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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.

Delta adds Kona flight and more leisure service from Seattle

Delta adds Kona flight and more leisure service from Seattle

SEATTLE, WA - Delta Air Lines is adding service from its hub at Seattle-Tacoma International Airport to Kona International Airport and will increase service from select seasonal markets beginning ...

Hawaiian Airlines mulls increasing frequency to New Zealand

Hawaiian Airlines mulls increasing frequency to New Zealand

Hawaiian Airlines hopes to step up the number of flights to New Zealand.

Hawaii tourism and dioxide gas: A new reality

Hawaii tourism and dioxide gas: A new reality

HAWAII - Tourists visiting the Big Island of Hawaii often find atmospheric smog conditions similar to what residents in Los Angeles, California, USA; Beijing, China; or Delhi, India, experience, ...

Hawaiian Airlines is nation's most on-time carrier for 11th consecutive year

Hawaiian Airlines is nation's most on-time carrier for 11th consecutive year

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Continuing a remarkable streak of on-time consistency that began in 2004, Hawaiian Airlines led the nation's carriers in punctuality for the 11th year in a row, as reported ...

Earthquake in Hawaii!

Earthquake in Hawaii!

HAWAII (eTN) - The Big Island of Hawaii was shook this morning, Monday, February 9, 2015, at 8:16 am by an earthquake near the summit of Kilauea volcano.

Online travel companies vs. Hawaii state tax: Battle rages on

Online travel companies vs. Hawaii state tax: Battle rages on

By eTN Staff Writer

HAWAII (eTN) - Back in 2011, Hawaii officials, with the support of the state’s Attorney General David Louie, filed a court suit asking a number of online travel companies, including Expedia, ...

Goodbye Ohana Waikiki West - Welcome Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki

Outrigger Hotel sold to join the Hilton Group Goodbye Ohana Waikiki West - Welcome Hilton Garden Inn Waikiki

The Ohana Waikiki West Hotel in Waikiki has been known as a family-friendly budget resort popular with tourists from around the world.

Fake, harmful "healthy substitutes" for sale at Walmart, Target and Walgreens ?

Walmart, Target, Walgreens and GNC: Conspiring with a criminal enterprise? Fake, harmful "healthy substitutes" for sale at Walmart, Target and Walgreens ?

Shopping for health supplements at Walmart, Target and Walgreens may put your health at risk and get you expensive powder worth nothing. Health and tourism is always connected.

IATA: First airline in the United States achieves Fast Travel Platinum Status

IATA: First airline in the United States achieves Fast Travel Platinum Status

The International Air Transport Association (IATA) announced that Hawaiian Airlines has attained Platinum status for Fast Travel implementation.

Hawaii's tourism economy reaches third consecutive landmark year

Hawaii's tourism economy reaches third consecutive landmark year

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Statement attributable to Ronald Williams, Chief Executive Officer Hawaii Tourism Authority:

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.

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