Category: Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: News and developments

Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B
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Hawaii COVID-19 response has no Plan B

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 18, 2020

"We know from recent experience, the anguish and damage that occur when Hawaii is not properly prepared with flexible pragmatic ... Read More

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms
Hawaii Travel News

Pamala loves visitors! Hawaii welcomes tourists back with Aloha and open arms

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 16, 2020

Pamala Taylor is native Hawaiian. She loves visitors, and she loves her job at family owned SunIsland Hawaii, listen to ... Read More

How Wi-Fi in Waikiki could save Tourism from COVID-19?
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How Wi-Fi in Waikiki could save Tourism from COVID-19?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 15, 2020

Hawaii once more is welcoming urgently-needed visitors in the midst of a coronavirus spike in the rest of the country. ... Read More

Japan – Hawaii, and Hawaii -Japan Travel Bubbles
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Japan – Hawaii, and Hawaii -Japan Travel Bubbles

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

Why is it that the Japanese love Hawaii and visiting Hawaii more than any other vacation destination in the world? ... Read More

Hawaii airports laying off 662 workers on tourism reopening day
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Hawaii airports laying off 662 workers on tourism reopening day

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 14, 2020

Over 660 Hawaii airport workers will be permanently laid off on October 15, the same day that the state is ... Read More

Alarm bells 12 hours away from reopening Hawaii Tourism
Hawaii Travel News

Alarm bells 12 hours away from reopening Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 14, 2020

Hawaii is 12 hours away from reopening tourism. Today the State recorded 10 dead and 101 new cases of COVID-19. ... Read More

Hawaii Governor Ige declaring Hawaii Tourism open Thursday
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Hawaii Governor Ige declaring Hawaii Tourism open Thursday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

Hawaii Governor Ige held a news briefing today to discuss additional details of the pre-travel testing program, which is set ... Read More

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another
Hawaii Travel News

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020

The beaches, the hotels, the attractions in the Aloha State of Hawaii are about to welcome visitors back to its ... Read More

Honolulu most desired post-COVID travel destination among US seniors
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Honolulu most desired post-COVID travel destination among US seniors

mm Harry S. Johnson- October 13, 2020

COVID-19 has thrown a wrench into most Americans’ 2020 bucket list travel plans. Trip cancelations occurred far and wide in ... Read More

Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!
Airline News

Is it safe to fly on a commercial plane? Latest!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 10, 2020

According to the Flight Safety Foundation getting on a plane is safe again. Dr. Hassan Shahidi, president, and CEO of ... Read More

Will Hawaii open for tourism? Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell explains
Hawaii Travel News

Will Hawaii open for tourism? Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell explains

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 8, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today answered questions from eTurboNews, Hawaii News Online, and other reporters on whether travel to Hawaii will really ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism will not reopen as planned on October 15
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism will not reopen as planned on October 15

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 6, 2020

There are more problems in paradise. There are more problems for Hawaii's travel and tourism industry, and there are problems ... Read More

Hawaii Governor Ige says no  to keeping all visitors safer
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Governor Ige says no to keeping all visitors safer

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 5, 2020

Kauai Mayor is alarmed and disappointed after Hawaii's Governor told him no to keep all tourists visiting Kauai safe. Kauai ... Read More

Is Tourism open or closed? Your fault or their failure?
Tourism News

Is Tourism open or closed? Your fault or their failure?

mm Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- October 5, 2020

Is Recovery Doable? The elected and appointed men and women working in Washington, DC, spend most of their time pointing ... Read More

President Trump positive is a red alert for World Travel and Tourism
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President Trump positive is a red alert for World Travel and Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 3, 2020

President Donald Trump and his wife Melanie Trump are both positive for Coronavirus. President Trump may have been positive at ... Read More

DOT ruling: Masks on US Airlines not Mandatory
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DOT ruling: Masks on US Airlines not Mandatory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 2, 2020

US President Trump was rushed to a hospital today with Coronavirus. Every health agency in the world says wearing a ... Read More

President Trump gets a lifesaving Aloha from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell
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President Trump gets a lifesaving Aloha from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 2, 2020

United States President Donald Trump should save us all by pulling out of the Presidential Race now. He said he ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals plunged 97.6 percent in August
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor arrivals plunged 97.6 percent in August

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 28, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic considerably impacted visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in August 2020. Visitor arrivals dropped 97.6 percent compared ... Read More

COVID-19 Impact on Hawaii Tourism Severe
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COVID-19 Impact on Hawaii Tourism Severe

editor editor- September 28, 2020

The COVID-19 impact on Hawaii tourism has been considerable for the month of August 2020 with visitor arrivals to the ... Read More

