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International tourism? Do Hawaii and US elected officials really care?

US Visa Waiver Program- why a Hawaii member of Congress wants to eliminate it International tourism? Do Hawaii and US elected officials really care?

By Juergen Steinmetz, eTN Honolulu, Hawaii, USA

"Eliminating Visa Waiver Status for some European nationalities would be harmful to the Hawaii tourism and visitors industry." These are the words of Hawaii Senator Gilbert Kahele, chair of the ...

On drugs perhaps, kidnapped no – Hawaii remains a safe tourism destination

On drugs perhaps, kidnapped no – Hawaii remains a safe tourism destination

HAWAII (eTN) - This story was widely publicized in the local, national, and international media.

Lucky you live Hawaii for so many reasons: Hawaii Governor David Ige State of the State speech

Governor Ige: Importance of the visitor's industry for Hawaii Lucky you live Hawaii for so many reasons: Hawaii Governor David Ige State of the State speech

"Lucky you live Hawaii for so many reasons, including one of the healthiest lifestyles and the longest life expectancies in the nation." These are words of the newly elected Governor David Y.

Hawaii Tourism: Sony Open golfer on Oahu was kidnapped, drugged, beaten and robbed

Robert Allenby from Australia has horrifying experience at Sony Open in Hawaii Hawaii Tourism: Sony Open golfer on Oahu was kidnapped, drugged, beaten and robbed

This is not really good when thinking about travel and tourism to Hawaii, but fortunately such an experience is usually not known in the Aloha State, and it happened away from the tourist area of ...

Photo la Exhibition in Los Angeles: American photographer Catherine Bauknight

Photo la Exhibition in Los Angeles: American photographer Catherine Bauknight

By Scott Foster, eTN Hawaii

Images by the acclaimed American photographer Catherine Bauknight were recently added to the Yale University Beinecke Library Rare Book & Manuscript collection and her work is currently ...

USA: Are Germans, British and French tourists potential terrorists?

US Representative from Hawaii wants visa reinstated for the UK, Germany, and France USA: Are Germans, British and French tourists potential terrorists?

US Congresswoman Tulsi Gabbard from Hawaii today called for an immediate suspension of the Visa Waiver Program (VWP) for countries that have large numbers of Islamic extremists actively fighting ...

Hawaii Congresswoman wants to destroy the US tourism industry?

US Visa Waiver Program should be eliminated Hawaii Congresswoman wants to destroy the US tourism industry?

(eTN)- More than 60% of everyone employed in the US island state of Hawaii is directly or indirectly part of the travel and tourism industry.

Hawaii Tourism Authority selects 2015 Product Enrichment Program events & organizations

Hawaii Tourism Authority selects 2015 Product Enrichment Program events & organizations

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, announced today the selection of 156 statewide programs and events through its Product Enrichment Program (PEP) ...

Hawaiian Airlines appoints new Senior VP and Interim CFO

Hawaiian Airlines appoints new Senior VP and Interim CFO

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines has appointed a new senior vice president and interim chief financial officer, filling a vacancy left by the departure of CFO Scott Topping.

Hawaii tourism launches new social media engagement program

Hawaii tourism launches new social media engagement program

HONOLULU, Hawaii - All Hawaii travelers have to do is let go and #LetHawaiiHappen.

Hawaiian Airlines sets new record with 10.2 million passengers in 2014

Hawaiian Airlines sets new record with 10.2 million passengers in 2014

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines, Inc, a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc, has announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the full year, fourth quarter and the month of December ...

Honolulu resident released from 21 day Ebola quarantine

Honolulu resident released from 21 day Ebola quarantine

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Local nurse and Honolulu resident, Rene Steinhauer, has just been released from a 21 day Ebola quarantine period that he completed at home in Honolulu after returning from ...

Hawaiian Airlines files application to begin Tokyo-Kona service

Hawaiian Airlines files application to begin Tokyo-Kona service

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines, Inc today filed an application with the US Department of Transportation (DOT) to begin daily, non-stop service this summer between Tokyo International Airport ...

Hawaii and US President Obama - you need to understand both

Hawaii: Why the presidential library for Barack Obama should be in the Aloha State Hawaii and US President Obama - you need to understand both

Hawaii is not only about travel and tourism. To understand the current US President, you need to understand the State of Hawaii. There is no ethnic majority in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Airlines finalizes A330-800neo order

Hawaiian first U.S. airline to order new Airbus aircraft type Hawaiian Airlines finalizes A330-800neo order

Following a Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) signed in July of this year, Hawaiian Airlines has finalized an order for six A330-800neo aircraft.

