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Best Places Hawaii's
Destination Marketing System

The Commission-Free, Direct-to-Visitor, Retail Channel
Paying too much for anonymous clicks — and getting too few bookings in return?


Our Destination Marketing System eliminates these problems.

Free & Pro Versions — nothing to download or install.


Step 3: Receive additional traffic to your Web site  
Step 1: Sign Up Step 2: List Your Business Step 4: Receive Email from prospective travelers Step 6: Build your business with the additional travelers we send in your direction.

1. Sign Up.

  • Free Listings: No Charge.
  • Paid Listings: Low flat-fee for unlimited use of our marketing system.
Leveraged technology playing field.

2. List Your Business.

  • Dedicated online Admin Center.
24/7. Anywhere. Anytime.

3. Real Clickthroughs.

  • No "Pay-per-click" links.
Never pay us for a click.

4. Real Emails.

  • Visitors send booking requests from our site to you.
Clicks don't travel. People do.™

5. Real Traveler Profiles.

  • No "Pay-per-transaction" bookings.
  • Qualified leads delivered to you.
Never pay us a commission.

6. Grow Your Business.

  • Get higher retail margins with our commission-free bookings.
  • Customer is yours for repeat business.
Results... Not Just Exposure.
Step 5: Receive Full Traveler Profiles for visitors using the Free Vacation Planner Packages & Pricing

Details below...


Traffic Summary

1 person visits Best Places Hawaii every 8.8 seconds

Average Hits/Month(past 12 months) 7,775,526
Average Page Views/Month(past 12 months) 2,057,656
Unique User Sessions/Month(past 12 months) 265,716(8,736 per day)
Unique Web Pages Linking to Best Places Hawaii 22,934
Total Pages on Best Places Hawaii 7,209
Traffic Reports

Traffic Report for the Hawaii State Vacation Planner. Average monthly statistics for the past 12 months.  (Source: Wusage/Hostway/Google Analytics)

Quality Traffic

As a result of our "organic" listings (we don't pay for placement) on page 1 of the Internet's primary search engines and our detailed travel profiles from visitors, Best Places Hawaii's Hawaii State Vacation Planner generates more qualified visitor traffic than any other Hawaii-specific travel site.

Click Fraud:

You will never pay for a click from us and never be subject to the inflated expense of click fraud. We send you real visitors, not just anonymous clicks.

Like we say: "Clicks don't travel. People do. ™"

- Demographics -

3 kinds of exposure

Best Places Hawaii vs. The Wholesalers

Best Places Hawaii: The Commission-Free, Direct-to-Visitor, Retail Channel

  Best Places Hawaii Wholesalers
Commission-free
Higher Retail Margins for You
Traveler is Your Customer
Direct-to-visitor relationship
Guaranteed Performance

Best Places Hawaii occupies a unique online space that provides a largely-overlooked channel: The Retail, Commission-Free, Direct-to-Visitor Channel.

Unlike wholesale channels, pay-per-click channels, transaction-based and similar channels, Best Places Hawaii connects travelers directly to you on a commission-free basis, allowing you to sell your services at higher retail price points. Our direct-to-visitor retail channel generates higher sales margins for you than you realize via sales through wholesale channels. Also, the traveler becomes your customer (especially on re-sale), not the wholesaler's customer.

Further, you never pay per click from us and thus are never subject to the problems and inflated expense of click fraud or anonymous clicking. Typically, half of the traffic we generate contains full travel profiles including travelers' names, addresses, phone numbers, travel dates, and specific travel plans.

Best Places Hawaii's model allows you to add a retail, direct-response channel to your marketing plan, if you use wholesale channels or channels that provide only anonymous traffic. Use Best Places Hawaii to capture the entire marketplace: wholesale channels through other providers and the retail, commission-free, direct-to-visitor channel through Best Places Hawaii.

Special Promotions and Branding

Over 3.6 million people visit Best Places Hawaii every year

We launch and manage ongoing promotions (online and offline) to attract new and return visitors to our website and to you.

Love Stories of Hawaii

"Love Stories of Hawaii," for example, is a national promotion that creates a community of website return visitors who frequent our site and stay for long periods, exploring the 7,200+ pages of our total website content. Over 5,900 Love Stories of Hawaii have already been submitted.

Discount Card

The Best Places Hawaii Discount Card is another value-added, no-cost program for generating additional commission-free revenue for you on both a pre- and post-arrival basis. It's the only totally Free discount card in Hawaii. Click on the card for details.

Best Places Hawaii Badge Best Places Hawaii Badge

We provide Branding Emblems to place on your website for extra credibility. Available emblems include "Best Places Hawaii Discount Card" and "Official Affiliate" emblems in various sizes. These badges show visitors that you are one of the Best Places in Hawaii.

