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Hawaii Tourism: News and developments

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

Hawaiian Kahala Hotel & resort now in Yokohama, Japan

Hawaiian Kahala Hotel & resort now in Yokohama, Japan

The Kahala Hotel & Resort, a prestigious luxury resort located on the Hawaiian island of Oahu, announced on August 16 that it ... Read More

Southwest Airlines adds new nonstop flights to Kona, Hawaii, and Lihue, Kauai from San Jose

Southwest Airlines adds new nonstop flights to Kona, Hawaii, and Lihue, Kauai from San Jose

Southwest Airlines announced today the addition of new nonstop flights to Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, and ... Read More

Southwest Airlines expands Hawaii service

Southwest Airlines expands Hawaii service

Southwest Airlines Co. today announced the carrier will add new service to, from, and within Hawaii in mid-January 2020 ... Read More

Waikiki Arson Fires at Grand Waikikian , Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Banyan have a person of interest

Waikiki Arson Fires at Grand Waikikian , Alohilani Resort, Waikiki Banyan have a person of interest

Tourist hotels on fire in Waikiki were the Grand Waikikian by Hilton, the Alohilani Resort, and The Waikiki Banyan ... Read More

Why another California Visitor Disappeared on Maui? A desperate appeal!

Why another California Visitor Disappeared on Maui? A desperate appeal!

Kihara Henry a tourist vacationing on the Island of Maui disappeared. Kihara is only 23 years old, 5'3 and ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism: Two storm systems approaching Hawaiian Islands

Hawaii Tourism: Two storm systems approaching Hawaiian Islands

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau and its Island Chapters, and Hawaii Lodging and Tourism ... Read More

Diamond Resorts Hawaii: The fight continues with media outreach shouts

Diamond Resorts Hawaii: The fight continues with media outreach shouts

Yesterday, eturbonews published an article about workers who filed a class action lawsuit against hotel owner and operator Diamond ... Read More

Hawaii hotel workers file class action lawsuit against Diamond Resorts for wage theft

Hawaii hotel workers file class action lawsuit against Diamond Resorts for wage theft

Workers at three Hawaii hotels filed a class action lawsuit against the hotels’ owner and operator Diamond Resorts, alleging ... Read More

Hawaiian Wing Spirit charter purchases 15 HondaJets

Hawaiian Wing Spirit charter purchases 15 HondaJets

Honda Aircraft Company announced today that Hawaiian charter group Wing Spirit has purchased a total of 15 HondaJets to ... Read More

Hawaii hotel performance no. 1 in US and top 10 worldwide

Hawaii hotel performance no. 1 in US and top 10 worldwide

In comparison to other top U.S. markets, hotels in the Hawaiian Islands recorded the highest average RevPAR and ADR ... Read More

Visiting Kauai North Shore: Maybe not after understanding new rules

Visiting Kauai North Shore: Maybe not after understanding new rules

The Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) is reminding visitors headed to the Garden Island about new rules that have been ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Union members working at the  Hyatt Regency Waikiki voted today to ratify a union contract that covers over 500 ... Read More

Another Hawaii tourist contracts rat lungworm disease

Another Hawaii tourist contracts rat lungworm disease

The sixth case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed in an adult tourist who had visited the Big ... Read More

Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers will vote on new union contract tomorrow

Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers will vote on new union contract tomorrow

Nearly 2,000 hotel workers of Hilton Hawaiian Village, the largest Hilton in the world and the largest hotel in ... Read More