Pleasant Scores With Pro-Bowl Vacations

Three packages geared to gridiron fans

By: Dawna Robertson

Talk about scoring with a Hawaii vacation. Pleasant Holidays, an official provider of travel packages to Hawaii’s NFL Pro Bowl Weekend (Feb. 9-13), has created three money-saving options for the popular Honolulu-based sporting event.

Each Pro Bowl package includes roundtrip airfare from mainland departure cities, lei greeting, roundtrip hotel transfers, accommodations in Waikiki, Pro Bowl game tickets, game day stadium transfers (Sunday, Feb. 12), Pro Bowl VIP tailgate party, Pleasant Holidays tote bag, breakfast orientation, Hilo Hattie gift certificate and more.

And officials say Pro Bowl package bookings increase each year.

“We are an official fan travel provider for the NFL Pro Bowl, sending over 1,000 passengers to the event in 2005,” said Jack Hornaday, manager of Pleasant’s group and incentive department.

The tailgate party included in Pleasant packages is the official NFL Pro Bowl Tailgate Party.

“Pleasant Holidays has an exclusive tent inside the party with our own NFL players and cheerleaders,” he said. “It includes multiple food stations as well as beer, wine and soft drinks.” 

Game tickets vary by package chosen.

“Guests purchasing the Platinum and Platinum Plus packages also receive admission and transfers to the Friday night VIP party at Aloha Tower Marketplace, Hornaday said. “Drinks, food and entertainment are included.”  

Pleasant’s basic MVP plan includes four-night accommodations in Waikiki and upper-level sideline-section game tickets starting at $1,179 per person.

The Platinum program covers a four-night stay at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki Resort & Spa, lower-level sideline-section game tickets and Official VIP party on Friday night (including food, beverages and entertainment) from $1,689 per person.

Kicking it up a notch, the Platinum Plus option includes four nights in oceanview accommodations at the Halekulani Hotel, club seating game tickets, VIP lei greeting and Official VIP party on Friday night from $2,479 per person.

Rates quoted are for Los Angeles and San Francisco departures, and are based on double occupancy. Land-only options as well as additional room nights and extensions to other Hawaiian islands, can also be arranged. Agents can pre-book optional activities (luaus, helicopter tours, sunset sails, stage extravaganzas, etc.) for Hawaii-bound clients on Pleasant Holidays’ Web site, and the add-ons are fully commissionable.