Friday, March 15, 2013

Allow extra time for check-in due to sequestration cuts!


Impact of Sequestration – Federal Government Spending Cuts

Effective March 17, 2013, due to Sequestration - Federal Government spending cuts, the Department of Transportation Airport Division Director recommends all departing passengers to arrive at Honolulu International Airport 30 minutes earlier than usual to ensure timely check in and TSA security check point processing.

As Customs and TSA manning will be affected, our customers may experience delays in processing upon arrival and departure at Honolulu International Airport and all interisland airports. Checked baggage screening will require additional time due to limited TSA manpower.


When checking in for Japan Airlines, to ensure timely check in processing, the baggage and passenger flight check in will be closed at 45 minutes prior to scheduled flight departure time effective March 17, 2013.

Please ensure that all liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) exceeding 100ml be packed in check in luggage as TSA will only be opening only two security checkpoints in the overseas terminal ; Checkpoint 3 (located next to the JAL check in lobby) and Checkpoint 5 (located next to the United Airlines lobby) due to manning limitations.

Any hand carry liquid articles (excluding dangerous goods) within 100 ml. must be enclosed in a quart size ziplock bag and removed from hand carry luggage during security checkpoint inspection

Monday, February 4, 2013

Insight Vacations Special Interest Tours


Throughout the year, Insight operate a variety of special-interest tours based around particular themes or lifestyle interests like art, history, gardens, photography or wine. These tours include the same knowledgeable Insight Tour Directors, superb hotels and meticulous planning, and many are accompanied by specialist experts in their field. So, if you’ve dreamt of sampling Chianti in the cypress studded hills of Tuscany or are eager to learn new techniques for capturing iconic European landmarks with a professional photographer, here’s the place to start.

Paris to Barcelona - Splendours of France & Spain (19 Days)

STARTS 04 MAY 2013
STARTS 28 SEP 2013

From the tree lined boulevards of Paris to the dusty plains of La Mancha, get ready for a diversity of landscapes and flavours. The proud influences of Gallic, Hispanic and Moorish peoples are expressed in the language, customs, food, wine and architecture of these two great countries.

Visiting: Paris, the Loire Valley, Bordeaux, Lourdes, Madrid, Toledo, Seville, Ronda, Granada & the Alhambra, Caves of Nerja, Valencia, Barcelona and Montserrat.

Travel Forum Tour to Poland & Bohemia 2014 (20 Days)


Each year, Insight’s CEO & President John Boulding joins guests on a tour planned by the Travel Forum Members themselves! In 2014 it’s Poland. Why not join the Insight Travel Forum and get involved with the planning, you will also be one of the first to know when this tour is available to book. It’s always popular and sells out quick.

Visiting: Prague, Cesky Krumlov, Bratislava, Hradec Kralove, Wroclaw, Torun, Gdansk, Warsaw, Lublin, Zamosc, Zakopane, Krakow, Auschwitz and Wadowice

Wine Tour - Country Roads & Vineyards of Italy (16 Days)

STARTS 11 MAY 2013
STARTS 21 SEP 2013

Italy is home to some of the world’s most famous wines and cuisine. What could be better than combining a love of travel with your passion for Italian food and wine? With someone to introduce you to the rustic local wineries of Italy (and someone to drive), you know it makes sense!

Visiting: Rome, Orvieto, Montefalco, Borgo San Luigi, Florence, Chianti, Acqui Terme, Cinque Terre, Parma, Modena, Verona and Venice

Picture Perfect Italy (19 Days)

STARTS 09 SEP 2013
STARTS 16 SEP 2013

Join a professional photographer for a leisurely journey through one of the most photographed countries of the world, capturing the rich diversity of Italy’s dramatic and scenic landscapes.

Visiting: Venice, the Dolomites, the Italian Lakes, Santa Margherita & Portofino, Tuscany, San Gimignano, Cinque Terre, Orvieto, Positano, Capri and Rome.

There are only one or two departures each year and space is limited. Book early to avoid disappointment.

Contact Naka’s Travel to book now, or see the Tour With Naka’s page for more escorted vacations around the world!

Insight Vacations provides premium escorted motorcoach vacations throughout Britain, Ireland, Europe, Scandinavia the Eastern Mediterranean and North America.

In 1978, its first year, the company had a handful of staff in London and carried just 5700 passengers. Today, Insight has a team of professionals throughout the world, plays host to over 100,000 guests per year and has offices in the USA, Canada, Australia, New Zealand, South Africa, Singapore and the UK. The company has also appointed specialist agents in Argentina, Brazil, Mauritius, India, Malaysia, Hong Kong, Thailand, Philippines, Indonesia, Korea, Taiwan and China.

