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Is Hawaiian Culture a Commodity to be horse traded through tourism?

Hawaii is again recording a record increase in visitor arrivals despite the ongoing pandemic, but Hawaii Tourism Chief Jon de Fries has additional worries. He sees the Hawaiian culture is once again reduced to a mere commodity, and is fighting the Hawaii State Senate for taking his control over the Transient Accommodation Tax. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Online Read More
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14,000 tourists arrived in Hawaii 4/8

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Friday, April 9, 2021, in the Aloha State show that a little over 14,000 tourists arrived in Hawaii yesterday for vacation or pleasure. Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ 87 New COVID-19 Cases Reported. DOH reports 87 new cases of coronavirus today. This report includes cases up until Wednesday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State... Read More
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Hawaii summer travel expected to be busy

HONOLULU – The Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation (HDOT) encourages persons planning to fly into or from Hawaiʻi’s Airports to prepare for a busy summer travel season. Preliminary visitor statistics show an average of 20,906 passengers arriving daily, which is approximately 70-percent of pre-COVID numbers (source: http://dbedt.hawaii.gov/visitor/dailypax-dashboard/). Given the current trends, HDOT recommends that departing travelers follow the tips from the Transportation Security Administration (TSA) such as arriving more than two hours prior... Read More
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87 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 4/9

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 87 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 30,571 (up 0.3% from the previous day). To date, 1,321,772 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 30,401 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.7%. Currently, the average daily cases is 88.1. There were a total of 1312 cases reported in the past... Read More
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Why Timeshares are dead

Timeshare used to be streets ahead of the rest of the travel industry," says Andrew Cooper - CEO of European Consumer Claims. "People were sick of arriving at hotels that were nothing like the glossy pictures from the brochure. Timeshare came along and offered to guarantee standards at exclusive clubs. It would cost more, but people were happy to pay. - eTurboNews | Trends | Travel News Online Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 Update: 4/8

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Thursday, April 8, 2021, in the Aloha State. Department of Health: Vaccine eligibility expands to people age 50 and older on O‘ahu  DOH will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to O‘ahu residents age 50 and older beginning Monday, April 12.  “This is a great opportunity for residents 50 and older on O‘ahu to register before vaccine eligibility opens... Read More
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3 Deaths and 122 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 4/8

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Thursday, April 7, 2021, in the Aloha State.        In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 122 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 30,485 (up 0.4% from the previous day). To date, 1,315,884 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 30,324 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s... Read More
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O‘ahu businesses and activities continue in Tier 3

Mayor Rick Blangiardi and Governor David Ige have come to an agreement that the City and County of Honolulu will continue to operate in Tier 3 of the reopening strategy for the next four weeks, meaning O‘ahu businesses and activities will continue operations without reverting back to the Tier 2 framework at the present time. “I would like to thank Governor Ige for his support and allowing the community to stay in... Read More
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Traffic Advisory: Streets in Kalihi

The public is advised that there will be roadwork on various streets in the Kalihi area. The project on Pu‘uhale Road, Kopke Street, Gulick Avenue, Bannister Street and Place, Waterhouse Street, Stanley Street, and Wilcox Lane started this week and expected to be completed in September 2021. Working hours are between 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m., Monday through Friday, and possibly Saturdays from 9 a.m. to 5:30 p.m. Motorists are advised... Read More
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Vaccines open to people 50 and older Monday 4/12

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) will expand COVID-19 vaccine eligibility to O‘ahu residents age 50 and above beginning Monday, April 12.  “This is a great opportunity for residents 50 and older on O‘ahu to register before vaccine eligibility opens to everyone 16 and older on April 19,” said Health Director Dr. Elizabeth Char. “I encourage everyone who is eligible today to schedule their appointment as soon as possible.”  A wide... Read More
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11th Annual Kualoa/Hakipu‘u Canoe Festival continues virtually

Perpetuating the ocean voyaging culture of Native Hawaiians, and all of our islands’ inhabitants, is the focus of a Virtual Wa‘a Fest launched today as part of the 11th Annual Kualoa/Hakipu‘u Canoe Festival.   Through a series of six videos, interested participants from around the world can enjoy five experienced watermen and women as they pass along their mana‘o (wisdom) in their respective areas of expertise. Wherever you have access to... Read More
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75 security cameras being installed in City parks

A partnership between the City and County of Honolulu and the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) aims to enhance security across four City park locations through a joint effort to install 75 security cameras. The cameras are primarily located on the exterior of comfort station buildings (bathrooms) at the following City park locations: Kūhiō Beach ParkKapi‘olani Regional Park/Paki Community ParkFoster Botanical GardenAla Moana Regional Park The City paid for the cost of... Read More
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Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update: 4/7

Hawaii Daily COVID-19 update of coronavirus reports and statistics from government departments as of Wednesday, April 7, 2021, in the Aloha State. Department of Health: https://health.hawaii.gov/coronavirusdisease2019/what-you-should-know/current-situation-in-hawaii/ Daily and Weekly Preliminary Vaccine Administration Updates 76 New COVID-19 Cases Reported. DOH reports 76 new cases of coronavirus today. This report includes cases up until Monday at 11:59 p.m. Full data is posted on the State COVID-19 dashboard and on the DOH Disease Outbreak... Read More
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Pacific Summer Transportation Education Program applications due April 15

The Hawaii Department of Transportation (HDOT) is encouraging high school students, between grades 9 and 12, to apply for the 2021 Pacific Summer Transportation Education Program (PAC-STEP). PAC-STEP gives students an opportunity to explore the various modes of transportation (land, sea, air, and transit) through a virtual learning environment. Classes will be held via Zoom Meeting software with additional in-person lectures by local professionals in the transportation field, and the program... Read More
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76 New Hawaii COVID-19 Cases: 4/7

In the latest COVID-19 cases report from the Government of the Aloha State, 76 new Hawaii COVID-19 cases were reported bringing the total to 30,363 (up 0.3% from the previous day). To date, 1,310,017 COVID-19 tests have been conducted with 30,210 resulting in a positive reading and marking today’s positivity rate at 1.7%. Currently, the average daily cases is 93.4. There were a total of 1345 cases reported in the past... Read More