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Shark closes Waikiki Beach

Shark closes Waikiki Beach

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Waikiki lifeguards confirmed a shark sighting at 10:30 this morning, near Kuhio Beach, the most popular tourist beach in Waikiki.

Suspicious passenger disrupts Hawaiian Airlines flight

Flight bound for Korea turns back Suspicious passenger disrupts Hawaiian Airlines flight

Hawaiian Airlines flight 459 from Honolulu to South Korea forced to turn back last night when a passenger was acting in a suspicious manner.

Hawaii Hepatitis A outbreak due to imported frozen scallops at Genki Sushi

Hawaii Hepatitis A outbreak due to imported frozen scallops at Genki Sushi

Fresh Sashimi, Sushi, Zensai and Makimono are popular dinner items for visitors and locals on the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii Tourism Conference goes global with a touch of Peace Through Tourism

International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) at the Hawaii Tourism Conference Hawaii Tourism Conference goes global with a touch of Peace Through Tourism

Transforming Tourism Together is the slogan of the Hawaii Tourism Conference taking place at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu September 26-30.

Hawaii's first travel destination mobile app launched

GoHawaii App Offers Travel, Safety Advice for Enjoying Hawaiian Islands Hawaii's first travel destination mobile app launched

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Fun and vital travel information about the Hawaiian Islands is now a lot easier to find for visitors always on the go with the launch of the new GoHawaii mobile app.

Online travel companies may think twice before doing business in Hawaii

Online travel companies may think twice before doing business in Hawaii

Online travel companies may owe the State of Hawaii a lot of money in unexpected taxes for rental car bookings.

Transfers Kauleolī Fishing Village to the National Park Service

Transfers Kauleolī Fishing Village to the National Park Service

The people of Hawai‘i will forever be able walk the path of South Kona’s

Hawaii Tourism Conference focuses on 'Transforming Tourism Together'

Hawaii Tourism Conference focuses on 'Transforming Tourism Together'

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is bringing a fresh approach to the annual Hawaii Tourism Conference, September 26-30, by expanding it to a weeklong event with a focus on a ...

Lava meets the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii: Tourists watch from tour boats

Lava meets the Pacific Ocean in Hawaii: Tourists watch from tour boats

Hiking close to the volcano can be life threatening for tourists in Hawaii. Therefore, boat tours are also making trips to the site to view the lava flow entering the Pacific Ocean.

Hawaii Tourism: International students spend $302 million in Hawaii

Hawaii Tourism: International students spend $302 million in Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today, which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. ...

Retired: Maui Vistors Bureau Executive Director Terryl Vencl issues statement

Retired: Maui Vistors Bureau Executive Director Terryl Vencl issues statement

She was in charge of tourism for the Hawaiian Islands of Maui, Molokai and Lanai. Terryl Vencl, Executive Director at Maui Vistors Bureau, is moving to retirement. She issueD this statement:

Alaska Airlines donates nearly $150K to nonprofits in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington

Alaska Airlines donates nearly $150K to nonprofits in Alaska, Hawaii and Washington

ANCHORAGE, AK - The Alaska Airlines Foundation has awarded $145,000 in grants to 12 nonprofit organizations throughout the states of Alaska, Hawaii and Washington.

Waikiki Pacific Beach Hotel plans $115 million redevelopment

Pacific Beach Hotel to become Alohilani Resort at Waikiki Beach Waikiki Pacific Beach Hotel plans $115 million redevelopment

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Pacific Beach Hotel has announced plans for a $115 million redevelopment that will completely transform the legendary Waikiki hotel.

Ritz-Carlton Residences opening ushers in new era of luxury travel to Waikiki

Ritz-Carlton Residences opening ushers in new era of luxury travel to Waikiki

WAIKIKI, Hawaii - The Ritz-Carlton Residences, Waikiki Beach opened its doors to a new wave of global travelers on the majestic island of Oahu in world-renowned Waikiki.

Maui hosts Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival

Maui hosts Indigenous Crop Biodiversity Festival

WAILUKU, Maui, Hawaii – In September, Hawaii will be host to the International Union of Conservation of Nature World Conservation Congress where more than 160 nations will gather to address some ...

