TAHITI — Hawaii vacation reward rewards went to tourists in a way that was unexpected, but was a good fit for them.
The state of Hawaii and the Federal Aviation Administration are awarding more than $2 million in vacation rewards to tourists who participated in an online program called Hawaiian Travel.
The reward was part of an effort to increase the number of visitors to the state.
A new program called the Hawaiian Travel Reward is being offered by the Hawaii Department of Transportation and the FAA to reward tourists who have taken advantage of the Hawaiian travel incentive program to visit the island.
The reward program, which began in February, allows anyone to submit an online application to receive $1,000 in Hawaiian vacation rewards.
The Hawaii Department, in conjunction with the Hawaiian Tourism Council, is awarding bonuses of up to $1 million, up to three times the maximum reward of $250,000, for Hawaii residents who travel by air to participate in the program.
The airline industry and other travel industry groups have been critical of the reward program because of the low reward rates, which critics have described as a scheme to pay off politicians.
The incentive program was created in a last-minute effort to attract business and tourism from the Pacific Rim island nation of Hawaii to the U.S.
The program was expanded last year as Hawaii sought to attract foreign tourists.
Hawaii, like most of the U, has a population of just over 400,000 people.
It is located in the heart of the archipelago, in the middle of the Pacific Ocean.
The Hawaiian Tourism Reward program has been a boon to tourism and is expected to bring in about $5.5 million a year, said Chris Schoenborn, director of the Hawaii Tourism Council.
Hawaii’s tourism industry, which has grown by about 2 percent annually in the past five years, has added jobs, added restaurants, increased its cruise ships and expanded its retail stores.
The industry is also working to attract young people to the island, who often prefer smaller and less expensive resorts and who want to see the Pacific islands from afar.
Travelers who have applied to participate can pay $10 to participate, or earn up to 50 percent of the total reward amount.
Traveling by air was a big part of the program for some, said Steve Eichler, the executive director of Hawaiian Travel Council.
He said that many Hawaii residents have traveled by air in the years since the program began.
He has been traveling with his wife for the past year, and said the reward is great.
It’s a good incentive for tourists to go out and experience Hawaii, he said.
The U. S. government, too, is looking to the Hawaii program for its holiday incentives, according to a spokesman.
It plans to offer $10,000 cash and $50,000 airline points to any eligible traveler who goes to Hawaii to take part in the Hawaii Travel Reward program, the spokesman said.
Hawaiian officials have said the Hawaii incentives are the first step toward a plan to reward travelers by air for taking advantage of a state’s incentives program.
They also want to attract more people to Hawaii by making the state more attractive, Eichlers spokesman said in an email.