Yaling Yu is native of Taiwan who moved to the United States in 1992 and got her bachelors degree in marketing, management and retailing at Southern Illinois University after studying engineering 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 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. Yaling began Hawaii Aloha Travel in 2000 after to moving to Hawaii to start a new chapter in her life and to fullfill a lifetime goal of being a business owner.
Under her guidance Hawaii Aloha Travel has grown to become one of the largest locally owned travel agencies in Hawaii and in March 2005 and 2006 HAT is rated one of the top 10 travel agencies in Hawaii by Pacific Business News.
Tara's Recent Testimonials
Hi Yaling Just wanted to drop you a note to say Thank You for putting together a fantastic travel package for my wife and I. We really enjoyed ourselves this trip and will recommend your travel services to our friends and family. The Kona Honu Manta Ray Dive and Zipline Experience were the highlights of our trip, but with such wonderful scenery on Maui and Hawaii, excellent weather, friendly hotel staff and local people, great food and beautiful sunsets, this vacation in paradice was absoutely the best. Mahalo! Joe and Mary Langan
Aloha Mrs. Yaling Yu Fisher, My wife and I want to express our sincerest thanks to Tara Barron and your travel agency for working diligently with us to help plan and book our trip to Hawaii. Tara was extremely polite, very knowledgeable about Hawaii, and did whatever it took to make sure our vacation package met our planned expectations. As a traveler that usually books business and vacation packages without assistance, I was somewhat hesitant about booking our vacation through a travel agency. However, it turned out to be the best move since I was able to ask a lot of questions pertaining to Hawaii and get recommendations from someone that knows Hawaii very well. Not only did Tara point us in the right direction for our vacation package, she was able to save us time and in the end it saved us money. Again, my wife and I wish to express our sincerest thanks to Tara and the Aloha Travel agency. Now my wife and I are extremely excited and look forward to our much needed vacation to Hawaii in September. Mahalo, Patrick and Alissa Love
Yaling was the first to come back from all other agencies & she has been exceptional. She is extremely client focused. Thanks to Yaling, my vacation is stress free Yaling is so much more than one would expect, this was before I read who she is & her background. Client service is awesome!!!!. Sharon Sinclair
I just wanted to let you know that we had a wonderful time in your great state of Hawaii. Thank you for making our vacation wonderful everything went smoothly from transportation to the Outrigger on the Beach hotel. Everyone we dealt with was absolutely a pleasure to be around. Thanks again for the memories. By the way, we have decided that in two years some of us are going to Maui for a week!!! Carol Holley
So greatful you were there for us
Aloha Yaling, We want to thank you very much for working on our arrangements to get back home. We had never experienced a cancelled flight so we really didn't know the best way to begin. Having you make our new flights, another night at the Royal Hawaiian and the car rental was just wonderful. It made our last day on Ohau just great and stress free. That day we drove up to the North Shore and saw the surfers, had Giovanni's shrimp and shaved ice at Matsumoto's. What a fun day. We felt very fortunate to have your help.......so THANKS again. We loved the whole trip!! Scott and Michele
My husband, Trevor, and I have used Hawaii Aloha Travel several times in the past (I forgot who our very first travel agent was but the next year was Pharah, then Lisa, Yaling and now, Abby). We have always been very satisfied with their services and we thank them very muc for taking care of our travel needs everytime. Mahalo, Letty Dixon
Hello Just so you know this will be out third times going to Hawaii and I have been dealing with Yaling I heard about your agency thru internet year 2005 when I was searching and Yaling responded and my husband and I were so happy with your company and as you can tell we are back again We try to visit Hawaii every other year and we went last year and Yaling got us a good deal also I emailed Yaling and she forward my request to Abby and for just one day , we got the good deal again and booked it and just waiting to go..... Abby is looking for a cruise fare for us also because we go on a cruise every year but did know that you guys do cruise also Anyway, thank you and I refer you guys to one of my co worker Best Regards, Maria and Edwin Tabliago
My experience with Hawaii Aloha Travel could not have been better, it's funny I have no idea how I found this website but am so glad I did. I filled out a form, sent it in and within just a couple of hours got a response. Malia has been so good! She has dealt with date changes, island changes, she never skipped a beat. You have one very special employee there. She was just the best. She had a family emergency and Yaling jumped right in for her, picked right up where Malia left off and immediately turned it over to her when she returned. I have already forwarded your site to many friends and am sure in time they will all use it! Thank you so much, can't wait to go!! Barb Dunaway
Thank you for booking our trip! We had to call you our last day and the travel agent we worked with wasn't there and the owner was woken up to help us. You really were so nice and accommodating ~ we will recommend you to others! Mahalo! The Leighton Family 🙂
Aloha! Yaling! Sigh. We are back to cold and snow, but we are still glowing, not only from our suntans, but from the wonderful time we had in Hawaii. Mahalo! Everything was truly spectacular! Thank you so much for putting together such an incredible package for us. The restaurant choices were perfect. Being greeted with a lei and having a limousine waiting for us was a great way to start. We love all the goodies and the bag you gave us. The champagne and candy delivered to our room was so nice! The tours were all great/ perfect blend of sightseeing and relaxation! We had perfect seats for the Polynesian show! Deluxe treatment all the way! The massages, the room we had--everything! Thank you! We will definitely recommend your services to our friends and family! It will probably be a long time until we can come back, but if and when we do, we will look you and your husband up again. You did a fantastic job. Mahalo! Aloha! Pam