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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?

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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?

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

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

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

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

76-year-old man killed in tour trolley accident in Honolulu

editor editor- November 15, 2018

An Oli Oli tour bus was allegedly involved in an accident today on the island of Oahu in Hawaii that ... Read More

Hawaii tourist takes control of chopper after pilot loses consciousness

editor editor- November 14, 2018

The National Transportation Safety Board (NTSB) released a report today on a helicopter crash that happened in Hawaii in October ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines ups the fee for checked baggage

editor editor- November 13, 2018

Hawaiian Airlines is raising its checked baggage fees effective immediately. Hawaiian’s first checked bag fee is now $30 and 2nd ... Read More

Hawaii visitor spending on the rise

editor editor- October 30, 2018

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.28 billion in September 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent compared ... Read More

Fired and thankful: HTA Chief

editor editor- October 26, 2018

The President & CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, George D. Szigeti, bids a fond aloha to the state agency, ... Read More