ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, has just launched a new directory on travel packages including information on Hawaii vacation packages. "ChristiaNet is dedicated to helping readers find information on purchasing competitive vacation packages," says, President Bill Cooper. Doing a search online could result in a virtual tour, taking advantage of advertised specials, and the capability of making online reservations. Another way of finding a specific travel package is by using a travel agency. (http://www.christianet.com/travelpackages/)
Packages often include discounted hotel rates, discounted airline tickets, and coupons that offer a savings to local tourist attractions and restaurants. Oftentimes a vacation package will include tours surrounding a tourist attraction. Most advertised tours are for a certain number of people and include transportation and meals. Cooper says, "Purchasing a vacation package through a travel agency can offer some perks that will help when vacationing. Travel agencies often take care of little details for their clients, such as car rentals, transportation from the airport to the hotel, and bookings for tours, etc."
Airlines offer promotions that include cheap airline flights to specific destinations and sometimes are combined with other offers. For instance, some Hawaii vacation packages include discounted flights, along with a discounted hotel package for so many nights. A travel package might include a cruise, or a special honeymoon vacation. Sometimes discounts are associated with specific times of the year. Promotions are usually heavy around down times to try to generate business. Some Hawaii vacation packages include promotions that include a spa package with a massage. Little perks can generate business but promotions by airlines are often a result of the competition between airlines.
The U.S. Department of Transportation's (DOT) Air Travel Consumer Report states, "U.S. Airlines experienced a lower rate of on-time flights and more reports of mishandled baggage last year than in 2005, but passengers filed fewer complaints with the government about airline service than they did the previous year." Are there fewer complaints because there are fewer flyers with U.S. Airlines? Cheap airline flights promote competition between airlines that help to promote travel by consumers. Since consumer complaints are down in 2006 compared to 2005, maybe this is a good time to travel by air. For more information, visit: http://www.christianet.com/articles/
ChristiaNet.com (http://www.christianet.com), the world's largest Christian portal with twelve million monthly page loads, receives around one million visitors per month and has 400,000 email subscribers who have access to an online shopping mall, job bank, Biblical and life application resources, free ecards, Christian blogs and friendship communities.