Pleasant Partners With Waikiki Properties for Spring Getaways

Company also enhances agent Web site for booking ease

By: Dawna Robertson

Pleasant Holidays is focusing on Waikiki this spring, with several getaways to this busy Oahu destination. The Westlake Village, California-based wholesaler has partnered with the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa for a spring promotion that features every fourth night free, plus a guaranteed one category room upgrade in select accommodations.

Available on stays from March 15 - June 30, the five-night, land-only holidays are $608 per person - reflecting a savings of $290 per couple. Prices are based on double occupancy and include accommodations, fresh flower lei greeting, roundtrip hotel/airport transfers in Waikiki and hotel taxes. Additional room nights and nationwide airfares are also available.

For avid athletes and their supportive fans, Pleasant has created a special vacation package combining a stay in Waikiki with the second annual JAL Honolulu Triathlon 2005. The triathlon is a trial/qualifier event that precedes the ITU World Championship, run on the same course in October. Pleasant is the official travel provider for the April 17 event.

Available April 14 - 18, a four-night triathlon plan is priced from $555 per person, including roundtrip airfare from Los Angeles or San Francisco to Honolulu, fresh flower lei greeting, roundtrip airport/hotel transfers, four nights’ hotel accommodations at an Outrigger or OHANA property in Waikiki, breakfast orientation and tote bag.

Honolulu Triathlon participants who already have their own airfare can opt for the land-only travel package, including all of the above (without the airfare) from $164 per person. Pre- and post-travel extensions are also available, as are additional room nights and nationwide airfares.

Guests flying to Honolulu from Los Angeles or San Francisco can take advantage of Pleasant Holidays’ own daily scheduled air service. In-flight amenities include free movies, a complimentary “Island Breeze” cocktail and hot meals. 800-448-3333

Pleasant addresses agent ease

For agent convenience, Pleasant has recently introduced connectivity to its website through TRAMS ClientBase Plus. The new interface significantly streamlines the on-line booking of Pleasant Holidays packages to 11,000-plus travel agency locations using TRAMS products.

Utilizing ClientBase’s “Live Connect” interface, agents can access and bypass essential booking data - clients’ names, address information, childrens’ ages, type of credit card and card number. Instead, they will be directly logged onto’s Book and Purchase page to automatically populate required entries.

In addition, detailed itinerary information is seamlessly sent from to ClientBase Plus, enabling agents to store comprehensive client travel profiles.

“We’re extremely pleased to be added to the list of suppliers accessible through TRAMS ClientBase Plus,” explained Todd Castor, Staff Vice President of E-Commerce at Pleasant Holidays. “The data exchange that occurs between the website and the ClientBase Plus application makes booking on-line much quicker and more convenient for thousands of our travel agent partners,” he added.

TRAMS ClientBase Plus is the only dedicated customer relationship management tool designed specifically for travel agencies, providing complete profile, contact and trip management capabilities. It provides the information and efficiencies for agents to develop and maintain client relationships, as well as increase productivity and perform all agent and agency processes.

ClientBase Plus also facilitates personalized database marketing by travel agent users, maintains and tracks contacts and marketing programs, and manages trip details including reservations, agent to-do lists, itinerary printing, invoicing and inventory management.

To view a six-minute WebEx presentation demonstrating TRAMS ClientBase Plus connectivity with, visit (click on ClientBase Plus) or call 800-388-7267.