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Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

editor editor- April 11, 2019 20:32 0

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of communications and public relations. She ... 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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 00:14 0

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

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:29 3

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.39 billion in February 2019, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to February 20181, according to ... 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

editor editor- March 5, 2019 01:34 0

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

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

editor editor- March 2, 2019 02:11 0

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

Hawaii hotel performance overall declined

Hawaii hotel performance overall declined

editor editor- February 26, 2019 22:36 0

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

Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas

Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas

editor editor- February 14, 2019 02:26 0

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. ... Read More

Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways

Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways

editor editor- February 13, 2019 00:14 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- January 31, 2019 22:36 0

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

Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State

Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State

editor editor- January 28, 2019 21:45 0

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

How did Hawaii hotels perform in 2018?

How did Hawaii hotels perform in 2018?

editor editor- January 25, 2019 21:56 2

Hawaii hotels statewide concluded 2018 with modest increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR), and a small decrease in occupancy. 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

editor editor- January 5, 2019 01:15 0

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?

editor editor- December 28, 2018 01:05 0

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

editor editor- December 21, 2018 21:41 0

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?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 13:45 0

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

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2018 09:27 0

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

Self-driving taxis: What about safety and experience?

Self-driving taxis: What about safety and experience?

Dale Evans Dale Evans- December 2, 2018 13:42 0

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

Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 29, 2018 11:57 2

Mr. Marriott junior must feel a sense of pride knowing one of his own. Chris Tatum started as a housekeeper at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. ... 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

editor editor- November 27, 2018 13:45 0

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 ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017

Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017

editor editor- November 21, 2018 10:03 0

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

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

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

editor editor- November 15, 2018 17:44 0

An Oli Oli tour bus was allegedly involved in an accident today on the island of Oahu in Hawaii that left a 76-year-old man dead ... Read More

Hawaii tourist takes control of chopper after pilot loses consciousness

Hawaii tourist takes control of chopper after pilot loses consciousness

editor editor- November 14, 2018 15:50 0

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

Hawaiian Airlines ups the fee for checked baggage

Hawaiian Airlines ups the fee for checked baggage

editor editor- November 13, 2018 10:02 0

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 ... Read More

Hawaii visitor spending on the rise

Hawaii visitor spending on the rise

editor editor- October 30, 2018 11:10 2

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

Fired and thankful: HTA Chief

Fired and thankful: HTA Chief

editor editor- October 26, 2018 11:18 1

The President & CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, George D. Szigeti, bids a fond aloha to the state agency, sharing his parting thoughts: With ... Read More

Hawaii competitive with international sun and sea destinations

Hawaii competitive with international sun and sea destinations

editor editor- October 22, 2018 12:59 0

Through the first three quarters of 2018, Hawaii hotels statewide reported modest increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) with ... 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

editor editor- October 16, 2018 13:25 0

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 ... Read More

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

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

editor editor- October 15, 2018 17:10 0

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 ... Read More

Don’t expect service from Marriott in Hawaii

Don’t expect service from Marriott in Hawaii

editor editor- October 10, 2018 13:03 5

Chanting and cheering can be heard around Waikiki, emanating from the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa as hotel workers strike for a second day ... Read More

Hawaii and Goa India sign sister-state agreement

Hawaii and Goa India sign sister-state agreement

editor editor- September 28, 2018 12:55 0

Hawaii Gov. signed a historic agreement with Goa, India, which is Hawaii’s first sister-state relationship with a jurisdiction in India. Read More

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