The Boston Globe

We syndicate our content on other major websites to drive even more direct traffic to our website and then to yours. For example, our "10 Best" lists are served prominently on Boston.com's Hawaii Home Page, the website of the Boston Globe newspaper (owned by the NY Times). Click on the banner above to see for yourself.

Testimonials (what they're saying about us)

Testimonials from Consumers

I signed up to receive emails from different companies and excursions in anticipation of my upcoming trip to Hawaii for our second honeymoon. We couldn't be happier with the feedback we received and in fact we have already signed up for 7 tours and excursions, many with discounts!!! Your service is wonderful and has helped us out a great deal and we thank you for it. We now have an awesome trip to look forward to and much has to do with you and your service. Keep up the great work!
Ed & Dyan Petke
I am very fond of traveling to different places. I use different web sites/travel agents/guides to plan my vacation. This website is the best I ever used to plan my vacation and I have used this website extensively to plan my vacation.
If anyone ever asks me about advice on Hawaii vacation, I will highly recommend Best Places Hawaii to him/her. I am very glad that I found your website. Thanks a lot for gathering all information in one place.
Achyut S. Dalvi
I am planning a honeymoon to Hawaii and signed up for vacation information. I received a TON of information and it was well worth it. I was worried about planning my honeymoon, but in a few short weeks with very little effort I had a place for us to stay in Kauai and Maui, our flights to and from the mainland including our inter-island fares, and a rental car. I also received a MUCH better deal than I was able to find on my own, and it is a fraction of the cost some of my friends have spent on their honeymoons.
. . . Signing up to receive vacation information on your website is one of the best things I have done! The only bad thing is our honeymoon is not until October. . . I don't think I can wait that long.
Steve Belt
All I can say is "Wow!" What quick responses I have already received. Actually, the first day, emails started coming in and I was so surprised how nice and informative the emails have been.
Thanks for a great idea and wonderful service to put the customer at ease. I am in the middle of planning our wedding/honeymoon for Hawaii and all these emails truly help!
J.M. Dawson
She had the minister, the place with waterfall identified, the photographer was ready. She found it all via the Best Places Hawaii website, and searched and found the right mix. Even the traditional wedding headdress was all arranged!
Lance Kull
I just wanted to thank you for your efforts and the advice given. Very appreciated! ...We are receiving a ton of information from various resorts and it is truly interesting and informative to compare all these condo's and features - vacation planning has come a long way. Snail mail is becoming prehistoric, I tend to believe. Thanks very much.
Don and Kay S.
Many thanks Best Places Hawaii. I have read, compared, and treasured your email selections covering activities, accommodations, discounts, etc. What a great service you offer. You have made it easier! The businesses participating in your program are friendly, helpful and creative. Many thanks!
Sandy Tryles
My wife and I have just returned home to Great Britain after spending 14 wonderful days on Oahu. I want to thank you for all the good information... that made our holiday so enjoyable. We shall return.
Ron Fosters
Thank you for all the info we have received from your listed advertisers. It was enough to plan the trip. Most gave us new insights into availability of interesting things to do, places to stay, and activities.
Fay Morrisson
We have only received excellent emails, full of information and key site links for us to visit.
Larry Hawk
I am already very excited about some of the options that have been sent my way. Thank you for this service! I think it will be crucial in helping my fiancee and me find the perfect place for our honeymoon.
Lauren Grime
I have received many responses, and they have been very helpful. I have received information that, to my knowledge, I would not have had otherwise.
P. Leopard
Thank you for all your info. I really appreciate it so much. It has been useful.
Joni Crider
Consumer Testimonials

