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Polar vortex boosts Hawaii travel bookings

By Erika Engle

LAST UPDATED: 07:31 a.m. HST, Feb 27, 2014

The mainland's freezing weather has boosted travel to warm destinations including Hawaii, by 38 percent.

Hawaii, the Caribbean, Mexico, Florida and California have shared the wealth spawned by the misery of especially cold weather, according to online travel community Jetsetter.com.

Hotel rooms in those destinations also have become more expensive, in some cases.

"Hotels in most of these locations have taken advantage of the fact that travelers are more than eager to trade frostbite for sunshine and have increased their rates by as much as 20 percent," said Shawn Stewart, Jetsetter.com general manager, in a statement.

The increase was shown via bookings made through the Jetsetter website, which is a unit of TripAdvisor Inc.

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Ronin006 wrote:
Why have the global warming/climate change alarmists been so quite this winter?
on February 27,2014 | 04:45PM
inverse wrote:
Alaska right now is the warmest it has ever been in recorded history. Man made global climate change is REAL but will NOT be the end of human civilization. Unfortunately Gore, Obama, Schatz, etc use man made global climate change for their own personal agendas to make money or to funnel taxpayer money to special interest like Solyndra and others, activists against drilling in Alaska, anti-fracking factions, b s environmentalist groups preventing the construction of the Canadian to US Keystone pipeline, etc. The solution is for the US to further refine and develop fossil fuel in the US to make US energy independent, thus reducing the power, wealth and political influence of M Eastern countries like Iran, Iraq, Saudi Arabia, etc. the fuel US hate against Muslim countries and for the US to simultaneously take the lead in photovoltaic energy generation/storage and to develop SAFE nuclear power such as what France is doing right now. Hawaii is lucky that the Pacific Ocean acts as a buffer to dampen wide swings in weather patterns that are derived by the additional ENERGY in the Earths atmosphere as a result of more of the suns energy being trapped in the earths atmosphere by greenhouse gas emissions from human industrialization, which can be verified when using time as a parameter in the analysis; and CANNOT be attributed to just natural events alone.
on February 28,2014 | 07:02AM
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