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10 Best Things To Do in Hawaii - Survey from Best Places Hawaii


Honolulu, HI - December 25, 2004 - Best Places Hawaii, the largest Hawaii-specific travel website in the world (Webtrends), ranks the "10 Best Things to Do in Hawaii," the most exciting activities and sights to see in the Hawaiian Islands:

1. Visit the active Kilauea Volcano on the Big Island.
2. Take a helicopter tour over the Island of Kauai.
3. Relax on Hawaii’s world famous beaches.
4. Take a whale watching catamaran cruise.
5. Snorkel off the island of Molokini.
6. Bike down Maui’s Haleakala Mountain at sunrise.
7. See Waimea Canyon on Kauai, known as the Grand Canyon of the Pacific.
8. Play golf at any of Hawaii’s world-class golf courses.
9. Attend an authentic Polynesian Luau.
10. Shop and Dine in Waikiki.

The complete list with text and photos appears on the Best Places Hawaii website here: 10 Best Things To Do in Hawaii.

This "10 Best" list is the result of a survey conducted by Best Places Hawaii of its over 3.5 million new and return visitors who frequented it's website in 2004.

Best Places Hawaii is home to the Hawaii State Vacation Planner, providing the ultimate vacation match-making service, helping travelers plan and pre-experience their own dream Hawaii Vacation. A visitor simply completes a personal profile and receives free, with no obligation, information from Hawaii vacation providers (accommodations, activities, wedding services, travel and tour companies, etc.) who can make the visitor’s dream Hawaii vacation a reality. The free vacation planner match-making service is located here:
Free Vacation Planner Match-Making Service.

Alternately, a visitor can explore the Hawaiian Islands on his/her own by embarking from the site’s Home Page. Within the site, the visitor finds complete Hawaii travel and vacation information including the largest direct source of Hawaii vacation rental homes, vacation rental condos, bed and breakfasts, resorts, hotels, and spas. The Hawaii State Vacation Planner also features the largest collection of vacation activities including luaus, helicopter tours, whale-watching, snorkeling, kayaking, fishing, surfing, hiking, golf, guided tours and the like. There is also extensive information on wedding and honeymoon services, major Hawaii events, dining, entertainment, shopping, real estate, airlines, rental cars, and travel booking providers.

The visitor 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. Best Places Hawaii is also home to the popular "Love Stories of Hawaii" annual Valentine's Day promotion that awards an all-expense-paid, romantic trip for two to Hawaii (sponsored by United Vacations and Pleasant Holidays).

About Best Places Hawaii / H&S Publishing, LLC
H&S Publishing, LLC, founded in 1985, is a Hawaii-based, privately-held technology and media company owned and managed by Bob Self and Rob Sanford, located on the island of Kauai, Hawaii.

H&S Publishing, LLC 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 Best Places on Earth and Best Places Hawaii.

The company's Destination Marketing System, a proprietary Internet marketing program, generates leads from pre-qualified vacationers and delivers them to affiliated clients on a commission-free, high margin, direct-to-consumer, retail basis.

In addition to its websites, H&S publishes Kauai Magazine, Kauai Real Estate Magazine, the Hawaii Data Book & Newcomers Guide Series, maps, and print-on-demand books.

Access to all websites and to online versions of the magazines is available through the company's portal site, the Hawaii Gateway.

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, Radisson, 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, and 2004.

Visit the Hawaii Gateway for more information about and access to H&S Publishing, LLC and Best Places Hawaii's products and services.

Best Places Hawaii
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