Save Money on Hawaii Trips by Using a Travel Agent

It’s a new year and many have you have a goal to get back to Hawaii this year.  It’s no secret that I’m a travel agent.  I live and breathe for travel and Hawaii is my passion.  Did you know that you can save money on Hawaii trips by using a travel agent?

save money on hawaii travel

With this age of searching online, you may think you know all of the tricks, but I’m here to tell you otherwise.  By using a trusted travel agent, these are some ways we can save you money and how we work.

Some travel agents charge a planning service fee. I don’t charge a service fee if I am making a commission on the products I sell you.  So if it’s just flights you are wanting, yes I will charge you a small fee, but if the flights are combined with anything else, my services are free.

  • Did you know that often you can save money on your flights if I book your flights with a rental car?  Yesterday I booked 5 people from Salt Lake City to Honolulu. They only needed flights as they had booked a cruise themselves. But they were spending 3 days prior to the cruise with family in Oahu.  I added a minivan for the 3 days prior to the cruise and saved them over $300 even with the car added.  How is this done?  I packaged the airfare with a car and then was able to get them “bulk airfare” – which is usually discounted airfare when combined as a package.  This works on many flight/car combos around the world – not just on flights to Hawaii. Many of my clients don’t even pick up the rental. When I add a few nights of hotel or a few days of car rental with the flights, this is what constitutes a package.
  • Travel agents have multiple suppliers to draw upon.  Since we have many suppliers, we also have access to special coupons and promotions that you don’t know about.  I keep a list so the current specials and compare prices when quoting my clients a package to make sure I’m getting them the best value.
  • Travel agents are your advocate.  What does this mean for you?  It means that if you have any issues while traveling we become your advocate and do our best to resolve any issues.
  • Travel agents have good relationships with suppliers.  This helps you out in that sometimes we can get little extras for our clients that you can’t get on your own.

Ready to travel?  Call your favorite travel agent and see if they can help you.

If you’d like a free quote from me, please fill out this contact form. You can also call me at 877-34-TRIPS  or email Krista@TheHawaiianHome.com

Black Friday Hawaii Cruise Sale

Check out this amazing Black Friday Hawaii Cruise Sale.

Sept 2- 9, 2017

Starting at $2969.82 total for 2 people including port charges.
Inside cabin, cruise only. Call us for upgrade prices.

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Here’s the Itinerary:

black friday hawaii cruise sale

Get inspired via this video:

During this special sale, you can book with just $100 down and final payment is due 5/28/17.

We can help you arrange airfare and any pre/post cruise nights.

Please submit your booking details via our secure, online booking form or call us with any questions at  877-34-TRIPS

 

Hawaii Vacation Rentals

You probably already know that I own my own travel agency. I am happy to announce that I am now signed up with a vacation rental company that rents exclusively to travel agents.  This give me access to over 50,000 vacation rentals around the world with many of them in Hawaii.

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Above is an example of a vacation rental in Kauai.   It is a 5 bedroom/4 bath home in the Princeville area and can sleep up to 12 people.

Why Rent Through Me?

  • I am happy to search from thousands of vacation rentals for you in your budget and location.
  • When you rent from me you have the peace of mind that you are renting a real property.
  • You will have the support of a travel agent before, during and after your trip.
  • Many times we can get airfare discounts too, so inquire about booking a complete vacation package.
  • There are last minute discounts too!
  • Payments plans are also available. – usually half down and half payable 60 days before arrival.
  • Whether you want an intimate vacation rental for two people or a large home, there’s a property for everyone.

Give me a call to book. 877-34-TRIPS

Spend Christmas in Hawaii

It’s almost too late to book your Christmas in Hawaii, but there’s still some availability.

spend christmas in hawaii

If you want to escape the winter and wear flip flops while your friends are wearing snow boots, now’s the time to book.

I am a travel agent and specialize in Hawaii trips. I book Hawaii every day and can easily get you the best prices. I don’t charge a service fee for you to use my services.

Please fill out this form below for a no obligation quote.

What’s it like to drive the Road to Hana? 🌴🌴🌴

If you want to go on one of the most beautiful drives in America, you must drive the road to Hana on the island of Maui.

According to Wikipedia, “The Road to Hana is 64.4 miles long and is very winding and narrow and passes over 59 bridges, 46 of which are only one lane wide. ”

Here’s a peak of a video we created to inspire you to drive the Road to Hana.

The Road to Hana is a full day trip when you include stopping for sightseeing such as waterfall hikes and swimming in a gorgeous black sand beach.  It’s best to start the day early to avoid some of the traffic.  You will also want to watch out for some of the locals coming from the opposite direction as they tend to drive very fast.

I recommend you download the Shaka Guide Maui App and within the app there is a tour called “Road to Hana.”  On our recent trip we used this app and found it educational and entertaining. The app notices your GPS co-ordinates on your smart phone and gives you insider knowledge of which places to visit and which ones to skip.  My entire family loved it!

Wear your swimsuits for improptu swimming and we always take a picnic lunch with us to eat at the Waianapanapa State Park as they have picnic tables there. This is where the famous back sand beach is in the above video.  You may want to wear water shoes if you swim in the beach there.

If there has been lots of rain or flooding, you may consider making sure the Road to Hana is open before you go.  But, if you go, you will be rewarded with some of the most breathtaking scenery on this earth!

Mahalo! – Krista

I’m a Hawaii obsessed travel agent and would love to help you plan your trip.  Call 877-34-TRIPS or email – Krista@TheHawaiianHome.com

7 Day Hawaii Cruise Deal

You’ll love this 7 day Hawaii cruise deal.

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Sail on Norwegian’s Pride of America on September 24, 2016. This 7 night cruise sails out of Honolulu.

Your Ports of Call

Sept. 24: Honolulu, HI
Sept 25 through 26: Kahului,  Maui, HI
Sept. 27: Hilo,  Big Island HI
Sept. 28: Kona, Big Island HI
Sept. 29-30: Nawiliwili,  Kauai HI
Oct 1: Honolulu, HI

Prices from $2128 per couple staying in an inside cabin.

I’m happy to check on airfare from your departure city to get you to Honolulu.  There’s lots of airfare sales going on now for September flights.

Give us a call to book:  877-34-TRIPS or email Krista@TheHawaiianHome.com