Prince Resorts Hawaii has entered into a licensing agreement with Best Places Hawaii
October 29, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Travel NewsHonolulu, Hawaii (October 15, 2006) — Prince Resorts Hawaii has entered into a licensing agreement with Best Places Hawaii to use their proprietary Destination Marketing System to market the four Prince Resorts and championship golf courses in Hawaii to travelers.
Prince Resorts Hawaii includes a family of luxury island properties, including the Mauna Kea Beach Hotel on the Big Island, the Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel on the Big Island, the Maui Prince Hotel on Maui, and the Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club on Oahu.
“Best Places Hawaii is proud to welcome Prince Resorts Hawaii into our family of licensees, such as, ResortQuest, Starwood (Sheraton), Aloha Airlines, Pleasant Holidays, and other major travel suppliers. Best Places Hawaii will promote Prince Resorts Hawaii's properties using our direct-to-consumer Destination Marketing System channel that connects travelers directly to Prince Resorts Hawaii, commission-free, at high retail margins for them,” explains Rob Sanford, Best Places Hawaii's CEO.
Best Places Hawaii (not a booking site itself) is home to the Hawaii State Vacation Planner, providing a unique vacation match-making service that enables travelers to plan and pre-experience their dream Hawaii Vacation. A visitor completes a free vacation profile online and is connected directly with Hawaii vacation providers (accommodations, activities, wedding services, travel and tour companies, etc.) who can best fulfill the traveler's vacation needs. The free vacation planner match-making service is located online at http://www.bestplaceshawaii.com/planning/vacation_planner_service.html. Also, a visitor can explore the over 6,200 pages of Hawaii information by embarking from the site’s home page located at http://www.bestplaceshawaii.com.
Visitors to BestPlacesHawaii.com can also take advantage of a number of other free services including a monthly Hawaii travel discounts newsletter, entitled TNT NewsHawaii™, filled with entertaining, valuable, and useful Hawaii vacation information, as well as a free real-time download of a Best Places Hawaii Discount Card. This Discount Card is free to get and pays to use, as it is the only totally free discount travel and activities card in Hawaii. The card has no sign-up or renewal fees and no obligation.
About Best Places Hawaii / H&S Publishing, LLC:
Best Places Hawaii / H&S Publishing, LLC, founded in 1985, is a Hawaii-based, privately-held technology and media company located on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. The company produces Internet and print products/services primarily focused on the pre-arrival travel and tourism marketplace.
The company's high-traffic volume travel websites are www.BestPlacesOnEarth.com and www.BestPlacesHawaii.com. The company's Destination Marketing System, a proprietary Internet marketing program, generates leads from pre-qualified vacationers and delivers them to licensed clients on a commission-free, high margin, direct-to-consumer, retail basis.
In addition to its websites, H&S publishes the Hawaii Data Book & Newcomers Guide Series, Kauai Magazine, Kauai Real Estate Magazine, maps, and print-on-demand books.
Access to all websites, to online versions of the magazines, and more information about H&S Publishing, LLC and Best Places Hawaii's is available through the company's portal site Hawaii Gateway, located at http://www.hawaiigateway.com .
The company's clients include major travel companies, such as Hyatt, Marriott, Hawaiian Airlines, Starwood (Sheraton), Aloha Airlines, Aston Hotels and Resorts, Pleasant Holidays/Pleasant Hawaiian, United Vacations, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/Max, and others.
The State of Hawaii has designated Best Places On Earth a "qualified high technology business," making the company and its investors eligible for investment tax credits and other tax benefits.
Best Places Hawaii has placed as one of "Hawaii's Fastest 50" growth companies per Pacific Business News (American City Business Journals), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and First Hawaiian Bank in these sponsors' annual ranking for 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Best Places Hawaii/H&S Publishing, LLC
East Kauai Professional Building
1579 Kuhio Highway, Suite 104
Kapaa, HI 96746
About Prince Resorts Hawaii:
Prince Resorts Hawaii, Inc. operates four hotels in Hawaii under the ownership of: Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki, Corp. (Hawaii Prince Hotel Waikiki and Golf Club); Maui Prince Hotel, LLC (Maui Prince Hotel, Makena Resort); Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel, Corp. (Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel); and Mauna Kea Beach Hotel, Corp. (Mauna Kea Beach Hotel).
Prince Resorts Hawaii is one of Hawaii’s largest golf operators with Ninety-Nine Holes of Golf at its five courses. For information or reservations at any of the properties, please call toll-free 1-866-PRINCE-6 or visit the website at www.PrinceResortsHawaii.com.
Prince Hotels operates more than 75 hotels and resorts worldwide with total number of rooms exceeding 26,000. Headquartered in Japan, Prince Hotels is Japan’s largest hotel operator with more than 65 hotels and resorts; nine hotels alone in Tokyo. Signature properties of Prince Hotels include The Tokyo, Akasaka and Takanawa of Japan, and Hapuna Beach Prince Hotel of Hawaii. Prince Hotels also owns and operates over 40 golf courses in Japan, five in Hawaii, and one in Alaska.