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International Luxury Hotel Association appoints Halekulani COO to its leadership board

International Luxury Hotel Association appoints Halekulani COO to its leadership board

WEST PALM BEACH, FL - The International Luxury Hotel Association, a non-profit professional association for the advancement of the practice and development of luxury hospitality worldwide, has ...

Hilton brings Garden Inn brand to Hawaii

Hilton brings Garden Inn brand to Hawaii

MCLEAN, VA - Hilton Worldwide today announced the signing of a franchise license agreement to operate the first Hilton Garden Inn hotel in Hawaii, bringing the brand to all 50 US states.

Pacific Whale Foundation's Greg Kaufman named to IWC Sub-committee

Pacific Whale Foundation's Greg Kaufman named to IWC Sub-committee

MA'ALAEA, Maui, HI – Greg Kaufman, Founder and Executive Director of the Pacific Whale Foundation, has been named to the International Whaling Commission’s (IWC) Conservation Whalewatch ...

Hawaii lecturer leads national network for UN global review of US human rights record

Hawaii lecturer leads national network for UN global review of US human rights record

HONOLULU, Hawaii - An historic global review of the United States’ record on human rights will take place on May 11, 2015, at the United Nations Human Rights Council in Geneva, Switzerland.

Pilot, passengers hospitalized after plane crashes at Hilo Airport

Pilot, passengers hospitalized after plane crashes at Hilo Airport

HILO, Hawaii - A small plane has crashed shortly after taking off from Hilo, Hawaii airport around 1:50 pm today. According to FAA official, the aircraft crashed under unknown circumstances.

Aegean Air new uniforms "highlight Greek nature of its operations"

Aegean Air new uniforms "highlight Greek nature of its operations"

ATHENS, Greece - Renowned London-based Greek fashion designer Sophia Kokosalaki has presented Star Alliance member Aegean’s new uniform design.

Hawaii Governor: Timeout for Thirty-Meter Telescope construction on Mauna Kea

California, Canada, China, India and Japan partnership threatened by native Hawaiians Hawaii Governor: Timeout for Thirty-Meter Telescope construction on Mauna Kea

Today, Hawaii Governor David Ige announced, while in Hilo, that the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) team has informed him it will postpone construction until Monday, April 20, 2015.

Indian weddings in Hawaii means big business for some in the Aloha State

A Growing Niche In Destination Weddings Indian weddings in Hawaii means big business for some in the Aloha State

By Everly Brophy, Maui Weddings, Hawaii

India may not be on the priority list yet for the Hawaii Tourism Authority, but Indian weddings conducted in the Aloha State are big business for some - a niche market some hotels did not even ...

Kuala Lumpur - Honolulu flight: Opportunties or challenges for Hawaii tourism?

Kuala Lumpur - Honolulu flight: Opportunties or challenges for Hawaii tourism?

Aloha to Air Asia X. This is the first Budget airline about to fly from Asia to the Hawaiian Islands.

Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes Virgin America to Hawaii

Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes Virgin America to Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority is pleased to welcome Virgin America to Hawaii when it launches inaugural service to the Hawaiian Islands from San Francisco this fall.

Outrigger Resorts takes its show on the road

Global travel and tourism showcase Outrigger Resorts takes its show on the road

BRISBANE, AUSTRALIA - Leading a 21-strong delegation which visited Brisbane, Sydney, Melbourne, and Auckland, were Executive Vice President Corporate Communications Bitsy Kelley and Vice President ...

Evolution of travel continues at The Royal Hawaiian with opening of Mailani Tower

Evolution of travel continues at The Royal Hawaiian with opening of Mailani Tower

HONOLULU, Hawaii – From the moment it first opened its doors on a pristine expanse of Waikiki Beach, The Royal Hawaiian, a Luxury Collection Resort ushered in a new standard of exotic ...

International Executive Housekeepers Association, Hawaii chapter, elects officers and Board of Directors

International Executive Housekeepers Association, Hawaii chapter, elects officers and Board of Directors

HONOLULU, Hawaii — On March 11, the International Executive Housekeepers Association, Hawaii chapter, elected new officers and a new board of directors. Hao Dang Tanacsos of HAOsekeeping, ...

Hawaii visitor expenditures decreased 4.3 percent to $1.2 billion

Hawaii visitor expenditures decreased 4.3 percent to $1.2 billion

According to the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the total visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian islands in February 2015 rose 2.3 percent to 661,747 visitors, according to preliminary statistics released ...

