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Thinking Of A Hawaii Vacation In 2013

by Fergy Ferguson

The whales are back, the surf’s up, and you are Thinking Of A Hawaii Vacation In 2013.  The good news is that there are more seats available to get to Hawaii this year.  For the first time in a long time though, booking a hotel or condo poses some challenges.  2012 was a banner year for visitor arrivals from both the West Coast and the Far East.  Passenger traffic to Hawaii was averaging a yearly increase of 9.3% overall, with some big gains coming from the international market.  That has tightened up the accommodations in Hawaii somewhat, and the Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates that additional seat capacity increases from just the West Coast will be a whopping 12.2%.  That bodes well for that Seattle to Hawaii Vacation you have been thinking about.

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When I said that you may have challenges in your hotel or condo accommodations, what I meant is that planning ahead has become more important these days.  You can still still get your favorite place to stay in the islands, you just can’t get it at the last-minute anymore.   As is always the case when hotels fill up earlier, the best rooms, and the best prices go early.  When you’re planning for your Seattle to Hawaii vacation this year, be pro-active.  Start looking anywhere from 3 months to up to a year out to get the best package pricing, and the best rooms and condos.  I have been advising my regular clients to book their Hawaii vacation packages four to eight months in advance.

What does this all mean for you?  Is there a big benefit to all this?  You bet, you will have more time to plan your vacation experience, at a price that you can feel secure in.  It means that we may have a stability in seat capacity, and air pricing, that we haven’t seen for some time.  It also means that Hawaii vacation packaging (air, hotel, transportation, activities) will end up being more stable also.  You should be able to get the best deals further out, so you can save and pay for your vacation earlier.  You will still have your challenges during the high season and holiday periods, if you wait to book last minute.  Booking earlier will become more common again, so you just need to adjust.   That means that you and your Seattle to Hawaii vacation consultant can focus on planning for some special activities to make your Hawaii vacation unforgettable. When pricing becomes more stable, for those of us in the travel community, it means that we can focus more on your vacation experience, rather than having to worry that we are getting you the “cheapest price”.  This is the “sweet spot” for both you and your travel agent.  When your travel consultant can focus on getting you the most value for your dollar via the experience, rather than the cheapest price, that’s when both of you win.

As we all become more confident that our economy is beginning to the mend itself, making sure we get the most out of our Hawaii vacation experience has come to the forefront.  Sure, price is still important, but spending your vacation dollar wisely is much easier to do when you feel confident.  There is nothing worse than having a poor vacation because you tried to save a few bucks, and got stuck in a bad room.  I like to focus on making sure my clients have experiences that they will remember for years to come.  We all carry a camera, or a phone that takes pictures almost everywhere we go these days.  Coming back from your vacation with these pictures is paramount to showing your family, friends, and co-workers what a good time you had on your Hawaii vacation.  I will give you one of my secrets though, a great Seattle to Hawaii vacation are full of the pictures that remain in your heart and mind for years after.

A hui ho…… 

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