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USS Arizona Memorial access update

Due to a critical structural and safety issue impacting the USS Arizona Memorial dock and visitor loading ramp, the Memorial will remain closed to visitation for an undetermined period of time while repairs are made. During the course of repairs, the free USS Arizona Memorial programs will proceed on schedule. Visitors will continue to see the 25-minute documentary film followed by a harbor tour of Battleship Row in close proximity to... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

DBEDT predicts accelerated economic growth in 2018 for Hawaii

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its second quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report, which shows Hawaii’s economy started to accelerate during the first quarter of 2018 and the economic growth in 2018 will be better than previously projected. The accelerated projection is due to the strong performance of tourism and the continued improvement in the labor market. During the first quarter of 2018, Hawaii continued to... Read More

Hawaii Governor David Ige: “Air quality is safe in the Hawaiian Islands”

Knowing travelers are expressing concerns about emissions from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Governor David Ige and State Department of Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler emphasized today that the air quality of the Hawaiian Islands is safe and should not dissuade them from booking vacations. Dr. Pressler commented, “The air quality for the vast majority of the Hawaiian Islands is clean and healthy. The emissions from Kilauea volcano are a non-factor for Oahu,... Read More
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Creative Lab Hawaii music program set to begin on Hawaii Island this summer

Creative Lab Hawaii Under the Direction of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and its Creative Industries Division, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is set to begin its summer program for music and transmedia. CLH is welcoming songwriters and storytellers to join the program on the Big Island this summer. “We’re thrilled to offer our neighbor island communities the opportunity to experience the Creative Lab Hawaii Programs, connecting our... Read More
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Hawaii hotels report solid increases in revenue and average daily rate in April

April is a traditionally off-peak travel month, however, Hawaii hotels statewide reported solid increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and room occupancy, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In April, hotels statewide averaged RevPAR of $217 (+7.9%) and ADR of $269 - eTurboNews (eTN) - Global Travel and Tourism News with a touch on human rights Click... Read More
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Volcanic vog turns air unhealthy in resorts on Maui

Maui is under a volcanic vog at this time. Tourists visiting the Island and beaches of Maui may not have any idea why it is foggy at this time? How unhealthy is the air today in Kihei, Lahaina, and Kaanapali? Maui hotel managers, leaders of the Maui travel and tourism industry, and Maui County health - eTurboNews (eTN) - Global Travel and Tourism News with a touch on human rights Click... Read More
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki To Honor The Golden Voice of Hawaii, Alfred Apaka

  HONOLULU, HAWAI`I: MAY 21, 2018 – A free event honoring the musical legacy and memory of “The Golden Voice of Hawai`i” Alfred Aholo Apaka will be presented from 7:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in the ground floor Pualeilani Atrium at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki hotel. Located at 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, the event is sponsored by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, the Hawaiian... Read More
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Hawaii Governor David Ige: “Travel is Safe to the Hawaiian Islands”

As dramatic video footage is shown daily from the island of Hawaii of lava flowing, new fissures opening and ash plumes, Hawaii Governor David Ige reassured people worldwide that Kilauea volcano is being closely monitored and stated emphatically: “Travel is safe to the Hawaiian Islands.” Governor Ige noted, “We have a skilled contingent of scientists, - eTurboNews (eTN) - Global Travel and Tourism News with a touch on human rights Click... Read More
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Hawaii welcomes 2018 Global Tourism Summit

Building on the success of the 2017 Global Tourism Summit with a record number of attendees, the Summit will continue to be a gathering of thought leaders from around the world who represent the global marketplace. This year, our three day Summit will be: A COLLABORATION & NETWORKING ON INDUSTRY-LEADING VISION, BEST PRACTICES, AND GLOBAL - eTurboNews (eTN) - Global Travel and Tourism News with a touch on human rights Click... Read More
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The 100 best U.S. summer travel destinations: Washington DC leading

1 Washington-Arlington-Alexandria, DC-VA-MD-WV Metro Area 67.34 9 84 8 19 14 6 2 Orlando-Kissimmee-Sanford, FL Metro Area 67.25 23 14 9 62 2 67 3 Austin-Round Rock, TX Metro Area 66.37 19 36 13 21 18 32 4 Chicago-Naperville-Elgin, IL-IN-WI Metro Area 66.18 8 86 4 55 3 38 5 Atlanta-Sandy Springs-Roswell, GA Metro Area 65.93 10 55 16 15 10 58 6 Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metro Area 64.85 1 34 36... Read More