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Hawaii Tourism: News and developments

Kāneiolouma Hawaiian village announces restoration plans

Kāneiolouma Hawaiian village announces restoration plans

Beginning in January 2020, a crew of traditional Hawaiian stone masons and cultural practitioners will begin Phase Three of ... Read More

Deadly Terror Attack at Pearl Harbor Hawaii? Arizona Memorial lock-down just cleared

Deadly Terror Attack at Pearl Harbor Hawaii? Arizona Memorial lock-down just cleared

Visitors are safe and all Pearl Harbor gates are now open again. Tourists and other visitors are now able ... Read More

Hawaii tourists spent US$1.33 billion in October

Hawaii tourists spent US$1.33 billion in October

Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund a number of community events statewide in the ... Read More

Parking: Frustrating, revenue and cutting edge technologies

Parking: Frustrating, revenue and cutting edge technologies

Recognizing how frustrating parking can be for travelers (and also recognizing that parking is an important source of revenue), ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority: October was a mixed bag for Hawaii vacation rentals

Hawaii Tourism Authority: October was a mixed bag for Hawaii vacation rentals

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) released the Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report for October 2019 today. In October 2019, ... Read More

Hawaii hotels: Occupancy and revenue up in October

Hawaii hotels: Occupancy and revenue up in October

In October 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and ... Read More

Honolulu airport named best in US to fly from this Thanksgiving

Honolulu airport named best in US to fly from this Thanksgiving

According to a new report, Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) is the best US airport to fly this ... Read More

Sandals Resorts Hawaii? A Caribbean Vacation in Hawaii?

Sandals Resorts Hawaii? A Caribbean Vacation in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands and their Caribbean counterparts are separated by thousands of miles and also by some vast cultural ... Read More

Hawaii named #1 Top Glamping Destination this winter

Hawaii named #1 Top Glamping Destination this winter

Contrary to what most might think, camping is NOT just a summer activity, and Hawaii residents are proving that ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019

The State of Hawaii has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this ... Read More

Visitors spent $13.35 billion in Hawaii so far in 2019

Visitors spent $13.35 billion in Hawaii so far in 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $13.35 billion in the first three quarters of 2019, which ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking

Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) are sponsoring workshops in the “Campaign ... Read More

World Spa Awards names Maui Healing Retreat “Hawaii’s Best Wellness Retreat 2019”

World Spa Awards names Maui Healing Retreat “Hawaii’s Best Wellness Retreat 2019”

The inauguration of the World Spa Awards in 2015 marked a shift happening in the vacation retreat industry. An ... Read More

Why hotel rates in Hawaii are now more expensive?

Why hotel rates in Hawaii are now more expensive?

The cost for a hotel in Waikiki, Maui or Kauai has been going up. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)Research ... Read More

Best Hawaiian Cultural Programs

Best Hawaiian Cultural Programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is awarding funding to 43  cultural programs  in the Hawaiian Islands through its Kukulu ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority names new Vice President of Marketing and Product Development

Hawaii Tourism Authority names new Vice President of Marketing and Product Development

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that veteran Hawaii hospitality executive Pattie Herman has been appointed as vice ... Read More

$1.5 billion: Hawaii visitor spending up 6.3 percent in August 2019

$1.5 billion: Hawaii visitor spending up 6.3 percent in August 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.50 billion in August 2019, an increase of 6.3 percent ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards funding to natural resources programs

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards funding to natural resources programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today it is awarding funding to 34 programs in the Hawaiian Islands through ... Read More

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Teenage eco-ambassadors clean up plastic trash from Hawaii’s shoreline

Hawaii is known for having some of the most beautiful and picturesque beaches in the world -- and it’s ... Read More

How much money do Hawaii Hotel make per room night?

How much money do Hawaii Hotel make per room night?

Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to ... Read More

Emergency Sirens triggered in Hawaii : 911 not answering, Civil Defense unreachable

Emergency Sirens triggered in Hawaii : 911 not answering, Civil Defense unreachable

Tourists in Waikiki are running to hotels for safety Wednesday afternoon. Hawaii Civil defense sirens went off around 5.00 ... Read More

Hawaii tour group: 3 bitten by sharks while snorkeling

Hawaii tour group: 3 bitten by sharks while snorkeling

Three people who were part of a tour group were bitten by a shark or sharks just after 10:40 ... Read More

Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?

Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?

In August 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and ... Read More

Mass Shooting in Hawaii? Star Advertiser fake FBI Warning?

Mass Shooting in Hawaii? Star Advertiser fake FBI Warning?

Mass shooting in the Hawaii State Capitol this weekend is a warning after Hawaii Governor Ige admitted getting death ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority rolls out campaign to educate visitors

Hawaii Tourism Authority rolls out campaign to educate visitors

Every destination has its own set of unwritten rules regarding cultural etiquette. Hawaii is no different. Sharing the do’s ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority supports community events and programs

Hawaii Tourism Authority supports community events and programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today it is awarding funding to 95 events and programs in the Hawaiian ... Read More

Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts

Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts

Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers skipped a traditional Labor Day celebration to take action against Diamond Resorts, owner ... Read More

Fly Basic Economy: Bidding system for toilet use on airlines?

Fly Basic Economy: Bidding system for toilet use on airlines?

Searching for the cheapest airfare and best airlines and finding a basic economy class airfare on American, United, Delta, ... Read More

Tourism dollars rolling in: Hawaii visitor spending up 2.4 percent in July

Tourism dollars rolling in: Hawaii visitor spending up 2.4 percent in July

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent ... Read More

USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii finally set to re-open

USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii finally set to re-open

“The National Park Service is excited to welcome our visitors back to the USS Arizona Memorial very soon,” said ... Read More

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

San Francisco to Honolulu, 76 days 75 nights. For the owner of an adventure tourism company in Madrid, a ... Read More

Hawaiian Island Air hired a CEO with the intention to bankrupt the airline?

Hawaiian Island Air hired a CEO with the intention to bankrupt the airline?

Airlines and Interisland Transportation Companies in Hawaii: First it was Aloha Airlines, the SuperFerry,  after that Mahalo Air, followed ... Read More

ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (“ACLU of Hawaii”) urged the United States Department of ... Read More

How are hotel occupancies in Hawaii?

How are hotel occupancies in Hawaii?

In July 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and ... Read More

Honolulu Rail: A First Class Section suggested by new COO David Uchiyama?

Honolulu Rail: A First Class Section suggested by new COO David Uchiyama?

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transport  (HART) is overlooking the most time consuming, most money-eating projects every undertaken in ... Read More

Tourism, culture and history: What Okinawa and Hawaii share

Tourism, culture and history: What Okinawa and Hawaii share

Okinawa and Hawaii tourism and cultural issues have a lot in common. Okinawa sits over 1500km from Tokyo, halfway ... Read More