Laguna Hills, California (PRWEB) October 19, 2006
ThereArePlaces, a privately held business focused on travel and tourism, announced today the launch of its Hawaii Travel Guide on its web site http:// http://www.ThereArePlaces.com. The new Hawaii Travel Guide is available in the Destination Guide section of ThereArePlaces under the United States listing.
The new Hawaii Travel Guide covers Oahu, Maui, the Big Island, Kauai and Lanai. In addition to an introductory section on Hawaii Travel Facts, the guide for each island includes concise descriptions and beautiful photographs of the best places to visit. ThereArePlaces' recommended attractions are displayed on Google maps that can be viewed with a traditional road map or color satellite imagery as the background. The maps can be zoomed or panned to allow the user to focus on areas of interest to them. In addition, you can use the maps to route between the attractions and determine distances or travel times.
The Hawaii Guide is the first section of ThereArePlaces devoted to travel in the United States. "Hawaii is a destination that is gaining tourists. Many Americans, who are hesitant to travel abroad, are choosing to visit exotic and unique locations in the United States," said Mike Dobson, President of ThereArePlaces. "Hawaii provides the tourist with both the familiar and the new, in a manner that most travelers find inviting."
Over half the visitors to Hawaii travel to Oahu and ThereArePlaces Travel Guide for Oahu includes sections on Waikiki, Honolulu, Oahu's beaches, the island's best luaus, and Pearl Harbor's poignant World War II memorials. The Travel Guides for Maui and the Big Island feature expanded coverage, as these islands are extremely popular with vacationers.
ThereArePlaces is managed by Dr. Mike Dobson, a travel industry professional and avid traveler, who helped to create some of the world's best-selling travel publications during his 13 years as an executive with Rand McNally & Company. Dobson was also a professor of geography at the State University of New York at Albany, and has spent his professional career helping connect people to places.
ThereArePlaces is a property of TeleMapics, LLC, a business focused on travel, tourism, and other location based services (http://www.Telemapics.com).