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[31 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Hawaiian Headlines: 2009 NFL Pro Bowl, Obama Visit Hawaii

There’s quite a bit going on in Hawaii this winter, and in case you weren’t lucky enough to book your vacation there yet, don’t worry. All these goings-on are only helping to increase Hawaii as a hot vacation destination for 2009. Luckily, though, the economic downturn has still kept Hawaii vacations and resorts affordable.

Perhaps the biggest news to increase Hawaiian Tourism in 2009 is President-Elect Barack Obama’s vacation in Hawaii this week. A veritable cottage industry surrounding all things Obama has sprung us this week. CBS News reports that narrated tours of Obama’s childhood, costing more than $40, are now big business in Honolulu. They stop at the apartment building he grew up in, a favorite lunch hangout and the local ice cream store. The fact that he’s been golfing there all week can only help the local links attract more vacation golfers.

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[7 Dec 2008 | Comments Off on Notre Dame to play University of Hawaii in Hawaii Bowl | ]
Notre Dame to play University of Hawaii in Hawaii Bowl

The University of Hawaii Warrior football team earned its third straight bowl bid with a 24-10 win over Washington State Saturday night at Aloha Stadium, and now we’ve heard from several sources that Notre Dame is heading to the Hawaii Bowl.

Only the “final blessing” from the NCAA, as one person put it, stands in the way of the Notre Dame Fighing Irish playing the University of Hawaii Warriors football team in the Dec. 24 Sheraton Hawaii Bowl.

The Sheraton Hawaii Bowl will take place December 24, 2008 at 3:00 p.m. (HST) in the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, Hawaii.

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[4 Dec 2008 | 2 Comments | ]
Roxy Pro Hawaii Surf Competition Begins in Oahu, Hawaii

The Roxy Pro Hawaii got underway yesterday at Sunset Beach on the North Shore of Oahu, with 6 to 8 foot waves and great conditions for the first day of the women’s competition. Stop No. 7 of 8 on the 2008 ASP Women’s World Tour, the Roxy Pro Hawaii at Sunset Beach also marks the second event of the Vans Triple Crown of Surfing and the solid surf at the infamous break saw Hawaiians and big-wave specialists dominating the competition. With the 2008 Women’s World Tour Champion still undecided, the Roxy Pro Hawaii is a critical contest, with Stephanie Gilmore (AUS) holding a slight ratings lead over Roxy pro-surfer Sofia Mulanovich (PER) and Layne Beachley (AUS) before the start of the competition.