Hawaii offering free hotel stays if visitors volunteer

Say “aloha” to a free night in Hawaii – for a good cause.

Travelers can lend a helping hand and volunteer in the Aloha State to receive a free, extra night at various hotels through a new program, the state tourism board has announced.

Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii. (iStock).

Waikiki Beach Honolulu, Hawaii. (iStock).

The program, called Mālama Hawai‘i, encourages visitors to “take a trip that gives back.” Tourists can volunteer for projects ranging from tree planting and reforestation to beach cleanups, ocean reef preservation and even making Hawaiian quilts for the elderly.

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Daytona Beach hotels near capacity for Thanksgiving weekend

Some Volusia County hotels and resorts are nearly booked up this Thanksgiving weekend as people head to Daytona Beach for the holiday weekend. 

The Hotel & Lodging Association of Volusia County said that some hotels in the area are doing well this Thanksgiving.

For example, Ocean Court Motel in Daytona Beach says it sold at least 80 percent of its rooms. The Hard Rock Hotel Daytona Beach is at 90

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