WAIKOLOA VILLAGE, Hawaii -- As part of our recent coverage of the third annual Hawaii Travel Exchange, Luxury Travel Advisor sat in on a presentation by Journese, the luxury division of Pleasant Holidays, and learned about the company's offerings in Hawaii and beyond.
Kimberly Daley, vice president and managing director of Journese, told attendees that Journese has recently added three new destinations to its portfolio: Australia, New Zealand and Italy. The company added Italy on February 15 while New Zealand and Australia were added within the last two years, she said. The company represents 57 properties in Australia, 35 properties in New Zealand and 22 luxury resorts and 39 villas in Italy.
The company, formerly known as Hawaii World, also offers 60 resorts and villas through Hawaii, including Maui, Oahu and Kauai. Some activity offerings in Hawaii include the Maui-Kapalua Zipline Adventure; tours throughout the Big Island and four-hour guided kayaking tours throughout the destination.
"We have a lot more multigenerational travel to Hawaii, a lot more coming from the midwest and east coast," she says. "We really need to show the value for the Hawaiian islands. People are starting to look at Mexico again, so we have to show them the value in Hawaii. We have to show them why they should come here."