Hawaii is on sale this fall, a natural reaction to continued sluggish tourism. According to a recent survey, the average cost of a hotel room was down 18 percent year-over-year. Visitor spending is down too, and tourism-based businesses around Hawaii are in tough competition for your travel dollars. Hundreds of sales and discounts at hotels and resorts around the islands put a tropical escape within reach, especially for West Coasters who can take advantage of cheaper airfare.
Alaska Airlines' Sunshine on Sale promotion includes fares such as $148 one-way from Seattle for travel through November 17. Pleasant Holidays is advertising three-night air-and-hotel packages to Hawaii from $519. HawaiiTours.com is offering $50 off all-inclusive vacation packages purchased in August with coupon code 050. And the Hawaii Tourism Bureau's website links to dozens more vacation package discounts.
This fall, sale prices at hotels and resorts are the norm. Travel-Hawaii.com lists many of the major hotels in Hawaii offering a third-night free or other significant discounts. Even luxury is on sale: For instance, the new upscale resort Honua Kai Resort & Spa on Maui has fall discounts of 50 percent.