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For advance information, contact the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), Suite 801, Waikiki Business Plaza, 2270 Kalakaua Ave., Honolulu, HI 96815 (tel. 800/GO-HAWAII [464-2924] or 808/923-1811; www.gohawaii.com). Among other things, the bureau publishes the helpful Accommodations and Car Rental Guide and supplies free brochures, maps, and Islands of Aloha, the official HVCB magazine.

The Oahu Visitors Bureau, 1001 Bishop St., Pauahi Tower, Suite 47, Honolulu, HI 96813 (tel. 800/OAHU-678 [624-8678] or 808/524-0722; www.visit-oahu.com), distributes a free 64-page visitors booklet.

A number of free publications, including This Week and Guide to Oahu, are packed with money-saving coupons offering discounts on dining, shops, and activities around the island; look for them at the airport and around town.

If you want information about working and living in Hawaii, contact the Chamber of Commerce of Hawaii, 1132 Bishop St., Suite 200, Honolulu, HI 96815 (tel. 808/545-4300).

Also check out Frommer's travel app for Oahu at www.frommers.com/go/mobile.

Daylight Saving Time

Since 1966, most of the United States has observed daylight saving time from the first Sunday in April to the last Sunday in October. In 2007, these dates changed, and now daylight saving time lasts from 2am on the second Sunday in March to 2am on the first Sunday in November. Note that Hawaii does not observe daylight saving time. So when daylight saving time is in effect in most of the U.S., Hawaii is 3 hours behind the West Coast and 6 hours behind the East Coast. When the U.S. reverts to standard time in November, Hawaii is 2 hours behind the West Coast and 5 hours behind the East Coast.

Note: This information was accurate when it was published, but can change without notice. Please be sure to confirm all rates and details directly with the companies in question before planning your trip.