Honolulu, HI, October 17, 2007 --(PR.com
)-- Best Places Hawaii, home of the Hawaii State Vacation Planner (www.bestplaceshawaii.com) announces its 2006 Grand Prize Winner of an all-expense paid romantic trip for two to Hawaii, Brenda Cole of Reisterstown, MD, who arrives in Hawaii on October 26th.
Brenda Cole won the 2006 Love Stories of Hawaii Grand Prize for her story "Consider Yourself Warned." Brenda's story is about a lifestyle change she and her husband underwent after an inspiring trip to Hawaii. Before Hawaii, their high-powered careers, busy schedules, and unbalanced priorities provided a glamorous lifestyle, but lacked the magic that Hawaii brought into their lives forever. (See Brenda’s story here:
The Grand Prize is round trip air-travel for two, a 7-night stay, rental car use, and a flower lei greeting, provided by sponsor United Vacations and Best Places Hawaii. Though the contest is over, new stories may still be submitted, appear online, and be emailed to friends. Stories can be submitted online at Best Places Hawaii (www.bestplaceshawaii.com) or by regular mail at Love Stories, 1579 Kuhio Hwy., Suite 104, Kapaa, HI 96746.
Love stories have been submitted from all over the world. One couple sent in a CD and snapshots of their honeymoon. Jennifer Smith, a first year English teacher in North Carolina, had her 70 9th and 10th-grade students enter the contest as a way of enhancing their study of Shakespeare's Romeo and Juliet. On the Website, visitors can plan their Hawaii vacations plus submit their own love stories and read love stories from others in a dozen different categories including First Love, Long Distance Love, Romance, Second Chance Love, Secret Love, Summer Romance, Timeless Love, First Meeting, Holiday, Special Occasion, Marriage, and Wedding.
Best Places Hawaii (not a booking site) is home to the Hawaii State Vacation Planner, providing the ultimate vacation match-making service; helping travelers plan and pre-experience their dream Hawaii Vacation. A visitor simply completes a vacation profile and receives free, with no obligation, information from Hawaii vacation providers (accommodations, activities, wedding services, travel and tour companies, etc.). A visitor’s dream Hawaii vacation is just a click away from becoming a reality. The free vacation planner match-making service is located at this address: http://www.bestplaceshawaii.com/planning/vacation_planner_service.html.
About Best Places Hawaii / H&S Publishing, LLC
H&S Publishing, LLC, founded in 1985, is a Hawaii-based, privately-held technology and media company located on the island of Kauai, Hawaii. H&S Publishing, LLC produces Internet and print products/services primarily focused on the pre-arrival travel and tourism marketplace. The company's high-traffic volume travel websites are Best Places on Earth and Best Places Hawaii.
The company's Destination Marketing System, a proprietary Internet marketing program, generating leads from pre-qualified vacationers and delivers them to affiliated clients on a commission-free, high margin, direct-to-consumer, retail basis.
In addition to its websites, H&S publishes the Hawaii Data Book & Newcomers Guide Series, Kauai Magazine, Kauai Real Estate Magazine, maps, and print-on-demand books. Access to all websites and to online versions of the magazines is available through the company's portal site Hawaii Gateway, located at http://www.hawaiigateway.com.
The company's clients include major travel companies, such as Hyatt, Marriott, Hawaiian Airlines, Starwood (Sheraton), Aloha Airlines, ResortQuest Hotels and Resorts, Pleasant Holidays/Pleasant Hawaiian, United Vacations, Coldwell Banker, Century 21, RE/Max, and others. The State of Hawaii has designated Best Places On Earth a "qualified high technology business," making the company and its investors eligible for investment tax credits and other tax benefits.
Best Places Hawaii has placed as one of "Hawaii's Fastest 50" growth companies per Pacific Business News (American City Business Journals), PricewaterhouseCoopers, and First Hawaiian Bank in these sponsors' annual ranking for 2002, 2003, 2004, and 2005.
Visit http://www.hawaiigateway.com for more information about and access to H&S Publishing, LLC and Best Places Hawaii's products and services.
Best Places Hawaii
H&S Publishing, LLC
East Kauai Professional Building
1579 Kuhio Highway, Suite 104
Kapaa, HI 96746