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Singapore – Berlin now non stop air on Scoot

Scoot Singapore – Berlin is now a non stop flight onSingapore Airlines low cost carrier Scoot. Scoot, Asia/Pacific’s Low Cost Airline for four consecutive years and the low-cost arm of the Singapore Airlines (SIA) Group, launched its inaugural flight to Berlin today, the first of its four-times-weekly non-stop Singapore-Berlin services. The capital city of Germany is Scoot’s third long-haul destination after Athens in Greece and Honolulu in the United States, both... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

New nonstop: Sacramento, California – Kona, Hawaii

alaska airlines Alaska Airlines announced it has added nonstop service between Sacramento, California, and Kona, Hawaii. “We look forward to Alaska Airlines’ new route from Sacramento to Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport at Keahole launching this winter,” said Island of Hawaii Visitors Bureau Executive Director Ross Birch. “This will give travelers an additional nonstop avenue between the island of Hawaii and the West Coast, and support continued demand from Northern California.... Read More
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Osaka earthquake: Aftershocks continuing but transportation network resumed

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Earthquake Japan On Monday dozens of domestic flights in and out of Osaka were grounded, while train and subway service in the Osaka area, including bullet trains, was suspended to check for damage. Passengers exited trains on the tracks between stations. International airlines including US based Hawaiian Airlines waved cancellation fees for flights to Osaka. On Tuesday bullet trains and some local trains resumed operation in... Read More
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Greed by airlines: Unsafe American skies and death in an emergency

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Passengers evacuate American Airlines flight 383 after the plane caught fire upon takeoff Oct. 28, 2016 at O'Hare Airport. | Youtube Every second counts after an emergency landing. Are Jet Blue, Southwest Airlines, United, Delta, American Airlines, Alaska Airlines, Hawaiian Airlines and other airlines still able to evacuate their planes safely within the mandated 90 seconds in case of an emergency? If no, this can cost lives.... Read More
Aloha Tokyo Global news for Hawaii 

Iconic Hawaii-based hospitality company sponsors Aloha Tokyo

According to Hawaii Tourism Authority, Japan is Hawaii’s largest international market – in 2017, more than 1.5 million visitors from Japan travelled to the Hawaiian Islands. The Aloha Tokyo festival, now in its 16th year, helps to perpetuate this love for Hawaii. This event saw 170,000 attendees over 3 exciting days of Hawaiian-inspired food stalls, vendor booths, crafts and three stages – all kicking off Japan’s summer with a taste of... Read More
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Boycott travel to China if you love dogs

eating dogs in China Boycott travel to China altogether. Voices are getting louder and louder to forget China as a travel and tourism destination. These voices however disappear in tourism destinations around the world, because of the importance of Chinese visitors they wanted to attract to their own shores or cities. Here is why. Eating dog meat may just be a way for the local government to boost tourist numbers in the south-western town... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Well dressed homeless in Waikiki now begging tourists for money

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter While hotels and resorts in Waikiki are running record numbers and tourists from China had been identified as top spenders, record profits are not converting in the ability for the State of Hawaii to take care of their homeless population. The solution has often been finding a reason to chase homeless families from one park to another. Just about a year ago the sidewalk of... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

What the Hawaii Tourism Authority won’t tell you

Mass cancellations for Hawaii –  a reality for the Island of Hawaii. 20-30 % of future tourists to Hawaii Island are canceling, according to local tour operators. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is up to the neck in unrelated problems and under attack by the legislator and an internal audit for mishandling money, inside deals. According to insiders, there is a great and safe opportunity for HTA to promote travel to... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

What the Hawaii Tourism Authority won’t tell visitors on Hawaii Island and the volcano

Mass cancellations for Hawaii –  a reality for the Island of Hawaii. 20-30 % of future tourists to Hawaii Island are canceling, according to local tour operators. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is up to the neck in unrelated problems and under attack by the legislator and an internal audit for mishandling money, inside deals. According to insiders, there is a great and safe opportunity for HTA to promote travel to... Read More
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Hawai’i County residents may register for assistance from Kilauea Volcano losses

Residents of Hawai‘i County who suffered damage or losses from the recent Kilauea Volcano eruption and earthquakes, can now register for disaster assistance with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA). The amendment to the presidential disaster declaration of May 11, 2018 now makes federal assistance available to eligible individuals, business owners and private non-profit organizations in Hawai‘i County. A Disaster Recovery Center (DRC), jointly operated by the state of Hawai‘i and... Read More