I love Hawaii and the local residents. They are so helpful when you are asking a question. If I had the money, I would live there all of the time.
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Honolulu, HI (Vocus) May 28, 2010
Hawaii.com, the popular vacation planning website for the Hawaiian Islands, has had its own page on Facebook since March 2009. It established the page to better communicate with its members and the general public and that effort has been a great success.
As of this week, the Hawaii.com Facebook page has nearly 8,500 people “Liking” the page, meaning that these fans follow its posts regularly. The official page is
Just visit the site and you will see why Hawaii.com on Facebook is indeed the information source for all things Hawaii. Its followers are passionate about Hawaii and they post regularly on the site.
The Facebook page gets nearly 900 visits a week and over 50 postings a day. Nearly 80 percent of those involved are female. And while most are from the USA, there are 244 followers from Canada, 102 from Australia, 142 from the UK and approximately 20 other countries as well.
Some of those postings are comments on information that Hawaii.com has posted to its followers; others ask questions which often receive many answers. This dialogue keeps the site vibrant.
In these economic times, consumers need all of the information they can get to plan a vacation they can enjoy and afford. All of that information is contained in the over 5,000 pages of Hawaii.com, the most in-depth site on the web devoted to these exotic islands.
It is even more helpful that readers can now interact with the website via Facebook.
The Facebook page features articles, photos and videos about Hawaii, as well as deals that you can only get through Hawaii.com.
Here are examples of posts in just the past few days:
“I love Hawaii and the local residents. They are so helpful when you are asking a question. If I had the money, I would live there all of the time.”
Visiting the Big Island in late May. Rented a home with a pool in the mountains above Kailua-Kona. I love the islands, but have not made it to Molokai yet. That will be our next trip. Kauai is still our favorite.
Hawaii.com is the best website to get great deals all over Hawaii. Mahalo Hawaii.com.
"I am coming to Hawaii at the end of July for our honeymoon! Can't wait, I am so excited. What are the best things to do????"
And some postings are quite poignant:
“Really missing Hawaii, wishing I was there right now! Still looking for Cody and Reed, the sailors that saved my son Dan's life in Hawaii, off Waikiki beach, 2004. God Bless you both !”
“We believe that being on Facebook and other social media sites is essential to establishing Hawaii.com as the authority on all things Hawaii,” stated Rhett Long, president of Hawaii.com.
Articles currently on the site include…”What you didn’t know about Hawaii,” “When to book a trip to Hawaii? “Consider Hawaii for your wedding and/or honeymoon,” “Where to see and be seen on Oahu” and “The most romantic places in Hawaii.”
As the page expands, Hawaii experts will be available to answer questions about Hawaii that are posted on the page.
Remember, Hawaii.com is the premier source for everything Hawaii! Consumers can book trips right from its pages.
Hawaii.com is the Internet's all-inclusive website for travel to, from and around the islands of Hawaii. It offers visitors unmatched ease in booking the perfect dream vacation: from airline tickets to lodging, car rentals to tee times, dining to snorkeling, leis to aloha shirts, anything to everything. If it's in Hawaii, it's on Hawaii.com!
Hawaii.com is owned by Oahu Publications, publishers of the Honolulu Star-Bulletin, and Stephens Interactive, a registered seller of travel in the State of Hawaii (No. 5832), and an accredited International Air Transport Association travel agency.
Note: Hawaii.com has retained Allison & Taylor as its public relations representatives. The company's principal is Heidi Allison Shane, a 25-year veteran of the public relations and travel industries. Allison & Taylor will be sending relevant press releases on the benefits of using Hawaii.com on a periodic basis to the travel media. Please consult the Press Room on Hawaii.com for updates.
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