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HAWAII-ALOHA.COM is the official web site for HAWAII ALOHA TRAVEL, LLC (HAT), a licensed Travel Agency located in Honolulu, License #5750. HAT is a (IATAN) International Airlines Travel Agent Network certified agency and carries memberships and certifications in the following organizations: (HVCB) Hawaii Convention and Visitors Bureau, (CLIA) Cruise Line International Association certified. (BBB) Better Business Bureau, (ASTA) American Society of Travel Agents, and (OSSN) Outside Sales Support Network and (NACTA) National Association of Commission Travel Agents. HAT carries a 1 million errors and omissions policy and maintains a client trust account at First Hawaiian Bank.
No high pressure tactics are used to get you to purchase a package, on the contrary we want you to know all the details about your trip BEFORE making a commitment. You do not have to pay for your trip up front. With a deposit of 50.00 per person your reservation is booked, the balance has to be paid 30 days before your departure. Many customers put themselves on their own payment plans by calling in payments to us as they wish as funds become available. We take all major credit cards for your purchase and can take multiple credit cards, checks are also welcome.
We offer cancellation/waiver insurance, depending on which package you go with, which costs as low as 26.00 dollars per person. With this insurance you can cancel or change your plans up until the day you leave with no penalty. You can also take advantage of lower prices if the price of the package goes down before you scheduled departure date.
Hawaii Aloha Travel (HAT) is backed and endorsed by Hawaii’s largest wholesale travel providers. These wholesalers are a major driving force in Hawaii’s travel industry representing 80 percent of all travel booked to the islands. As a result, they have tremendous buying power by blocking thousands of airline tickets, hotel/condo properties and cars. HAT taps into this buying power by choosing best possible value, selection and savings for each of its customers. We match our customers with the right wholesaler, for the right price, with the best value, the first time. That’s our promise.
Yaling Yu is native of Taiwan who moved to the United States in 1992 and got her bachelor’s degree in marketing, management and retailing at Southern Illinois University after studying engineering and working with micro fibers in the garment industry for 3 years in Taiwan. She then went on to get her Masters Degree in Fashion Design at Western Michigan University with a strong focus on marketing, CAD and computer science.
Before moving into the private sector, she got certified in purchasing management at San Jose State University and then began working in Silicon valley during the Internet Technology boom of the mid to late 90’s. Yaling was quickly promoted from purchasing agent to product management working for major computer companies such as Microland Inc. and Synnex Information Technology Corporation.
Bruce is originally from Miami Beach Florida, but has lived in Hawaii for the last 19 years where he received a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Hawaii Pacific University. Bruce came to Hawaii 1991 as a journalist for KGU radio and in 1992 was the first reporter to reach Kauai after Hurricane Iniki on September. 11, 1992. He did National feeds for CBS and Associated Press.
In 1995 Bruce left radio to start MCS Internet solutions which provided programming and connectivity solutions to businesses. That company spun off a local ISP called Pacific Internet Connections. In 1997 after acquiring the domain HAWAI-ALOHA.COM Bruce merged all three companies and founded HAWAII-ALOHA.COM, Inc. which went on to design, develop and market numerous websites in Hawaii including Planet-Hawaii.com, Hawaii Convention Center, Aston Hotels and Resorts, Hawaii Prince Hotels, Doubletree Hawaii, Hawaii Department of Health.