Got clients heading to the Oahu this Winter? Here is a collection of new offerings from the destination that agents should pitch to clients looking to escape the cold by vacationing to Hawaii.
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Guests booking seven nights or more at the Embassy Suites Waikiki Beach Walk will receive two tickets to dine and play at the acclaimed Waikiki Starlight Luau at Hilton Hawaiian Village, along with a complimentary souvenir photo to take the memories home. These perks are part of the hotel’s new “Hokunani Luau” package. Visit www.embassysuiteswaikiki.com.
The Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club is offering their guests a third night free when booking the “Prince Winter Escape” promotion. Rates start at $295. Prince Preferred members staying five nights or more will receive 2,500 Hawaiian Miles. Visit www.PrinceResortsHawaii.com.
Pacific Historic Parks is now offering a $500 “Behind the Scenes” escorted tour for families and small groups of ten or less, at the USS Arizona Memorial and the new Pearl Harbor Visitor Center. The $500 fee is used as a donation toward the restoration of the USS Arizona Memorial and is tax deductible. Visit www.PacificHistoricParks.org.
E Noa Tours will launch an exciting new twist on a Pearl Harbor Tour with its new “From Paradise To War” tour, starting on January 1. A 1941 era character guides guests on this living history tour, telling stories and imagining life as it was in Hawaii on December, 6, 1941. The tour goes through the downtown “Servicemen’s Domain” district before visiting the USS Oklahoma and USS Arizona Memorials. Visit www.enoa.com.
Segway of Hawaii is excited to announce that all of its tours and glide rides will now begin at their new Segway of Hawaii Tour Center - located at the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa. Visitors and kama‘āina can now enjoy two new tour offerings including a three-hour Magic Island and Waikiki Glide Ride and a two-hour Sunset to Diamond Head Tour. Visit www.segwayofhawaii.com.
It’s a “Rock-A-Hula” at the Legends in Waikiki Concert. Talented tribute artists bring the best of yesteryear to life through realistic performances by artists including Elton John, Lady Gaga, Elvis Presley and Michael Jackson at the Royal Hawaiian Theatre. Visit www.legendsofwaikiki.com.
Follow the girls of Roam Hawaii around the island for handmade, one-of-a-kind pieces from the North Shore of Oahu. This mobile marketplace offers handmade clothing, bikinis, jewelry and more. Visit www.roamhawaii.com.
Turtle Bay Resort will host the first-ever Wanderlust Oahu Festival, a yoga and music festival, from February 28 to March 3. The festival will host yogis from all over the world including world-famous surfing legend Gerry Lopez and North Shore surf pro Rochelle Ballard to teach alongside its incredible lineup of top mainland professionals. Visit www.oahu.wanderlustfestival.com.
Enjoy free cultural entertainment, exhibits, games, and workshops celebrating the people of Asia Pacific at the 19th Annual Honolulu Festival, taking place March 1-3, at the Hawaii Convention Center. Hawaii’s premier cultural festival also features the highly anticipated Waikīkī Grand Parade along Kalākaua Avenue, followed by the spectacular Nagaoka Fireworks Show over the skies of Waikiki Beach. New this year is Hawaii’s first “Honolulu Rainbow Ekiden” relay race through Waikīkī on March 3. Visit www.honolulufestival.com.
Ala Moana Center’s annual week-long spring shopping event, Shop a Le‘a, returns March 18-24. This event presents locals and visitors with more than 150 experiences in fashion, health and beauty, active lifestyle, home décor, travel, and cuisine. Included as part of the Shop a Le‘a lineup are fashion shows and trunk shows, exclusive products, Centerstage events, gifts-with-purchase, mall-wide shopping and dining offers, and much more. Visit www.alamoanacenter.com.