Sunny climes lie ahead for a lucky travel agent.
Hawai‘i Tourism Canada has joined with WestJet Vacations on a Hawaii vacation contest that has a grand prize that will award an agent a trip for two to Hawaii that includes return flights courtesy of WestJet Vacations and a five-night stay at the Aston Kaanapali Shores on Maui.
Colin Wood, account director for Hawai’i Tourism Canada, was quick to offer kind words for Hawai’i Tourism Canada’s partners in the contest, declaring that WestJet has “tons of flights” from this country to Hawaii and that WestJet Vacations’ collection of Hawaiian properties is “exemplary.”
Wood reports that Hawaii can always provide different vacation experiences, a tribute to the state’s remarkable diversity, showcased by the dramatic differences that can be seen from island to island.
“If people are not familiar with Hawaii they might think of it as kind of a single destination,” Wood concedes. “That’s just not the case. Every island is a little different. They are all distinct destinations.”
Hawaii is always popular with Canadian vacationers, attracting over 518,000 of us last year. The island of Maui, in particular, is popular with Canadians, with Wood speculating its popularity in part results from many of us having bought homes there long ago and then relaying to other Canadians how beautiful it is. Canadians actually buck a Hawaii trend, with most visitors to the state opting to vacation in Oahu, home to Honolulu and its legendary Waikīkī Beach.
Honolulu serves as a cultural hub for Hawaii, Wood reports.
Wood believes that BC and Alberta at one time accounted for 75% of all Canadian visitations to Hawaii. But that figure is changing, he says, with those two provinces now likely accounting for 65% to 70% of Canadian visits as Hawaii makes inroads in Quebec and Ontario.
To enter the contest, agents must answer the following question online at http://promo.baxter.net/contest/hawaii.asp
and answer the skill-testing question. The deadline for entries is Oct. 31.
Agents must be a full-time travel agent. For full contest rules and regulations, visit http://promo.baxter.net/