Happenings for Sunday, May 4, 2003

Hawaiian Air wins award for ‘Lilo’ Aloha, American offer e-ticketing Aston wins honors from travel pros Readers invited to name column Many cruise ships call on Nawiliwili Budget Rent A Car slashes some rates New lu’au now on at Radisson hotel


Hawaiian Air wins award for ‘Lilo’

Representatives of Hawaiian Airlines recently accepted a silver “Reggie Award” for the carrier’s marketing campaign associated with the animated hit movie “Lilo & Stitch.” The carrier was the movie’s exclusive domestic airline partner in 2002.

Reggie Awards, with the name derived from “cash register,” are to marketing promotions what the Oscars are to movies. Starr Seigle Advertising officials worked with Hawaiian Air marketing people to develop the campaign.


Aloha, American offer e-ticketing

Aloha Airlines agents are now able to issue a single electronic ticket (e-ticket) when a passenger’s itinerary includes connecting flights on American Airlines. American agents can offer interisland e-ticketing to its customers who connect to any of the destinations served by Aloha Airlines, spokesmen for each company announced.


Aston wins honors from travel pros

Aston Hotels & Resorts Hawai’i, a ResortQuest International company with Kaua’i properties from Waimea to Princeville, recently received top honors from the Society of Government Travel Professionals. Bobbie Quitan, Aston’s director of corporate sales, was named Person of the Year, and Aston Hawai’i took the award for Best Local Travel Supplier.


Readers invited to name column

The newsroom and management wordsmiths bounced ideas off of each other for a new name for this column of mostly local business briefs, but nothing stuck. So, naturally, we are inviting our readers to help us out. Suitable names for this column can be phoned in to Business Editor Paul Curtis, 245-3681, ext. 224; e-mailed to pcurtis@pulitzer.net, faxed to 245-5286, or sent via mail to 3137 Kuhio Hwy., Lihu’e, 96766, by this Friday, May 9.

Keep in mind that the word “Happenings” barely fits in the one-column format. A suitable two-deck heading for the column may be chosen from the thousands of entries expected. The winner gets eternal gratitude (until we change the name again), and a six-inch sandwich of his or her choice at Subway.


Many cruise ships call on Nawiliwili

The 959-foot-long Carnival Spirit is scheduled to call on Nawiliwili Harbor this Tuesday, May 6, to arrive at 7 a.m. and leave at 6 p.m. the same day. The MV Dawn Princess, at 857 feet long, calls this Wednesday, May 7, and again this Friday, May 9, scheduled to arrive at 7 a.m. and leave at 6 p.m. each day.

Volunteers are always welcome to help greet all arriving cruise ships, including the 965-foot-long Norwegian Star, which calls each Saturday at 7 a.m., and leaves at 4 p.m. the same day. Please call 245-2340 for volunteer information.


Budget Rent A Car slashes some rates

Budget Rent A Car System, Inc. representatives recently announced weekend and weekly rates beginning at $22 per weekend day, or $119 for a week, on vehicles like Ford Focus or similar cars. For more information, please call toll-free 1-800-BUDGET-7 (1-800-283-4387), or see www.budget.com.


New lu’au now on at Radisson hotel

Kumu Wallis Punua has brought a new lu’au to the Radisson Kaua’i Beach Resort near Hanama’ulu, the Kaua’i Aloha Lu’au. Please call 335-5828.

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