Category: HITA

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

Flying to Hawaii? How to Get the Required COVID-19 Test
Airline News

Flying to Hawaii? How to Get the Required COVID-19 Test

mm Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 25, 2020

Hawaii’s regionally-based airline is offering drive-through COVID-19 tests in select U.S. mainland gateways. This will allow guests flying to Hawaii ... 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

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19
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Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020

Hawaiian Airlines saw deep drops system-wide traffic statistics in the first quarter of 2020 specifically in March. Of course, this ... Read More

Hawaii Hotel reports growth across the islands
Hotel & Resort News

Hawaii Hotel reports growth across the islands

editor editor- March 18, 2020

According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $263 (+7.9%), ... Read More

Find a massage in Waikiki? Travel to Hawaii Trending on all islands in 2020
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Find a massage in Waikiki? Travel to Hawaii Trending on all islands in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2020

Hawaiian cowboys and cowgirls welcome visitors in 2020. A honey scrub is a massage in Waikiki you won't forget. Exotic ... Read More

How Many More Millions did Hawaii Hotels Earn Last Month?
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How Many More Millions did Hawaii Hotels Earn Last Month?

editor editor- December 19, 2019

According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $205 (+8.1%), ... Read More

Travel News distribution on a new level in 2020: eTurboNews is a trendsetter
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Travel News distribution on a new level in 2020: eTurboNews is a trendsetter

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2019

Travel and Tourism News is an important part of the global news industry. Issues relevant to the travel and tourism ... Read More

Hawaii tourists spent US$1.33 billion in October
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Hawaii tourists spent US$1.33 billion in October

editor editor- November 27, 2019

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

Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?
Hotel & Resort News

Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?

editor editor- September 18, 2019

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

Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts
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Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts

editor editor- September 3, 2019

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

Hawaii visitors spending less
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Hawaii visitors spending less

editor editor- July 30, 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $8.88 billion in the first half of 2019, a decrease of ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- July 22, 2019

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

Hawaii hotel revenue: Thankful for the first day of summer?
Hawaii Travel News

Hawaii hotel revenue: Thankful for the first day of summer?

editor editor- June 21, 2019

The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division issued a report of findings utilizing data compiled by STR, Inc., which ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019

Visiting Hawaii and wanted to take your clothes off?  Nude surfing and naked boogie boarding in Hawaii are popular on ... Read More

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2019

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority remains silent on the fact that 75% of slugs ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations
Travel Associations News

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

editor editor- April 11, 2019

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of ... Read More

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless
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Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome ... Read More

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down
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Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

editor editor- March 28, 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.39 billion in February 2019, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared ... Read More

DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach hotel workers call for respect from management
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DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach hotel workers call for respect from management

editor editor- March 5, 2019

DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach hotel workers organized a public action in their hotel lobby this morning, demanding respect ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes
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Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

editor editor- March 2, 2019

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today unveiled a US$2.83 billion operating budget, - 8.6 percent higher than last year, which is ... Read More

Hawaii hotel performance overall declined
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Hawaii hotel performance overall declined

editor editor- February 26, 2019

In January 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported a small increase in average daily rate (ADR) but a decrease in occupancy ... Read More

Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas
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Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas

editor editor- February 14, 2019

If you live in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevada, is such a popular travel destination that locals refer to it as ... Read More

Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways
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Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways

editor editor- February 13, 2019

Southern Airways announced today that it has acquired Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii. Southern plans to keep the Mokulele brand, while ... Read More

Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?
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Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?

editor editor- January 31, 2019

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State
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Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State

editor editor- January 28, 2019

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has issued the 2018 Visitor Plant Inventory Report, which shows total visitor accommodation units throughout ... Read More

How did Hawaii hotels perform in 2018?
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How did Hawaii hotels perform in 2018?

editor editor- January 25, 2019

Hawaii hotels statewide concluded 2018 with modest increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR), and ... Read More

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

editor editor- January 5, 2019

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

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?
Travel Associations News

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?

editor editor- December 28, 2018

The new President and CEO of the HTA, Chris Tatum, has his roots in Hawaii’s tourism. Read More

Hawaii hotels: Flat growth
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Hawaii hotels: Flat growth

editor editor- December 21, 2018

Hawaii hotels statewide reported no growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR) Read More

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?
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Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018

A former U.S. State Department Security Officer has a safety message for business travelers and advice for tourists with a ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry
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Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2018

Hawaii Tourism Authority is finalizing a new leadership for the Hawaii Travel and Tourism Industry. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) ... Read More

Self-driving taxis: What about safety and experience?
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Self-driving taxis: What about safety and experience?

mm Dale Evans- December 2, 2018

We're building the world's most experienced driver. This is the message on the Waymo website, but a Waymo safety driver ... Read More

Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO
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Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 29, 2018

Mr. Marriott junior must feel a sense of pride knowing one of his own. Chris Tatum started as a housekeeper ... Read More

Hawaii hotel strike: UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya reach tentative agreement
Hotel & Resort News

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

editor editor- November 27, 2018

UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya have reached a tentative agreement on a new union contract. “We’re grateful for the ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017
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Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017

editor editor- November 21, 2018

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the publishing of the 2017 Annual Visitor Research Report, the most comprehensive collection ... Read More