Insight has achieved many important Tour Operator ‘Firsts’ over the years including, in 1983, being the first scheduled tour operator to win ‘the Queen’s Award for Export Achievement’ from Her Majesty, Queen Elizabeth II.

‘The Art of Touring in Style’ lies at the very heart of Insight philosophy. Our carefully chosen unique features and impeccable service standards enable us to deliver exceptional quality, unequalled value, unforgettable memories and personal freedom at levels currently unrivalled elsewhere in the industry.

You will travel with companions from all over the English speaking world - England, New Zealand, Australia, South Africa, Singapore and more. Relax and capture the spirit of Europe and North America while we take care of every detail. From Great Britain to the European continent, from Turkey to the wonders of Israel and Egypt and the breathtaking National Parks and exciting cities of America and Canada, we invite you to experience the Insight difference and travel in style and comfort.

Thursday, September 20, 2012

Explore Japan by Rail: JR Pass Rates September 20 2012

The Japan Rail Pass, which is issued by the JR (Japan Railway) Group, offers travelers excellent value for money and convenience. The Rail Pass enables the almost unlimited use of JR trains and its affiliated bus and ferry services within various areas of Japan. The Japan Rail Pass can also be used for the Tokyo monorail to Haneda Airport and the Narita Express to Narita Airport.

The Japan Rail Pass is available only to people from abroad who wish to travel to Japan as “temporary visitors” for sightseeing. The pass must be purchased before entering Japan.

Japan Rail Pass exchange rate for September 20th 2012 through September 26th 2012 - 1 USD =79.49 JPY

JR Pass prices are updated for the current exchange rate every Thursday.

See http://www.nakastrav … for details and current pricing.


Japan’s four major islands, Honshu, Hokkaido, Kyushu and Shikoku are covered by an extensive and reliable network of railways. About 70 percent of Japan’s railway network is owned and operated by the Japan Railways (JR), while the remaining 30 percent belongs to dozens of other private railway companies, especially in and around metropolitan areas.

The Japan Railways Group, more commonly known as JR Group (JRグループ), is made up of six regional passenger railway companies, which are JR Hokkaido, JR East, JR Central, JR West, JR Shikoku, and JR Kyushu, and one nationwide freight railway company, JR Freight. Together they operate a nationwide network of urban, regional and inter-regional train lines, night trains and shinkansen (bullet trains).

Tuesday, June 12, 2012

Ali’i Kai Catamaran - July 3 and 4, 2012 Fireworks Dinner Cruise

alii-kai.jpg Celebrate the red, white and blue as we light up the sky! The Ali’i Kai Catamaran will be adjusting its return sail time to accommodate viewing of the firework display on the evening of Tuesday, July 3, & Wednesday, July 4, 2012. The sail will be from 6:00pm to approximately 9:00 - 9:15pm.

What better way to take in the festivities than with a coastline view from the world’s largest
catamaran? Guests receive an additional hour at sea to view the fireworks in addition to our delicious
menu and famous Polynesian revue.

This is being offered at an exceptional rate of $104.00 for Adults and $61.00 for Children for July 4, 2012 only.

*Please note that the following combos will not be offered on July 3rd and July 4th due to an
extended sail time – Ali’i Kai Catamaran and the Return to Paradise combo , and Moonlight and Magic.

Contact us for for more information or to book your catamaran cruise today!

Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Lani Misalucha in Waikiki - Extended Engagement


Las Vegas Review’s Best Singer of 2008!

In response to rave reviews, Lani Misalucha’s special engagement at the Magic of Polynesia Showroom has been extended and is now a glittering fixture in Waikiki’s entertainment scene.

The Lani Misalucha Show is a fast-paced and inviting selection of her signature songs mixing both glitz and glamour in a unique and colorful Las Vegas style one-woman concert. Her five-octave range is showcased in her global anthology of hit tunes from Andrea Bocelli to Whitney Houston. Her natural comedic gift for dead on impersonations of Tina Turner and Celine Dion bring a wave of humor mixed with pop culture. Top quality lights and sound illuminate her ability to sing everything from arias to Broadway to rock and roll standards.

Misalucha’s career began at the age of 17. In 2004, Lani became the first Asian female performer to headline Las Vegas. She has been called “Siren of the Strip” by Show Biz Magazine on their cover and “The New Diva of Las Vegas” by What’s On Magazine. Her ability to sing/perform in all of these different styles has made her one of the most popular vocalists in Asia (dubbed as Asia’s Nightingale by MTV Asia). In March 2008, Misalucha was voted “Best Singer” in the “27th Annual Best of Las Vegas” by the Las Vegas Review Journal. This puts her in the same sentence as super-diva Celine Dion, the readers pick for “Best Singer.”

Contact Naka’s Travel Service for special Kama’aiana rates!