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Ala Moana Center Introduces Four Exciting Shopping Activity Packages for Travelers

(Forimmediaterelease.net) HONOLULU - Ala Moana Center, Hawaii’s largest shopping destination, announced today that it has launched four outstanding shopping activity packages for vacationers who travel to the island of Oahu. The shopping activity packages, which include Shop&Shuttle; Shop, Dine&Shuttle; Shop, Beauty and Shuttle; and Shop, Spa&Shuttle, are geared to make any shopping enthusiast’s visit to the islands more enjoyable with a number of value-added offers and personalized experiences. Currently, Ala Moana Center offers these packages exclusively in the Hawaii market via Shop America Tours with packages ranging in price from $25 to $120.

As an added bonus, the packages are commissionable via Shop America Tours to travel agents who sell the center’s shopping activity packages as part of their client’s vacation itinerary. Commissions start at 10 percent for travel agents who buy the packages online via credit card on an as-needed basis for their clients. Travel agencies who sign up as regular Shop America Tours program partner earn even greater commission rates when selling the packages. Consumers who wish to purchase the packages online can visit any participating online travel site like Expedia or Travelocity – as there are more than two dozen online travel vendors that feature the packages.

Each package includes a shopping element where package buyers receive an Ala Moana Center Premiere Passport to Savings, which includes special shopping offers, value-added services and gift-with-purchase bonuses from more than 40 Ala Moana Center merchants. All packages also feature a very convenient transportation element including two complimentary round-trip rides on the Waikiki Trolley’s Pink Line Shuttle to Ala Moana Center for quick and easy access from Waikiki hotels, which the service runs continuously every nine minutes during the malls main operating hours.

“Travel industry research shows that shopping is a top activity for travelers when they visit any destination,” said Sharon James, regional vice president for General Growth Properties of Hawaii. “Ala Moana Center’s packages are geared to attract travelers who have a passion for shopping and seek a variety of personal experiences – including dining, beauty and spa elements.”

Ala Moana Center’s four shopping activity packages include:

SHOP&SHUTTLE – $25 Package

-Two complimentary round-trip fares on the Waikiki Trolley Pink Line between Waikiki and Ala Moana Center.
-Complimentary Premiere Passport to Savings program worth hundreds of dollars in shopping and dining savings at more than 40 stores throughout the center.
-Macy’s special 11 percent discount shopping pass and personal shopper/fashion consultation, by appointment only.
-Complimentary special edition Ala Moana Center shopping bag with Hawaiian retro artwork by Brigitte D’Annibale
-Complimentary edition of Ala Moana Center magazine and mall map.

SHOP, DINE&SHUTTLE – $50 Package
Includes all Shop&Shuttle package elements.
-$20 dining gift card valid for lunch or dinner at participating restaurants, including the center’s Ho`okipa Terrace restaurants — California Pizza Kitchen, Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Island’s Fine Burgers&Drinks, Jackie’s Kitchen, Ruby Tuesday, Kyoto Ohsho, Tsukiji Fish Market&Restaurant, Mai Tai Bar and Pearl Ultra Lounge.
-Complimentary offers from Bubba Gump Shrimp Company, Romano’s Macaroni Grill, Kirin Chinese Restaurant and Longhi’s.

SHOP, BEAUTY&SHUTTLE – $70 Package
-Includes all Shop&Shuttle package elements.
-$20 gift card for products or services valid at participating beauty retailers, including Sephora, L’Occitane, M.A.C., Origins, Crabtree&Evelyn, Neiman Marcus, Macy’s, The Body Shop, and more.
-Complimentary offers from participating beauty retailers including Sephora, Origins, The Body Shop and Crabtree&Evelyn.
-Special Ala Moana Center VIP gift.

SHOP, SPA&SHUTTLE – $120 Package
-Includes all Shop&Shuttle package elements.
-$65 gift card for one of two specialized spa treatments at Aveda Salon; inclusive of tax and gratuity, either for a 75-minute luxurious Elemental Nature manicure or a 75-minute rejuvenating Caribbean Therapy manicure.
-Complimentary offers from participating beauty retailers including Sephora, Origins, The Body Shop and Crabtree&Evelyn.
-Special Ala Moana Center VIP gift.

The packages are offered online at www.shopamericatours.com and are marketed by Shop America Tours. The company has recently expanded their national program to include more than 100 package offerings in more than 20 major destinations throughout the United States. To date, more than 15,000 Shop America Tours packages have been sold, of which 45 percent were sold online, many to international travelers from Canada and the United Kingdom. The packages are available through a variety of major wholesalers, receptive operators and online travel sites including Expedia, Travelocity, Mark Travel, Viator, Gray Line Tours and many more.

Ala Moana Center’s packages are administered via electronic voucher, and package elements are redeemed by customers at the mall’s Customer Service Center located Street Level near Centerstage.

For more information on buying or selling Ala Moana Center’s shopping activity packages, travel agents and consumers can visit www.shopamericatours.com or www.alamoanacenter.com.

ABOUT ALA MOANA CENTER

Ala Moana Center is the world’s largest outdoor shopping center and Hawaii’s premier shopping, entertainment, and dining destination with 260 stores, including nearly 70 dining options. Ala Moana Center features a diverse collection of stores including locally owned boutiques and national retailers. Visit www.AlaMoanaCenter.com for more information.

Ala Moana Center is owned and managed by General Growth Properties, Inc., the second largest U.S.-based publicly traded real estate investment trust (REIT) based upon market capitalization. General Growth has ownership interest or management responsibility for a portfolio of more than 200 regional shopping malls in 45 states, as well as ownership interest in master-planned community developments and commercial office centers. General Growth’s international portfolio includes ownership and management interest in shopping centers in Brazil and Turkey. The Company’s portfolio totals approximately 200 million square feet and includes more than 24,000 retail stores nationwide. General Growth Properties, Inc. is listed on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol GGP. For more information, please visit www.ggp.com.

Az Travel Marketing, Inc. Kathy Anderson Email: shoppingplaces@aol.com Telefon: 602-678-1007

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