Testimonials from Affiliate Clients

We provide the marketing services for Remaxkauai.com. Recently, Jim (the owner) asked me if we should continue using your services. I have provided a quote from my email that I sent in reply to his question. We hope you can use it on your website.
BestPlacesHawaii.com provides exceptional services at reasonable prices. This, along with the quality of their leads, gives us one of the highest 'Return on Investments' (ROI) of all our marketing efforts on the Internet. BestPlacesHawaii.comís services are necessary tools in our very competitive Hawaii vacation market.
Justin Britt, Head Web Head of Wasabi Marketing Elements for Remax Kauai
Wasabi Marketing
Personally, I think it's a slam dunk to advertise on your website.
Starwood Hotels and Resorts is pleased to be associated with Best Places Hawaii and their promotion of all our hotels located on the six major Hawaiian Islands. Best Places Hawaii provides a great overview of the islands, and our extensive list of brands including Westin, Luxury Collection, Sheraton and W Hotels can easily be found within their extensive listings.
We especially appreciate the targeted hotel and resort listings that allow users to find a particular property based on its quality and features; this gives us a more targeted audience and the opportunity to convert more lookers to bookers.
Michael G. Troy, Director of Sales and Electronic Marketing for Starwood Hotels and Resorts Hawaii
Aston Hotels & Resorts partners with Best Places Hawaii to showcase the Best Places to stay in Hawaii! Best Places Hawaii delivers results that exceed our expectations. From budget hotels to Oahu's most expensive condominium, from historic plantation cottages in Waimea to a full-service resort located on Kaanapali Beach, Best Places Hawaii has all the accommodation categories for our diversified portfolio of properties. We are pleased with the professional customer service provided by its staff, and we look forward to hosting the visitors that Best Places Hawaii delivers to Hawaii.
William Koo, Assistant Vice-President, E-Commerce for Aston Hotels & Resorts
We think BestPlacesHawaii.com is one of the best destination planning web sites online today. The site compliments the depth of our product offerings in Hawaii, and the Vacation Information Request forms we receive regularly provide great opportunities to turn browsers into buyers.
Todd Castor, Vice President of E-Commerce for Pleasant Holidays
Alohatopten.com is extremely pleased with our advertising program with Best Places Hawaii. The Best Leads Program enables us to obtain a much better ROI. Best Places allows you to obtain and track results/numbers in real time and hear from real people who have expressed an interest in coming to Hawaii and not from a bought list of vacationers. Also, you do not have to wait a month or more to see results. Their costs are extremely reasonable unlike others who have a very high basic cost but who also are starting to charge for a pay per click as well.
The Best Places Hawaii program works if you work their proven program.
Mike Eberle, Director of Marketing for Present Hawaii, Inc.
http://www.alohatopten.com
I have been very pleased with my association with Best Places Hawaii. The leads brought a larger than expected percentage of orders for the Hawaiian Orchid assortments I shipped to mainland customers.
I recommend this service to any Hawaiian merchant who relies on these kinds of contact leads. The best aspect of these leads was my ability to respond to them in email without spamming since these leads were from people who had requested information.
I am now retiring from what has been a satisfying web business.
Don Bremer, Paradise Park Exotics
We just love the BestPlacesHawaii.com website. Of all the advertising options we've pursued in the past, this has given us our biggest bang for our buck, and we'll continue to renew every year. In the first year alone,the number of email inquiries that we received has tripled and our website hit counts have increased every month. Mahalo and keep up the good work!
Sandy and Chris Webster, Classic Vacation Cottages
In our 10 years of business on Kauai, we have explored all the different forms of reaching our clients in the wedding market. In the past two years, the Internet has become our major source of advertising! H&S Publishing has handled all of the intricacies of the Internet and has kept our business at the forefront of the Web, allowing us to attend to the business of arranging Beautiful Island Weddings! Mahalo.
Fern & Michael Merle-Jones, Island Weddings
We have advertised with BestPlacesHawaii.com for several years now. We have been very pleased with your service and can see you are committed to your online internet presence. . . We are looking forward to continued success with your company, and yes, we are renewing this year!
Linda Warriner, Hotel Coral Reef
With the help of BPH, we continue to have excellent occupancy so far for 2009 and are accepting bookings in early 2010! (4/03/09)
Susan Hoerner, Aloha Cottages
BestPlacesHawaii.com has helped keep our small, independent property enjoying an occupancy rate of over 75% for the last several years. If we respond quickly to the leads, we find that we can make the sale. Thank you for providing an affordable marketing program for the Wailua Bay View Condominium.
Linda Owen, Wailua Bay View
Client Testimonials

Free & Pro Versions: The Purpose Behind the Programs

Risk-Free Internet Marketing

IncludedFree Marketing System:
We believe in "Democratizing the Web" both for users (visitors) and service providers:

  • Users: By its nature, the Web is democratic for users, once they're online.
  • Service providers: are more challenged due to the high carrying costs of some sophisticated Web technology solutions.
We are driven to make the Web more democratic for service providers by creating systems and tools that enable service providers of ALL sizes to compete fairly and at minimal or no cost. Doing so gives users (visitors) more choice from the broadest of options -- what some have called "truer choice," since it's more inclusive. So, we provide basic Free Listings for all service providers.

IncludedPro Marketing System:
Includes Free Listings plus an all-inclusive package of leads and exposures at a low flat rate.

  • Enjoy:
    1. Commission-free, high-margin booking revenue:
      • No "Pay-per-transaction" bookings via our qualified lead generation program
        (you never pay us a commission)
      • No "Pay-per-click" links from Best Places Hawaii
        (you never pay us for a click)
    2. Quick Return OF Investment (make your investment back in 1-2 bookings)
    3. High Return ON Investment (make your investment back many times over)
    4. Guaranteed Performance (we deliver what we promise or you don't pay)
  • Reach visitors when they are in the decision-making stage of their vacation planning on a Pre-Arrival basis.
  • Capture visitors in all 3 ways they interact with the Internet.

For Free or Pro Versions, click on the "Packages & Pricing" button.

For the technology on how we capture visitors in all 3 ways they interact with the Internet, click More... Packages & Pricing