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We used American Express travel services for our first trip to Hawaii. Hawaii packages cheap I usually just booked trips myself thru websites, but for this trip, we wanted to visit 3 islands, and needed to coordinate interisland flights as well as hotels and rental car.

They were great, and even called the hotels directly (while I was on the phone) to check to see if there were additional packages or rates available.

We used them again for our second trip in 2004, visiting 2 islands.

Cheap vacation deals to hawaii This year we just went to one island, so we booked it ourselves directly thru the hotel.

We went through a travel agency the first time we went to Hawaii 4 years ago and would not do it again. Affordable hawaii resorts We just returned on Saturday Oct 22nd from a 15 day trip there (5 on Oahu, 5 on Big Island, 5 on Maui).

The travel agency here couldn’t book us in the town of Volcano on the Big Island, and we didn’t want to have to drive 3 hours from Kona to the Volcanoes National Park, tour it, then have to drive 3 hours back. Multi city hawaii vacation packages It isn’t that far, but the speed limit is low, and speeding isn’t a good idea. Big island of hawaii Volcano is only 5 min from the park, and there are good places to stay.

I went online and booked our Delta flight from NC to Honolulu, then did the interisland flights with Aloha Airlines from Honolulu to Hilo, Big Island then Hawaiian Airlines from Kona, Big Island to Kahului, Maui. All inclusive vacations hawaii packages We flew back to NC from Maui through LA then to Atlanta, eliminating a stop in Honolulu.

We chose those flights to spend 2 days in Hilo to tour the east side, 2 in the town of Volcano (5 min to the park), then the last night in Kona to get ready for the flight the next morning. Deals on hawaii Hawaiian Airlines has the only flight direct from Kona to Maui without having to go through Honolulu again. Hawaii multiple island vacation package Both Aloha and Hawaiian have flight schedules you can look at online.

You can go online and book hotels yourself as well as the rental cars. Hawaii vacation tours We had a bad experience the first time with Dollar rental and found out Pleasant Hawaiian-a lot of agents book through them-owned a percentage of Dollar at that time, so you’re waiting with a lot of others trying to get on a shuttle bus to the car lot.

You can get hotel info through AAA, online searches, tripadvisor, and for maps of each island go to: This site is also loaded with info of things to do by island when you click on the map link for that island. Hawaii flight hotel packages On the flight back to NC (left Maui on Oct 21st-got to Atlanta the 22nd) one couple on the flight said they’d come as part of a tour. Hawaii hotel and flight packages When they got there, activities they had been promised would be available were full, so they didn’t get to do as much as they planned. Trip to hawaii for 3 FYI, the maps online are the same ones you get from the rental car company at the counter.

Why not a travel agent? The agent we used for the first trip said on Oahu we didn’t need a rental car for the 5 days we’d be there, we could take “The Bus” all around the island. Package vacation deals to hawaii Luckily our daughter and son-in-law had been there the year before and told us otherwise. Cheap hawaii hotel and flight packages We had to rent the car ourselves. Flights and accommodation to hawaii Also, we were overcharged for the last rental car on the first trip because it was prepaid through the agency, and couldn’t get a refund. Travel deals to hawaii We had been charged for a full extra day when we could have been given an hourly rate for the last day.

Travel agents here can’t book hotels in Hilo or in Volcano, so I was going to have to do it myself anyway. Trip to hawaii for 2 With online searches you can do it yourself. Hawaii trip deals I would advise you book the flight from your home to Hawaii and back asap because the earlier you book the cheaper it is. Best deals hawaii vacation From NC to Honolulu it was under $700 per person round-trip booking several months in advance. Best deals in hawaii vacations As far as the interisland, they’re frequent, but still book as soon as you can. Hawaii vacation all inclusive package deals I got the frequent flyer cards from the Aloha and Hawaiian, and got a little discount.