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Hawaii Tourism Authority and Japan Association of Travel Agents sign MOU

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state's tourism agency, and the Japan Association of Travel Agents (JATA), Japan's sanctioned tourism association, signed a Memorandum of Und

Summer ends strong for Hawaii tourism economy

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Total expenditures by visitors who came to Hawaii in August 2012 rose 14.6 percent (or +$151.4 million) compared to the previous year to $1.19 billion1, according to preliminary sta

Where will Hawaii’s tourists come from?

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Tourism is Hawaii’s #1 export industry, so it has to be conscious of where its customers hail from.

Asiana Airlines launches Hawaii service

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Asiana Airlines will begin flight service between Incheon, South Korea and Honolulu, Hawai'i from Sept. 18 to Dec. 8, 2011.

HTA issues statement regarding China Eastern Honolulu route

We are pleased that China Eastern Airlines is working with the Hawai'i Department of Transportation to establish nonstop service from Shanghai, China to Honolulu.

Patrick Fitzgerald appointed to Hawaii Tourism Authority board

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has announced the appointment of Patrick Fitzgerald as its newest board member.

Hawaii Tourism Authority wants 88 million dollars to disappear from the...

The Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) is asking why the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) wants to hide details of the 88 millions dollars they are spending in promotions.

New legislation would allow Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold information from...

Hawaii Senate committee is scheduled to consider legislation that would allow the Hawaii Tourism Authority to withhold information from the public.

Hawaii Tourism Authority releases visitor statistics for September 2009

HONOLULU, HI – According to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, total visitor days for air and cruise visitors in September 2009 rose 4.8 percent from the same mon

Hawaii Tourism Authority hopes to stimulate short-term travel from North America

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)’s marketing committee announced today that it has approved US$4.1 million from the marketing opportunity fund that will go to the Hawaii Visitors

New law bringing changes to Hawaii Tourism Authority

The Hawaii Tourism Authority has gained some flexibility to deal with various tourism emergencies, taken over some research staff, and lost some nonvoting board members — including the state tourism

Hawaii Tourism Authority approves US$3.4 million for marketing push

The state Tourism Authority yesterday approved US$3.4 million for marketing the islands of Hawaii in Japan, North America, Australia, and New Zealand.

Hawaii Tourism Authority facing budget cut

The Hawaii Tourism Authority is looking at a potential 5 percent cut in their marketing budget, as it deals with Hawaii’s wilting tourism.

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new board member

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced the appointment of Ron Williams as its newest board member.

Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates 3 percent drop in 2009 arrivals

If current tourism patterns continue, state tourism officials expect the number of visitors coming to Hawaii this year to reach about 6.5 million, or about 207,000 fewer people than last year.

Hawaii Tourism Authority picks McCartney as tourism chief

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has selected Mike McCartney as its new president and chief executive officer.

Number of Hawaii tourists declines in January

HONOLULU - Hawaii tourism — the state's No.

Hawaii Tourism Authority turns down Pro Bowl offer

The Pro Bowl's future in Hawaii remains uncertain after the Hawaii Tourism Authority rejected the latest offer from the National Football League that would have brought the game back to Aloha Stadium

Hawaii’s invisible Chinese airline

In mid-year 2008, local Hawaii newspapers, including Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) own newsletter, heralded a new air service from Tianjin, China to Honolulu that was to commence on July 28, 2008

Trouble in paradise

Hawaii tourism experienced its worst December on record since 9/11, new figures have revealed. According to recently-released figures, hotels in Hawaii saw a dip in hotel occupancy to 60.9 percent.

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards US$1.7 million for 2009 Product Enrichment Programs

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, along with the counties of Honolulu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui, have made their selection of over 100 events and projec

Hawaii tourism finds itself in deeper troubles

Marion Higa, Hawaii’s state auditor, is probably not the biggest fan of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) at the moment.

Lloyd I. Unebasami named interim CEO for Hawaii Tourism Authority

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Board of Directors has named

Hawaii governor wants tourism official sacked

HONOLULU (eTN) – The governor of Hawaii, Linda Lingle, has made it clear that she wants Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) top executive Rex Johnson fired, after fresh allegations of misconduct have sur

Hawaii tourism: In a panic mode?

HONOLULU (eTN) – The panic button in Hawaii tourism has been pressed. That button amounts to the tune of $3 million, which the Hawaii Tourism Authority calls the “Emergency Tourism Fund.”