The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau's (HVCB) recently released the September edition of "What's New in the Hawaiian Islands," a monthly update keeping the industry informed of what's new with Hawaii's new developments, events and attractions, transportation updates, and accolades.
Events and Attractions
To the excitement of North Shore residents and farmers, the Haleiwa Farmers' Market re-opened at Waimea Valley (Oahu) last month. Support the local community while enjoying fresh local food, produce, and music every Thursday from 3 to 7 p.m. at Waimea Valley's Pikake Pavilion and main lawn. Visit www.HaleiwaFarmersMarket.com.
Maui's Grand Wailea introduced a new water adventure ride perfect for cooling down during the summer. The Fishpipe, one of the longest water slide in the world, rotates at 45 revolutions per minute while suspending participants above a pocket of air in 75 liters of water. The ride is complimentary for registered hotel guests free and $15 non-registered guests. Operating hours are Monday through Sunday from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. Visit www.FishPipeHawaii.com.
Weary travelers visiting Hawaii Volcanoes National Park on Hawaii, the Big Island can soon find shelter at the restored Volcano House Hotel this fall. Perched on the rim of Kilauea's caldera, one of the most active volcanoes in the world, guestrooms offer incredible views of the rainforest and Halemaumau crater. Clients seeking a more rugged adventure can enjoy a once in a lifetime camping experience at the newly refurbished Namakanipaio Cabins featuring new flooring and beds. Cabins are currently available and open for reservations. Visit www.HawaiiVolcanoHouse.com.
Clients from or connecting through Seoul, South Korea can now travel to the Hawaiian Islands any day of the week on Hawaiian Airlines, which recently increased the existing four flights per week to daily service between Seoul and Honolulu.
To help fill the increase in capacity from Seoul, Hawaiian has teamed up with interline partner Air China and China International Travel Service (CITS) to offer Chinese visitors a premium Hawaii tour experience, flying them in to Honolulu on its nonstop service from Seoul. Visit www.HawaiianAir.com.