Revolutionizing The Vacation: The Mauiva "AirCruise," Changing the Way We Travel

    Leisure Travelers Maximize Experience, Minimize Travel Time While City
    Hopping by Private Plane, Taking in North America's Most Popular Sights


ORLANDO, Fla., April 25, 2011 /CNW/ -- Mauiva is breaking the mold when it comes to tourist travel with the first ever "AirCruise," a multi-destination, sight-seeing experience in which guests enjoy the comforts of private air travel and conveniences of pre-arranged guided tours in each locale, maximizing value for the hard-earned vacation time and dollars.

With the unveiling of the two inaugural itineraries this summer -- "All-American East Experience" and "Western Wonder Experience" -- road-weary travelers are finally able to relax when visiting North America's most picturesque and symbolic landscapes, such as Niagara Falls, Washington, D.C., Sonoma County, Yosemite National Park and the Grand Canyon. Showing the true value of the AirCruise, travelers can expect to save 23 hours to 37 hours in travel time compared to a traditional road trip visiting the same destinations.

"The Mauiva AirCruise is transforming the American road trip," said Lauren Volcheff, Vice President of Marketing, Travel Holdings, Inc. "Vacationers can finally access some of the world's most famous sites and still have the time to enjoy their signature qualities. No endless hours on the road. No bad directions. No struggling with luggage or packing up the car. Millions of travelers tour the U.S. every year, but most are not aware of the significant amount of time they spend getting there, only to rush through the attractions they went on vacation to see."

On both U.S. coasts, the AirCruise comprehensive package includes escorted group travel, all transportation via a private plane and coaches for destinations within 90 miles of each other, attractions and local tour guides, accommodations at first-class, branded hotels, daily breakfast and dinner, as well as gratuities and porterage. In 2012, the concept will be extended to include European attractions.

Vacationers looking for a less structured trip and more personal exploration can opt for the "Fly, Stay & Drive" package, including a full-size rental car (ready upon landing in each airport), accommodations and private flights. "All-American East Experience" and "Western Wonder Experience" comprehensive fares start at $1,499 and $1,799 respectively, per person, based on double occupancy; "Fly, Stay & Drive" fares start at $799 and $1,399 respectively, per person, based on double occupancy.


    Route details & specifics:


The "All-American East Experience" hits the East coast for five nights and six full days including stops in:

    --  Niagara Falls, American and Canadian sides
    --  Toronto and Niagara On The Lake
    --  Hershey Chocolate Factory in Hershey, PA
    --  Amish country in Lancaster, PA
    --  Washington, D.C.
    --  Mt. Vernon (George Washington Estate)


The "Western Wonder Experience" travels the West and Southwest, lasting six nights and seven full days. Stops include:

    --  Monterey and Carmel, CA
    --  San Francisco, CA
    --  Sausalito, Muir Woods and Sonoma County, CA
    --  Yosemite National Park
    --  Las Vegas, NV and the Hoover Dam
    --  Grand Canyon and Bryce Canyon, NV


"This revolutionary form of vacation promises freedom from the hassles of travel to ensure a completely unique, authentic experience. Because Mauiva AirCruise utilizes private aircraft and airports, guests not only save time in transit but also avoid the long lines and crowds of harried travelers associated with commercial airports," said Volcheff. "Mauiva AirCruises allow guests to see and do more at a price point that is the same as, or even lower, than the average coach tour or independent fly and drive. After experiencing a Mauiva AirCruise, guests are going to expect a lot more out of their next vacation."

To ensure the most comfortable and care-free trip possible, each comprehensive AirCruise travel package includes:


    --  All attractions
    --  Upscale, branded hotels
    --  Breakfast and dinner daily
    --  All taxes, fees and gratuities
    --  Private airports and flights
    --  Luggage delivery to/from hotel rooms
    --  Modern, deluxe coaches
    --  Guaranteed daily departures
    --  Itinerary-inspired souvenirs (i.e., waterproof packs in Niagara Falls
        and wine openers in Napa Valley)
    --  Local, experienced and multi-lingual tour guides
    --  A complimentary Daily Mauiva Newsletter detailing the following day's
        activities/destinations & weather/recommended dress
    --  Generous cancellation policy


Mauiva has partnered with international travel wholesaler Tourico Holidays, a Travel Holdings, Inc. company, to run the ground services for AirCruise, guaranteeing the best quality ground travel options.

Currently, U.S. consumers can visit to book their Mauiva AirCruise.


    About Mauiva

Mauiva is a leading flight service organization specializing in private and semi-private vacation experiences. With its unique AirCruise product, Mauiva is pioneering the travel industry with upscale, multiple-destination vacation experiences. The company launched its first product, Mauiva Air Tours, in 2009, a thrilling flight excursion offering the chance to see Florida's top attractions from above. Headquartered in Central Florida, Mauiva continues to launch revolutionary products and services centered on air travel allowing people to maximize their vacation. For additional information, visit or call 407-551-0577.



    Media Contacts:
    Celia Anne de la Llama                      Lauren Volcheff
    Weber Shandwick                             Travel Holdings, Inc.
    212.445.8240                                 (407) 667-8700 ext. 7355     



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