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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

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

Hawaii visitors spending less

Hawaii visitors spending less

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

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

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

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

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

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 ... Read More

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

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 ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

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

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

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

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

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

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

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

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

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

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

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

Hawaii hotel performance overall declined

Hawaii hotel performance overall declined

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

Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas

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 ... Read More

Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways

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, ... Read More

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

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

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

Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State

Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State

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

How did Hawaii hotels perform in 2018?

How did Hawaii hotels perform in 2018?

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

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

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. Read More

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

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

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

Hawaii hotels: Flat growth

Hawaii hotels: Flat growth

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

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

Travel alert! Everyday Carry Shirt to prevent pickpocketing?

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

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

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

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

Self-driving taxis: What about safety and experience?

Self-driving taxis: What about safety and experience?

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

Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

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

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

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 ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017

Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017

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

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

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

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

Hawaii tourist takes control of chopper after pilot loses consciousness

Hawaii tourist takes control of chopper after pilot loses consciousness

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

Hawaiian Airlines ups the fee for checked baggage

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 ... Read More

Hawaii visitor spending on the rise

Hawaii visitor spending on the rise

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

Fired and thankful: HTA Chief

Fired and thankful: HTA Chief

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

Hawaii competitive with international sun and sea destinations

Hawaii competitive with international sun and sea destinations

Through the first three quarters of 2018, Hawaii hotels statewide reported modest increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) ... Read More

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

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 ... Read More

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

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 ... Read More

Don’t expect service from Marriott in Hawaii

Don’t expect service from Marriott in Hawaii

Chanting and cheering can be heard around Waikiki, emanating from the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa as hotel ... Read More