Top Five Most Read Hawaii Stories So Far in 2014

hawaiiSince we recently passed the halfway point of 2014, Travel Agent decided to revisit the top five Hawaii news stories of the year, according to our readers. 

Enjoy and here’s to a strong second half in selling Hawaii!

5. Bombardier, Island Air of Hawaii Sign Purchase Agreement for up to Six Q400 NextGen Airliners

In April, Bombardier Aerospace recently announced that Hawaii Island Air, Inc. has placed a firm order for two Q400 NextGen turboprop airliners and had also taken options for four additional Q400 NextGen aircraft. 

4. Celebrity Cruises Announces Itineraries to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii

In March, Celebrity Cruises unveiled its 2015-16 sailings to Asia, Australia, New Zealand and Hawaii, with more than 70 destinations to choose from. The voyages have new ports of call, itineraries and overnight stays.  

3. First Look: Hilton Waikoloa Village's New Makai Experience at Lagoon Tower (SLIDESHOW) 

In February, Hilton Waikoloa Village on Hawaii Island introduced a new luxury experience: Makai at Lagoon Tower. The Makai program includes 162 recently renovated rooms, including nine suites, along with exclusive benefits and oceanfront views of the Pacific, Kohala Mountain and Dolphin Quest Lagoon. 

2. Hawaiian Airlines Leads U.S. Airline Industry in Punctuality for March

Hawaiian Airlines was the nation’s most reliable carrier that kept travelers on schedule throughout the month of March, earning the top rankings for both on-time performance and fewest flight cancellations as reported today by the U.S. Department of Transportation (DOT).

1. Hawaii's Hottest Trends and How Agents Can Capitalize

From a spike in LGBT (Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender) clients looking to tie the knot in the Aloha State to an influx of luxury products everywhere from Maui to Lanai, Travel Agent breaks down the hottest trends to come out of Hawaii and offers agents some selling points for each.

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