WTTC on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World
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WTTC on the Future of Travel & Tourism in a Post-COVID World

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 27, 2020

 The World Travel & Tourism Council <WTTC>, today unveils a new report that explores the implications of the trends for ... Read More

Happy World Tourism Day to 16 Tourism Heroes: Join the global party!
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Happy World Tourism Day to 16 Tourism Heroes: Join the global party!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 26, 2020

UNWTO may be a little behind the theme of World Tourism Day 2020. This is the disadvantage of a large ... Read More

COVID-19, Police Brutality and the Aloha Spirit make Hawaii a shining star
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COVID-19, Police Brutality and the Aloha Spirit make Hawaii a shining star

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 24, 2020

Riots, protests, and uncontrollable situations in regards to COVID-19 are a reality in many cities in the United States of ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals supply, demand and occupancy decline sharply in August
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii vacation rentals supply, demand and occupancy decline sharply in August

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 24, 2020

In August 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 356,500 unit nights (-60.1%) and monthly demand was ... Read More

Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework
Hawaii Travel News

Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 22, 2020

The City and County of Honolulu (“City”) has a new plan for reducing the spread of COVID- 19 in City, ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report substantially lower revenue and occupancy
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotels report substantially lower revenue and occupancy

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 18, 2020

In August 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide continued to report substantially lower revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), ... Read More

Aloha to Tourism in Hawaii: Visit Hawaii as of October 15
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Aloha to Tourism in Hawaii: Visit Hawaii as of October 15

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 16, 2020

What are the restrictions to visit Hawaii after October 15? Pack your suitcase soon and experience the magic and hospitality ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor wants tourists back while Governor Ige says: Wait!
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Honolulu Mayor wants tourists back while Governor Ige says: Wait!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

Honolulu Mayor Caldwell brought up an interesting point at a press conference outside Honolulu Hale today when asked by eTurboNews ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Business in Panic after Quarantine for Visitors extended
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii Tourism Business in Panic after Quarantine for Visitors extended

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020

Currently, visitors arriving in the Aloha State of Hawaii need to stay in their hotel rooms for 2 weeks. It ... Read More

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?
African Tourism Board News

How UNWTO is tainting any United Nations call for fair elections?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 13, 2020

Forget COVID-19. Members of the UNWTO Executive Council are on their way to Tbilisi, Georgia to be part of the ... Read More

John De Fries is the new President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority
Hawaii Travel News

John De Fries is the new President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 9, 2020

John De Fries has accepted the offer to become the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s new president and CEO. The HTA Board ... Read More

United Airlines adding new nonstop flights to Africa, India and Hawaii
Airline News

United Airlines adding new nonstop flights to Africa, India and Hawaii

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 9, 2020

United Airlines today announced plans to expand its global route network with new nonstop service to Africa, India and Hawaii. ... Read More

Safe Travels Stamp, Safer Tourism Seal or both?
African Tourism Board News

Safe Travels Stamp, Safer Tourism Seal or both?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 4, 2020

"The Safe Travels Stamp by WTTC and the Safer Tourism Seal by Rebuilding Travel are complementary and not in competition," ... Read More

Hāna- Maui Resort joins Hyatt brand
Hawaii Travel News

Hāna- Maui Resort joins Hyatt brand

mm Harry S. Johnson- September 1, 2020

Hyatt Hotels Corporation announced today a Hyatt affiliate has entered into a management agreement with Mani Brothers Real Estate Group, ... Read More

Hawaii Airlines Cuts 1,000 Jobs
Airline News

Hawaii Airlines Cuts 1,000 Jobs

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 1, 2020

Hawaii’s largest carrier, Hawaiian Airlines, today announced more than 1,000 job cuts as COVID-19 continues to ravage travel demand and ... Read More

Setting the future of Hawaii Tourism: Native Hawaiian John de Fries new CEO of HTA
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Setting the future of Hawaii Tourism: Native Hawaiian John de Fries new CEO of HTA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 28, 2020

The Hawaii Travel and Tourism Industry is at a standstill with an unforeseen future. Chris Tatum, the last CEO and ... Read More

Hawaii visitor arrivals plummet 97.7% in July
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii visitor arrivals plummet 97.7% in July

mm Harry S. Johnson- August 27, 2020

The COVID-19 pandemic significantly affected visitor arrivals to the Hawaiian Islands in July 2020. Visitor arrivals dropped 97.7 percent compared ... Read More