Hawaiian Airlines and Airbus seal deal for six A330-800neo aircraft

Hawaiian Airlines and Airbus seal deal for six A330-800neo aircraft

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Hawaiian Airlines today announced a definitive purchase agreement with Airbus, finalizing the Memorandum of Understanding announced earlier this year to acquire six new ...

Resorttrust: Kahala Hotel & Resort acquisition to serve as springboard for global expansion

Resorttrust: Kahala Hotel & Resort acquisition to serve as springboard for global expansion

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Resorttrust, the operator of 44 luxury resorts throughout Japan that acquired The Kahala Hotel & Resort for $290 million on October 14th, announced today that the purchase ...

eTN's hometown Haleiwa is getting a new look for visitors and locals

Center for the world of surfing: Travel and Tourism region of the North Shore Oahu eTN's hometown Haleiwa is getting a new look for visitors and locals

The historic town of Haleiwa (Hale‘iwa) is the center for the world of surfing. Located on Oahu's North Shore, this town is also home of eTurboNews (eTN).

Tourism Maui: New opening - Hyatt Vacation Residence Club

Tourism Maui: New opening - Hyatt Vacation Residence Club

Hyatt Vacation Ownership (HVO), an operating business of Interval Leisure Group (ILG), today announced the highly-anticipated opening of the luxury Hyatt Kā’anapali Beach, a Hyatt Residence ...

Opening of the Hyatt Ka'anapali Beach timeshare announced

Opening of the Hyatt Ka'anapali Beach timeshare announced

BETHESDA, MD -- Host Hotels & Resorts, Inc today announced the opening of the Hyatt Ka'anapali Beach, a Hyatt Residence Club Resort.

Remains of Japanese plane and crew might lie under Hawaii golf course

Remains of Japanese plane and crew might lie under Hawaii golf course

FORT SHAFTER, Hawaii — A local historian is convinced he’s located the site where a two-man Japanese dive-bomber crew crashed on the morning of December 7, 1941, and was buried nearby: the ...

Hawaii Tourism Authority praises Delta's Minneapolis-Honolulu flight

Hawaii Tourism Authority praises Delta's Minneapolis-Honolulu flight

HONOLULU, HI - Delta Air Lines' seasonal service between Minneapolis and Honolulu will help to boost travel during our slower fall and winter shoulder periods between 2015 and 2016.

Visit Hawaii to get rid of your newborn baby

Visit Hawaii to get rid of your newborn baby

Visit Hawaii to get rid of your newborn baby. This is not a message officials in the Aloha state want to advertise, but it's a reality.

Air Asia: Flights to Honolulu, Hawaii on the horizon?

Air Asia: Flights to Honolulu, Hawaii on the horizon?

AirAsia X is the Malaysia-based budget airline carrier and is now eying to add the US Aloha State of Hawaii to its network. Such a Honolulu route would open up new ASEAN tourist markets for ...

Infant found murdered in Waikiki hotel

Infant found murdered in Waikiki hotel

A dead female infant was found in a Waikiki Hotel room on Wednesday, November 26, 2014, at approximately 7:00 p.m. The incident was reported to the police.

Hawaii's tourism economy maintains steady growth

Hawaii's tourism economy maintains steady growth

Year-to-date through October 2014, Hawaii's visitor industry has generated $1.3 billion in tax revenue for the state or $27 million more than the same period last year.

Hawaii to host Digital Government Summit

Hawaii to host Digital Government Summit

HONOLULU, Hawaii – To highlight industry best practices and spur innovation in the public sector, the State of Hawaii Office of Information Management and Technology (OIMT) will host the third ...

Hawaiian Island Air to pilots: Give us your  $4000.00 bonus back

Hawaiian Island Air to pilots: Give us your $4000.00 bonus back

The regional US airline owned by billionaire Larry Ellison said it paid bonuses to pilots prematurely in October, and wants the money back.

Air Canada rouge enters Hawaii airline market

Air Canada rouge enters Hawaii airline market

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Today, Air Canada rouge launches its first flights to the Hawaiian Islands, providing additional access for visitors from our core North America market.

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