressive marketing and great deals, they hope to turn things around in 2009.
The HVCB will target those who have the resources to travel next year by marketing Hawaii's value and diverse tourism offerings. They’re especially targeting North America, which accounts for 75 to 80 percent of all visitor spending. Deals being promoted on the Hawaii Convention & Visitors Bureau website run the gamut from free nights to discounted air.
For a look at some of the deals, visit www.gohawaii.com/vacation?WT.mc_id=wb_site01.