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Honua Makuahine (Mother Earth) Vacation Package Offers $250 Carbon Credit for Guests Traveling to Maui this Spring



WAILEA, MAUI, HAWAII – Dec. 18, 2007 – The volcanoes, pristine waters, tropical rainforests and lush landscapes of the Aloha State are a draw for millions of visitors each year. This spring, when guests purchase the Honua Makuahine (Mother Earth) vacation package from Destination Resorts Hawaii, they also contribute to preserving this beautiful environment through a $250 carbon credit included in the offer.


Destination Resorts Hawaii, the largest provider of luxury vacation rentals in the prestigious Wailea and Makena resorts on Maui, is offering the Honua Makuahine (Mother Earth) package that includes five nights lodging, a complimentary Dollar rental car, free parking and a $250 carbon credit per booking. The offer is valid April 1 through June 15, 2008.  Package rates begin at $1,080 based on lodging in a one bedroom condominium. Prices vary depending on the unit size and guests can choose up to a three bedroom vacation rental.


The $250 carbon credit offsets an average of 3.5 roundtrip flights from Los Angeles to Maui based on calculations from


For more information or to book the Honua Makuahine package, please call 866.901.0988 or visit When booking online, please use promotional code GREENPKG.


Destination Resorts Hawaii, managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, offers an elegant “home away from home” atmosphere providing a unique destination experience that is appealing to families, golfers and individual travelers that enjoy the convenience and space offered in a vacation home.


Destination Resorts Hawaii is the only collection of vacation rentals in the Wailea and Makena areas to offer a centralized check-in desk conveniently located in the Shops at Wailea. Here, the friendly and knowledgeable staff provides guests with a brief orientation to their residence, keys and any other pertinent information or tips to help them enjoy their vacation on Maui. A concierge also is located in the check-in area to provide guests with one-stop shopping to book all of their island adventures.  This office is open seven days a week and there are property managers available 24 hours a day should guests need any assistance.


The exemplary services continue after check-in as guests can arrange for grocery pick-up and delivery, spa treatments in the comfort of their accommodations, high-speed Internet access (in most properties) and free local and long distance telephone calling.


Destination Resorts Hawaii is one of more than 30 independent, upscale and luxury hotels, resorts and golf clubs in the United States managed by Destination Hotels & Resorts, the fifth largest independent hospitality management company in the country. The company, headquartered in suburban Denver, Colo., features a portfolio of more than 7,000 guest rooms, 10 golf courses and 12 full-service spas. Destination Hotels & Resorts properties are located in key metropolitan and resort markets including Washington, D.C., Houston, Denver, Dallas, San Diego, Santa Fe, Aspen, Austin, Phoenix, Portland, Palm Springs, Maui and Lake Tahoe. For more information on the properties in the Destination Hotels & Resorts collection, please visit






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