Strong airlift helps to maintain visitor arrivals to Hawaii

Strong airlift helps to maintain visitor arrivals to Hawaii

Total visitors to the Hawaiian Islands through February 2015 rose slightly (+0.8%) to 1.34 million arrivals, 11,224 more compared to the first two months of 2014.

Castle Resorts & Hotels announces appointment of Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Strategy

Erland Odd appointed by Caste Resorts Hawaii Castle Resorts & Hotels announces appointment of Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Strategy

Castle Resorts & Hotels has appointed Erland Odd as Vice President of eCommerce and Digital Strategy. In his new position, Mr.

Will Hawaii tourism have to say aloha to the Pro Bowl?

Will Hawaii tourism have to say aloha to the Pro Bowl?

The NFL Pro Bowl has been played in Hawaii every year for the past 35 years since 1980, except for the year 2010 when it lost the bid, because the then Aloha State Governor, Neil Abercrombie, was ...

Hawaii Supreme Court: Online travel companies liable for GE tax, not transient accommodations tax

Hawaii Supreme Court: Online travel companies liable for GE tax, not transient accommodations tax

HONOLULU, HI - The Hawaii Supreme Court ("Court") unanimously affirmed the Tax Appeal Court ("tax court"), which held that online travel companies (OTCs) were subject to Hawaii's general excise ...

Hawaiian Airlines appoints new Managing Director of Training

Hawaiian Airlines appoints new Managing Director of Training

Hawaiian Airlines has announced the appointment of a new Managing Director of its Training & Development division.

Tourist attacked by shark in Hawaii

Tourist attacked by shark in Hawaii

Hundreds of people were enjoying a beautiful day at Hapuna Beach Park on Hawaii's Big Island today, but for one tourist, it was a day he will never forget.

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Australia hotels sold to Mantra Group

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts Australia hotels sold to Mantra Group

Hawaii-based hotel company Outrigger sold all Outrigger Australia properties to the Australian-based Mantra Group.

Hawaii Supreme Court tourism decision on online travel bookings

Hawaii Supreme Court tourism decision on online travel bookings

Washington, DC – The Travel Technology Association (Travel Tech), the association for leaders in the online travel industry, released the following statement after Hawaii’s Supreme Court which ...

Retired hospitality exec turns novelist

Retired hospitality exec turns novelist

Former marketing executive Donald McPhail (Hawaiian Airlines, United Airlines, Village Resorts of Hawaii) has released his first novel, "The Millionaires Cruise: Sailing Toward Black Tuesday."

Two bodies found at popular Hawaii tourist spot

Two bodies found at popular Hawaii tourist spot

HAWAII - The Honolulu Police Department reported that two bodies were found this morning, Friday, March 13, 2015, at Hanauma Bay, a popular tourist spot on the island of Oahu.

Mokulele Airlines welcomes new Director Of Sales

Mokulele Airlines welcomes new Director Of Sales

KAILUA-KONA, Hawaii, USA - Mokulele Airlines is excited to welcome a new director of sales.

Coast Hotels says "aloha" to a Hawaiian addition

Waimea Plantation Cottages: A refreshingly local brand Coast Hotels says "aloha" to a Hawaiian addition

Today, the hospitality brand known for its diverse portfolio of refreshingly local properties, announced that Waimea Plantation Cottages, a Coast Resort, has officially joined its growing Pacific ...

Brand USA: Where does funding come from and who are its partners?

Brand USA: Where does funding come from and who are its partners?

(eTN) - Recently, eTN caught up with Tom Garzilli, Senior Vice President of Global Marketing at Brand USA. In a series of talks, eTN had the opportunity to discuss what Brand USA is doing ...

Hospitality veteran joins Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu

Hawaii tourist resort on famous North Shore Hospitality veteran joins Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu

NORTH SHORE, Oahu, Hawaii, USA - Bradley Douglas Doell has been named director of sales & marketing for the landmark Turtle Bay Resort, located on Oahu’s Fabled North Shore.

Hawaii tourist retail outlet files for bankruptcy again

Hilo Hattie Hawaii tourist retail outlet files for bankruptcy again

Hilo Hattie retail, known for its tourist-appealing clothing, jewelry, and souvenirs, has once again filed for bankruptcy.

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