Friday, March 23, 2012
Book Disney’s Art of Animation Resort Beginning on March 23 2012!
The newest Resort hotel at the Walt Disney World® Resort, Disney’s Art of Animation Resort, is available for bookings beginning on March 23.
This value property consists primarily of family suites that immerse you into the magical worlds of classic Disney and Disney•Pixar films.
The wings dedicated to popular films “Cars,” “The Lion King,” and “The Little Mermaid” will now be opening sooner than initially planned. Here’s the official schedule:
- “Finding Nemo” (Grand opening) – Opens May 31
- “Cars” – Opens June 18
- “Lion King” – Opens August 10
- “Little Mermaid” – Opens September 15
The three-story resort will immediately put you into the worlds of their favorite Disney characters and animated films – book your vacation right away!
Thursday, March 8, 2012
Mele Mei is a month-long celebration of the unique music of Hawaii. Started in May 2011, Mele Mei 2012 represents anchor Hawaiian music and hula events throughout the entire month of May. Events in Mele Mei are held throughout Waikiki and will take place at various hotels, venues and the beach. Beginning on May 1st, and every weekend leading up to the Festival, partner events are scheduled including Lei of Stars dinner concert (Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame); Hawaii Book and Music Festival; International Hula Conference (Waikiki Improvement Association); Ka Leo Kiekie Contest, Hula Palua Competition, and Legends of Steel luncheon concert (Maiki Aiu Foundation); Slack Key All Stars Concert (East Hawaii Cultural Center); cultural walking/music tours of Waikiki; and several Hawaiian concerts for Mother’s Day.
On April 27th a media brunch will kick off Mele Mei to welcome participants, government officials, music educators from around the state, media and special guests. The brunch will feature music and comments from keynote speakers and provide media information on the events occurring in the four weeks to follow.
Additionally, there will be two concert events that weekend to kick-off Mele Mei on Friday, April 27 and Saturday, April 28, 2012. Both concerts will feature Na Hoku Hanohano Award winning artists.
For more information and a complete listing of all special offers, visit the Mele Mei web site at http://melemei.com/index.html.
Wednesday, January 4, 2012
If the winter solstice has you in a celestial state of mind, Celebrity Cruises is set to host one cruise itinerary in 2012 that’s sure to be out of this world. The 19-night South Pacific Solar Eclipse Cruise, aboard the 1,950-passenger Celebrity Millennium, is due to embark on November 2, 2012, from Honolulu en route to Sydney. Given that one of the best places to view the total solar eclipse will be from the southern Pacific Ocean, cruising is just about your best bet for viewing this cosmic phenomenon firsthand.
Port calls on the lengthy voyage will include exotic stops like Hilo, Hawaii; Pago Pago, American Samoa; Suva, Fiji; and a trio of locales in New Zealand: Tauranga, Auckland, and the Bay of Islands. Given the repositioning nature of this transpacific sailing, you can expect a substantial amount of time spent at sea, with at least a dozen days spent in transit, including November 14, the date of the solar eclipse.
Happily, the Celebrity Millennium will be fittingly “Solsticized” ahead of the occasion in May 2012, meaning that it will be retrofitted and refreshed with many of the venues, experiences, and design elements that have made the line’s Solstice class of ships so popular. Expect AquaClass spa-inspired accommodations, a Celebrity iLounge, new Specialty Restaurants, and Ice-Topped Martini bar, Cellar Masters Wine Bar, and more.
Special Kama’aina Rates for the solar eclipse-themed sailing start at just $2,009 per person ($106/night), for inside cabins; upgrade to oceanview from $2,269 ($119/night) or a balcony for $2,709 ($143/night).
Special offer: Book between January 9 - February 5, 2012 and receive a $300 discount per stateroom!
Tuesday, November 22, 2011
With Thanksgiving just days away, many travelers will be hitting the nation’s roads, airports and railways Wednesday, the day prior to the holiday, in order to make it home in time to carve the turkey with family and friends. This can result in crowds, delays, long lines and an overall hectic travel experience. To help ease some of the stress of “the busiest travel day of the year,” Travel Guard® North America, a leader in travel insurance and assistance plans, will provide emergency travel assistance services at no cost to all U.S. travelers and their families on Wednesday, November 23. Travel Guard’s emergency travel assistance includes flight rebooking, hotel booking, emergency cash coordination and message relay, as well as emergency medical assistance including referrals, access to air ambulance, medical providers and more, and will be available to all travelers trying to make it home, or anywhere else, for the holiday.
“The day before Thanksgiving can be a chaotic time to travel,” said Carol Mueller, Vice President of Travel Guard North America. “From crowded airports and roadways to the chance of weather-related delays and other unpredictable occurrences, there are many factors at play that can upset even the best laid travel plans. We wanted to extend our assistance services on this day in order to help make things a little easier for travelers who may experience bumps in the road as they head out to visit loved ones.”
Travelers and their families seeking Travel Guard’s assistance services on Wednesday, November 23, can reach the company directly by calling (866) 644-6811. Travel Guard’s 24/7 assistance service centers have access to the most current information regarding airline flight schedules, can act as emergency travel counselors and are prepared to help travelers with alternative travel solutions. Travel Guard North America’s comprehensive travel insurance plans include coverage for trip cancellation, interruption and delay due to inclement weather. All coverage is subject to the terms, conditions and limitations of the policy.
See the Naka’s Travel Service travel insurance page for online quotes for information about ensuring your peace of mind with TravelGuard.
Friday, September 9, 2011
The Hawaii Entertainment Expo (HEXXP) is Hawaii’s newest multi-genre convention.
The Hawaii Entertainment Expo (HEXXP) is Hawaii’s newest multi-genre convention, a locally based expo bringing you a popular culture event focusing on sci-fi, fantasy, anime, gaming, comics, fashion shows, tournements, and art.
HEXXP builds an environment to bring people together that share the same hobbies and passions in order to create new friendships and a great experience.
Tickets - Blaisdell Box Office: $15.00
Neal Blaisdell Center
Friday, September 30 - 1:00pm to 11:30pm
Saturday, October 1, 2011 - 10:00am to 11:30pm
Find out more on the Hawaii Entertainment Expo website.