GLAD Travel Proves Hawaii Travel is An Option for
the Cost Conscious Traveler
There are over 1,200 cheap accommodation options throughout the Hawaiian
Islands for $99 or less per night. These include varied lodging options like
rental houses, condominiums, budget hotels, motels, cabins, Bed & Breakfasts, inns, hostels, and guest houses.
Honolulu, HI (PRWEB) January 9, 2006
-- Are travelers crossing the Hawaiian islands off their list of places to visit because they
think accommodation is upwards of $200+ per night? A new travel company, GLAD
(GLobal ADventure) Travel, is promoting awareness of the variety of budget
accommodation options in Hawaii. They are also providing travelers with easy,
comprehensive search and online booking options.
"Until now there has been no easy way to find these options, let alone book
them easily online." says GLAD Travel CEO Anitra Pickett.
She explains that budget vacation planning is further confused by a lack of
clarity among many travel vendors.
"The word 'budget' is used too liberally and many vendors don't provide a
concrete definition of budget or back it up with truly affordable options."
However, Pickett maintains that GLAD brings needed clarity to consumers by
concretely defining budget as $99 and under per night.
Pickett is also proud of the fact that her company is upfront with travelers
about additional fees they may incur during the booking process. In Hawaii,
lodging options are known for adding on copious amounts of fees and taxes,
which is encouraged by the structure of the state's tax system. These extra
fees often are hidden or difficult to figure out until a final quote for
lodging is made.
"Our goal is to eliminate this type of 'issue' all-too present in the online
travel world." says Pickett. "GLAD displays all these fees upfront to the
traveler, always on the first search page."
GLAD Travel also took on the challenge of independently compiling all budget
vacation accommodation options in Hawaii and displaying them to travelers, for free, on their
website www.gladtravel.com. Property
managers, travel agencies, and vacation rental listing websites usually only
provide lodging options that they are directly receiving revenue from. Pickett
says her vision was to give consumers a fair view of every option available to
them within their price range. GLAD Travel shows travelers all the 1200+
options discovered, whether the accommodation has contracted to provide revenue to
GLAD or not.
GLAD Travel has not only disproved the notion that Hawaii has to be expensive,
but it also has given travelers an easy way to find and book affordable vacation rental
options of all types in Maui, Oahu, Kauai, Big Island, Molokai, and Lanai.