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First single-aisle Airbus aircraft joins Hawaiian Air’s fleet

Following a Memorandum of Understanding in January 2013, Airbus today announced a firm order for 16 A321neo aircraft from Hawaiian Airlines – the first single-aisle order of Airbus aircraft for the

Hawaii Governor releases 113 million dollars to improve airport experience for...

HONOLULU, Hawaii – Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie announced today the release of US$113 million for various capital improvement projects (CIP) at airports and harbors throughout the State of Hawai

Hawaii’s Island Air enhances inter-island service

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Island Air, one of Hawaii's most respected regional carriers, revealed today their new business model featuring a complete image and brand overhaul.

Avoiding costly and exhausting mistakes during Hawaiian vacation

Looking to get to Hawaii without blowing your son's college fund? Want to experience the islands but not sure when to go?

Twitter’s social media personality in Japan for Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Japanese language Twitter Account – Hawaii-Arukikata https://twitter.com/#!/hawaiiarukikata received its 10,000th Twitter follower – making it a significant social media per

Keeping the main pillar of Hawaii’s economy standing

HONOLULU, Hawaii (eTN) - Tourism has long been and continues to be the main pillar of Hawaii’s economy.

Hawaii legislator works to reform tourist visa policies

HONOLULU, Hawaii – In 2010, more than 54 million Chinese citizens traveled abroad.

Car rental rates in Honolulu almost triple for Christmas

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Travelers who are yearning to be home for the Christmas holiday in the Aloha State better make sure they have some extra cash handy.

Is Mexico way better than Hawaii?

HONOLULU, Hawaii (eTN) - ETN reader, Chris Whitesides, a resident of Hawaii for 30 years, was watching a program on the History Channel last night and was so offended by an ad he saw endorsing Mexico

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.

APEC – a lost public relations opportunity for the State of...

Honolulu hotels and resorts were sold out during the recent APEC conference. Room rates were up, but of course expected.

Quick action needed to replace lost business from Japan

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Earlier this week I sent the following letter to Hawaii’s Congressional Delegation and Hawaii Governor Neil Abercrombie.

Despite expected decrease in Japan arrivals, Hawaii airlift projections remain flat

An updated analysis of airlift projections for the state of Hawaii for the second quarter of 2011 shows that despite an anticipated decrease in airlift from Japan, the overall number of air seats shou

Hawaii expecting double digit decline in Japan arrivals

As Japan continues to literally dig out from under the effects of the massive March 11 earthquake and subsequent tsunami, Hawaii is closely monitoring the impact this is having on its visitor industry

Hawaii limits its tourism markets

I attended the spring market briefing by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Here are some quick hits on things that were presented by HTA (in no particular order):

Mainland Chinese tourists a logical target for Hawaii

Tourism is the most economically important industry to the United States’ only island state, Hawaii.

Prices in Hawaii up nearly 2 percent over last year

Prices in the greater Honolulu area, as measured by the Consumer Price Index for All Urban Consumers (CPI-U), advanced 0.9 percent in the second half of 2010, the US Bureau of Labor Statistics reporte

Where are the Chinese visitors to Hawaii?

They just can’t get here.

Demand for Hawaii leads to formation of Hawaii Tourism Association

Hawaii-based travel trade publication eTurboNews (eTN) has announced that because of an overwhelming response to its recently conducted survey on Hawaii tourism, it has decided to establish an organiz