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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 Pearl Harbor National Memorial Acting Superintendent Steve Mietz. The sunken battleship memorial, one of the most visited attractions in the state, sees 4,000 to 5,000 people a day. In 2018, nearly 1.8 million people visited the […]

Hawaii ranks #2 in America for shark attacks over past two decades

With Shark Week 2019 upon us, Safewise wanted to find out which states had the most shark attacks over the last two decades. A professional review and comparison website analyzed data from all shark attacks, both fatal and nonfatal, reported to Global Shark Attack File from 2000 to 2019. Hawaii ranked #2 for shark attacks […]

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 recently introduced following the reopening of access to Haena State Park, which includes the Kalalau Trail, Hanakapiai Falls and Kee Beach on the island’s famed north shore. The newly-implemented rules set forth will not only reduce […]

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 Island of Hawaii. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the State Health Department, this now makes a total of 3 cases of rat lungworm disease found in tourists and 3 found […]

Tourists stopped from entering Kauai state park by human chain

Protestors formed a human chain to block approximately 50 tourists from entering Haena State Park on the island of Kauai in Hawaii at around 5 am this morning. The island residents did, however, let residents and construction workers through the highway. The protestors blocked Kuhio Highway that leads to the popular park. Police arrived at […]

Best beach in Hawaii: Naked Surfing and Nude Boogie Boarding make tourists take their clothes off

Visiting Hawaii and wanted to take your clothes off?  Nude surfing and naked boogie boarding in Hawaii are popular on Little Beach. Little Beach on Maui has been voted the best nude beach in Hawaii and is among the 10 most popular clothing optional beaches in the world according to nudist experts and Instagram star […]

Hawaiian Airlines: Over one million passengers in May

Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., today announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the month ended May 31, 2019. Hawaiian welcomed more than one million guests in May. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 5.8 percent on an increase of 4.1 percent in capacity (available seat miles) compared to May 2018. Load […]

Chances a tourist swallows a Rat Lungworm on a Hawaii vacation?

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority remains silent on the fact that 75% of slugs on the Island of Hawaii test positive for Rat Lung Worm. Cases on Maui have been confirmed. The good news is that rat lungworms prefer to enter the body of a rat and are not […]

National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,800 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $734 million. “The national parks of Hawaii attract visitors from across the country and […]

FestPac 2020: Arts and Culture never shown in Hawaii with Guam taking a key role

Many tourists visiting Hawaii from June 10-21 do not know, that the biggest arts and the cultureal festival is hosted in the U.S. State bringing all nations of the Pacific together. It’s an event visitors would not want to miss. The theme of FESTPAC-Hawaiʻi 2020, “E kū i ka hoe uli “ (Take hold of […]

Beach Vacation: What you do if a shark is about to attack?

Shark attack! The United States is the most dangerous country in the world when it comes to bloody encounters between people and sharks. It’s especially true in regions where tourism is big business. In Hawaii, children are always taught two things about the ocean and sharks. Today a 65-year-old visitor vacationing on the Island of […]

Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John XXII, in 1320. It was written in Latin, and essentially decreed Scots will choose their own king, and furthermore, Scotsmen rejected the propaganda that God […]

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. “Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying “ALOOOOOOOHA”.  There is no such word and as the Hawaiian Queen said herself, they have stolen the country, and now they want to redo our language. Stop it. Just stop, It’s Aloha, […]

Southwest wants to give Hawaiian Airlines a run for its money

Southwest Airlines is about to give Hawaiian Airlines a literal run for its money as it plans to lay a claim on the Aloha State’s inter-island market. According to Southwest’s Revenue Chief, Andrew Watterson, flights within the state will begin not long after the commencement of flights between Hawaii and the US mainland. Read the […]

Hawaii nonprofits agree to restore coastal lands

The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) announced its 2019 recipients of the Community Restoration Partnership (CRP) grants, totaling more than $1.4 million to fund the protection and restoration of Hawaii’s coastal areas on 5 islands over 3 years. This partnership will benefit the state as a whole and tourism as well, protecting that part of the […]

Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas

If you live in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevada, is such a popular travel destination that locals refer to it as the Hawaiian Islands’ 9th island. Today, Southwest Airlines’ CEO Gary Kelly announced that they are seriously considering adding nonstop flights between the 2 destinations. The airline is planning to begin Hawaii service in April of […]

Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways

Southern Airways announced today that it has acquired Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii. Southern plans to keep the Mokulele brand, while operating all flights on the Southern Airways FAA operating certificate. The acquisition, which closed Friday, makes Southern the nation’s largest commuter airline operator. Prior to the acquisition, Southern operated 600 weekly flights across 20 cities […]

Flying to Hawaii unsafe on a B737-800? Boeing declines to comment

Is it safe flying a Southwest Airline B737-800 aircraft from North America to Hawaii? This is a question many experts are asking these days. A Boeing spokesperson responded: “We are respectfully declining to comment and participate in your story.” It appears Boeing was spooked after eTN questioned safety when using an aircraft designed for short- […]

Popular tourist beaches in Hawaii closed due to bacteria

High bacteria levels in ocean water have caused the closing of three Hawaii tourist beaches in the Aloha State.

Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

Hawaii has a dark track record of 117 people that died on its roadways in 2018.

Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey by the “Bankrate Best States for Drivers Study. When traveling to the Aloha State of Hawaii forget about renting a car or taking an Uber, but think about riding a Charley’s. 

Hawaii hotel strike: UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya reach tentative agreement

UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya have reached a tentative agreement on a new union contract. “We’re grateful for the solidarity of our fellow union members and the support of the entire community,” UNITE HERE Local 5 President Gemma Weinstein said today. “The new agreement meets the needs of our employees and Kyo-ya,” said the […]

Hawaiian Airlines ups the fee for checked baggage

Hawaiian Airlines is raising its checked baggage fees effective immediately. Hawaiian’s first checked bag fee is now $30 and 2nd bag checked fee is now $40. This $5 increase is for flights to and from Hawaii and the US mainland. For neighbor island flights, the checked bag fees will remain the same. International flight passengers […]

Visitor access to USS Arizona Memorial expected to resume in March 2019

The National Park Service (NPS) expects the USS Arizona Memorial dock repair project to be complete by March 2019, allowing visitor access to the memorial to resume. The design phase of the project was recently completed, allowing for the development of a more precise timeline for the repair process. Unfortunately, it will not be completed […]

Unfair labor practice charge filed against Sheraton Maui for banning its employees

Local 5 has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Sheraton Maui, alleging violations of federal labor law against three Sheraton Maui employees. Just days after Kyo-ya released a statement saying they’re “ready to welcome back” striking employees, management at the hotel – owned by Kyo-ya and operated by Marriott – trespassed three Sheraton Maui […]

Kyo-ya’s Sheraton Maui trespasses 3 employees over strike leaflets

Just days after releasing a statement saying they’re “ready to welcome back” striking employees, Kyo-ya trespassed three Sheraton Maui workers, which bans them from the hotel property for one year. The three employees were passing out leaflets to guests in the hotel’s porte corchere, informing them of the strike which impacts their hotel and four […]

Statement by George D. Szigeti, President and CEO, Hawaii Tourism Authority

HONOLULU – George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following comments on Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for the month of August and year-to-date. “Although both visitor spending and arrivals increased in August compared to a year ago, we expected better results for this peak travel month. Hurricane Lane […]

More ways to reach Hawaii: Delta starts Detroit-Honolulu flights

Delta customers will have more options to bask in the Aloha spirit starting next June as new service between Detroit and Honolulu begins.

Tropical Storm Olivia forecast to weaken as she passes over Maui

As of 11:00 a.m. HST, Tropical Storm Olivia remains on course to impact the Hawaiian Islands starting late Tuesday night through Wednesday, with the current forecast showing the center of the storm passing over Maui County, according to the National Weather Service. All islands statewide, however, are susceptible to experiencing high winds, heavy rainfall, flash […]

Tropical Storm Warnings issued due to Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia

The National Weather Service today issued tropical storm warnings for Maui County and the island of Hawaii as Hurricane Olivia continues its slow advance toward the Hawaiian Islands. A tropical storm warning means sustained winds within the range of 39 to 73 miles per hour are expected within the next 36 hours. Oahu remains under […]

Olivia a Category 1 Hurricane But Expected to Weaken on Approach to Hawaii

HONOLULU – Hurricane Olivia is continuing to follow the track through the Central Pacific forecast by the National Weather Service, with the onset of its weather impacts in Hawaii currently projected to begin late Tuesday, September 11. Olivia is presently a category 1 hurricane but is forecast to weaken to a tropical storm by the […]

New Pearl Harbor apps launched by National Park Service & Pacific Historic Parks

Pacific Historic Parks & National Park Service have created 2 new Pearl Harbor Apps for the USS Arizona Memorial and Pearl Harbor.

Hawaii Kilauea volcano quiet: Air quality good on the island of Hawaii

The flow of lava has ceased from Hawaii Kilauea volcano on the Big Island, with clean and clear air quality island-wide now evident.

Transforming Hawaii’s airports for a better experience

From free unlimited Wi-Fi to more retail and restaurant space and renovated restrooms, Hawaii’s airports are in the midst of a transformation.

Hurricane Lane now a tropical storm

The National Weather Service reported Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 70 mph.