Brakes failed: 293 tourists onboard Hawaiian Airlines walked away unharmed in Tokyo

Brakes failed: 293 tourists onboard Hawaiian Airlines walked away unharmed in Tokyo

Japanese tourists bound for Waikiki and ready for a Hawaiian vacation, started with a horrific experience Sunday night onboard a Hawaiian Airlines Airbus A330.

Hawaii's first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel set to open in winter 2016-2017

Hawaii's first Hyatt Centric-branded hotel set to open in winter 2016-2017

HONOLULU, Hawaii - CoastWood Capital Group, Chartres Lodging Group and KKR today announced plans to open Hyatt Centric Waikīkī Beach in the former Waikīkī Trade Center.

Hawaii Governor: No Aloha for AIRBNB tourists

Hawaii Governor: No Aloha for AIRBNB tourists

Imagine a lodging company with places to stay in 34,000 cities and 191 countries and more than 2 million accommodation listings.

Hawaii exec named new GM at China Eastern Aviation Equipment

Hawaii exec named new GM at China Eastern Aviation Equipment

Hawaii “local boy,” Robert Hisatomi, has his roots in Hawaii and as an adult, he worked in various locations with Pan Am airline.

Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 celebrates 50th anniversary

Hawaii Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 celebrates 50th anniversary

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) celebrated the 50th anniversary of its Foreign-Trade Zone No. 9 (FTZ9) division today.

Great bargains you will love in Waikiki

Great bargains you will love in Waikiki

Dr. Anton Anderssen, special to eTN

A visit to Waikiki doesn’t have to break the bank; there are many fun activities that are a frugal traveler’s dream come true.

Top 10 swimming holes in the United States named

Top 10 swimming holes in the United States named

NEW YORK, NY - From the best natural diving platforms and hidden slides, to crystal-clear water with colors that change from blue to a golden crimson, Travel Channel announces the top 10 swimming ...

Royal Family honors new Tonga Village at Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center

Royal Family honors new Tonga Village at Hawaii's Polynesian Cultural Center

LĀ'IE, Hawaii - Following a 16-month restoration, the new Tonga Village at the Polynesian Cultural Center opened Saturday, June 11, in a ceremony steeped in culture and celebration, highlighted ...

Virgin America further expands Hawaii service

Virgin America launches flights from Los Angeles to Maui Virgin America further expands Hawaii service

SAN FRANCISCO, CA and KAHULUI, Maui, Hawaii - Virgin America, the airline known for making flying fun again, today began nonstop daily flights from Los Angeles International Airport (LAX) to ...

LGBT Hawaii sends aloha and a message to the victims in Orlando

LGBT Hawaii sends aloha and a message to the victims in Orlando

LGBT Hawaii serves the LGBT ommunity in Hawaii with a special focus on global outreach for the Hawaii travel and tourism industry.

Hawaii's iconic voyaging canoe delivers messages to UN chief on World Oceans Day

Hawaii's iconic voyaging canoe delivers messages to UN chief on World Oceans Day

NEW YORK, NY - Hawai'i's legendary traditional voyaging canoe Hōkūleʻa achieved the pinnacle of her historic four-year sail around the world at today's United Nations (UN) celebration of World ...

Haleiwa, Hawaii is not only eTurboNews, but big tourism business in a paradise of a different Hawaiian world

Haleiwa, Hawaii is not only eTurboNews, but big tourism business in a paradise of a different Hawaiian world

Haleiwa, Hawaii, is not only the home for global travel and tourism newswire eTurboNews for the last 18 years.

Korean investment firm to buy Hyatt Regency Waikiki for $800 million

Korean investment firm to buy Hyatt Regency Waikiki for $800 million

HONOLULU, Hawaii - A Korean investment firm may buy the iconic Hyatt Regency Waikiki Beach Resort & Spa in Honolulu, Hawaii.

US Senate declares National Hawaiian Foods Week

US Senate declares National Hawaiian Foods Week

WASHINGTON, DC - The US Senate unanimously passed a bipartisan resolution designating the week beginning June 12 as National Hawaiian Foods Week.

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