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This article was the Collaboration of the week between 19 February 2007 and 25 February 2007.


Restaurants etc should be placed under the appropriate town pages when created. Jpatokal 22:20, 9 Dec 2004 (EST)

Regions[edit]

I think that the Maui article could be divided into several regions, with just the main points of entry and highlights in the Maui article. There is probably enough information here to do that already. -- Huttite 20:25, 15 Jan 2006 (EST)

Accommodations[edit]

I removed a link someone had posted to their VRBO vacation rental listing. Wikipedia is NOT for advertisting, you bastards.

You appear to be lost -- this is Wikitravel, not Wikipedia -- Colin 14:16, 31 August 2006 (EDT)

I think that the Maui article should provide some help for travelers all of whom need accommodations. So I tried to add that section but someone deleted it. I am going to reinstate it now.

Feel free to add specific hotels and other similar accommodations. We do not link to other guides -- because as a guide we ought not need to. -- Colin 15:40, 10 August 2006 (EDT)

That makes sense. But how can someone book a flight or accommodation using our "guide"? -- [traveler7277]

Sorry that I didn't make a note at the time -- it would help if you'd take a look at Wikitravel:Goals and non-goals as well as Wikitravel:External links and Wikitravel:Manual of style. We have a pretty standard way of laying out the guides (ie the heading names and what goes in each section) I think you added a new "sleep" section instead of adding to the exisiting one. Let me know if you have any questions. Maj 16:04, 10 August 2006 (EDT)
When listing a particular hotel, you can link to the hotel's own website (see Wikitravel:Accommodation listings), and phone numbers for the hotel. If the hotel wishes to accept online reservations, it can explain this to the traveller from its own website. Otherwise, you call them. -- Colin 20:38, 10 August 2006 (EDT)

I'm moving this here for data mining. Content should go in the appropriate section of the guide (ie Get in and Sleep). Thanks Maj 16:05, 10 August 2006 (EDT)


Thank you Maj for directing me to the Goals and non-goals. I am new to this process and I appreciate your kindness. I am still a little confused - are you suggesting that we move the content about finding flights and accommodations online to a different section? By the way, how can I have my name signed automatically (like you did) Thanks [Traveller 7277]
I have looked at Goals etc and found the item "For on-line use by travellers still planning to review destinations, plan itineraries, make reservations, and get excited about their trip;" particularly interesting. Don't you think that helping people with their online searches for Maui (and Hawaii generally also) would suit that goal? I would like to reinstate but I do not want to be rude - what do you recommend? Traveler7277 16:28, 10 August 2006 (EDT)
Review Wikitravel:External links. As far as goals go, we want to write a travel guide, not a guide that tells the traveller which other guides are good. So feel free to write about where to go, what to do, and where to stay directly here at wikitravel. We are uninterested in linking to other guides not because the other guides suck, but because the job of deciding which other guides are good or bad is just a job we don't have an interest in accomplishing. -- Colin 20:38, 10 August 2006 (EDT)

Getting There and Staying There[edit]

Flights[edit]

There are many airlines flying from the continental US to Maui, including: American, United, Continental, Delta, Northwest, Hawaiian and Aloha. Most of the Asian airlines also fly from Japan, China, Malaysia, and Singapore. Discounts are best found for travel in the fall. There are three ariports: Kahului, Hana, and Kapalua West Maui Airport. Most travelers will use Kahului (OGG) when coming in from the mainland.

Finding Accommodations[edit]

The majority of travelers to Maui stay in one of two areas: West Maui, which encompasses the coast covering Lahaina to Kapalua or South Maui, which includes the Kihei, Wailea and Makena areas. Beginning your search online is the best way to find the hotel or condo that will meet your needs. Most online travel agencies provide information on their site but it is always recommended to call the agency directly and speak with their most knowledgeable agents. The largest agencies include Expedia [1], Great Hawaii Vacations,800-688-2254 [ [2], Pleasant Holidays,[3], and Travelocity, [4]. Smaller agencies tend to have a more difficult time getting volume pricing deals.

Accommodation listings[edit]

I removed the sleep listings and moved them to the towns as the region article is not supposed to have a Sleep section. One that does not have a town is:

  • Napili Bay:
    • Outrigger Napili Shores, [5]. Condominiums adjacent to Napili Bay Beach.

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