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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.

Miss USA 2016 goes to District of Columbia Deshauna Barber

Miss USA 2016 goes to District of Columbia Deshauna Barber

Miss District of Columbia USA Deshauna Barber Crowned Miss USA 2016

Jin Air is looking at Hawaii, Laos, Cambodia with interline agreements

Jin Air is looking at Hawaii, Laos, Cambodia with interline agreements

Jin Air signed further contracts and Memorandum of Understandings (MOUs) with Hawaii’s regional airline Island Air, Cambodia’s national airline Cambodia Angkor Air and Laos’ national airline ...

Democratic Party of Hawaii new head Tim Vanderveer symbolizes a new generation

Opposing tourism developments: Tim Vanderveer new leader of the Hawaii Democratic party Democratic Party of Hawaii new head Tim Vanderveer symbolizes a new generation

eTN Hawaii team

The new Chair of the Democratic Party of Hawaii Mr. Tim Vanderveer said today after his election at the Sheraton Hotel in Waikiki. "The torch has been passed to a new generation."

Another plane crash in Hawaii

Another plane crash in Hawaii

MAKAHA, Oahu, Hawaii - Yet another small plane has crashed in Hawaii today, this time on the island of Oahu in Makaha.

There were two people onboard, and one was taken to a nearby ...

Small plane crashed on island of Kauai in Hawaii

5 dead Small plane crashed on island of Kauai in Hawaii

HANAPEPE, Kauai, Hawaii - At 9:30 in the morning today, a small plane crashed near Port Allen Airport, also known as Burns Field, in Hanapepe on the island of Kauai in Hawaii.

Hawaiian Airlines welcomes Premium Cabin, fully lie-flat seating

Hawaiian Airlines welcomes Premium Cabin, fully lie-flat seating

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Bringing the serenity of Hawaii's shores to the air, Hawaiian Airlines has welcomed home its first Airbus A330 aircraft featuring fully lie-flat seating in a spacious Premium ...

DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues strong growth

DBEDT: Hawaii economy continues strong growth

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its second quarter 2016 Statistical and Economic Report, where the data shows Hawaii experienced ...

Passenger safety: The big difference between Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines

A dangerous United Airlines safety policy? Passenger safety: The big difference between Hawaiian Airlines and United Airlines

Juergen Steinmetz

United Airlines told eTurboNews: "The safety of our customers and employees is paramount."

Devastating tsunami about to destroy Hawaii?

Devastating tsunami about to destroy Hawaii?

There is no reason for tourists to avoid the Aloha State, but the travel and tourism industry should be aware that anytime between now and the next 50 years, the travel and tourism paradise of ...

Hawaiian Airlines awarded Tokyo-Kona route

Hawaiian Airlines awarded Tokyo-Kona route

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The US Department of Transportation this morning approved Hawaiian Airlines' application to serve Honolulu and Kona from Haneda airport in Tokyo.

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