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Help clients combat a low Canadian dollar with these Hawaiian travel tips

With a fluctuating Canadian dollar many travellers may be second-guessing their Hawaiian travel plans. But do Aloha dreamers really have to take their sights off Hawaii? For clients looking to stretch their dollar further these money saving tips may help make their Hawaiian dreams come true.

Travel off-season

Travel off-season

No doubt this is a well-known tip most agents are already aware of but many clients might actually not be. This is because (contrary to Canadian’s peak travel times to Hawaii) the Islands of Aloha actually have not one but two high seasons.

Even some snowbirds might agree to travel in the off-season if the price is right, but if they check hotel prices in July or August they may be unpleasantly surprised.

Many of Hawaii’s hotel/resort and condo properties’ rates are at their highest during the summer family travel season as well as the snowbird winter months, when occupancy rates are at their highest as well.  So suggesting clients travel to Hawaii in late spring (mid-April to early June) or fall (September to mid-December) might actually help them gain some of their dollar back.

Another selling point for Hawaii off-season travel is that Hawaii’s best weather actually occurs in the off-season. Late spring until mid-October is Hawaii’s dry season. In the rainy season there are clouds and rain almost everyday somewhere in Hawaii (which is why local Hawaiians sometimes smirk at travellers driving in convertibles) but during the off-season cloudy days are much less likely.