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The Honolulu Advertiser
Posted on: Sunday, May 28, 2006

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HawaiianMiles, Thrifty offer bonus

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Thrifty Car Rental has joined the HawaiianMiles frequentflier program, awarding members 50 mileage points per day when they rent a Thrifty vehicle, through Sept. 30. The car rental will offer 100 mileage points to HawaiianMiles members who rent a midsize car or larger vehicle for three days or longer during the same period. Cars must be picked up between June 1 and Sept. 30. Advance reservations required: 952-4238 or (800) 367-5238. Information: HawaiianAirlines .com.

Kaua'i adventure: The Kauai Beach Hotel & Resort's adventure package includes accommodations, daily buffet breakfast for two, nightly cocktail event, rental car and a tube cruise and lunch for two with Kauai Backcountry Tubing Adventures. The package is valid through Dec. 22. Rates begin at $449 per room, per night, based on double occupancy with a three-night minimum stay. Reservations: (808) 245-1955, www.kauaibeachhotelandresort .com.

girl fun: Hey girlfriends, wanna go where the boys are? Check out page 53 of Girlfriend Getaways, just out from Arthur Frommer's Budget Travel magazine. One of newest travel mags to hit the stands (single-copy price is $3.95) wanders deep into female territory with such features as shoe shopping and spa deals. See www.budget travelonline.com.

every dad has his day: The Kahala Hotel & Resort's Kama'aina Father's Day package includes accommodations, parking and the Kahala Challenge, a two-hour, guys-only fitness program of stretching, weight training, swimming, yoga and cooking lesson. Room rates begin at $335 per night with a two-night minimum stay. The package is available June 1-30, Friday, Saturday and Sunday nights only, with proof of Hawai'i residency. Reservations: 739-8888, www.kahala resort.com.

summer travel alert: Although the Transportation Security Administration eased its rules about carry-on items in November, international travelers should check with carriers. While the TSA said some items are now OK to carry scissors with a cutting edge of less than four inches and tools such as small screwdrivers, wrenches and pliers it failed to note that Canadian airports, for example, were sticking with their rules. Pointed scissors, screwdrivers and wrenches still are not allowed. Information on Canadian regulations: www.catsa-acsta.gc.ca and click on "Travellers."