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Hawaii Tourism set new records last year

HONOLULU, Hawaii – “Hawaii Tourism Authority’s marketing programs drive travel demand for Hawaii, but it’s the warmth and aloha of our people throughout the islands that keep them coming back,” said Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) President and CEO George D. Szigeti, commenting on total visitor data for 2017 released today. For the sixth consecutive year, Hawaii’s tourism industry in 2017 achieved new annual record totals in five key categories, visitor spending,... Read More
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Hawaii official believed threat was real and triggered ballistic missile alert

Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Administrator Vern Miyagi has resigned, and the employee that sent the incoming ballistic missile alert in error has been fired. The internal investigation revealed that the message was not sent in error but was purposely sent. Hawaii State Adjutant General Major Gen. Joe Logan issued this statement today after the results of their internal investigation. A second state worker resigned instead of waiting for disciplinary action that... Read More
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PATA is looking for the Face of The Future of the Travel & Tourism Industry

The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is now accepting submissions for PATA Face of the Future 2018. The winner will receive complimentary round-trip economy class air ticket and accommodation to attend the Association’s Dinner and Awards Presentation during the PATA Annual Summit 2018 on May 18-21 in Gangneung, Korea (ROK). Deadline for submissions is March 9, 2018. The winner will also be provided a speaking opportunity at the PATA Youth Symposium... Read More
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Hawaii hotels break records

The Tourism Research Division of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) issued report’s findings utilizing data compiled by STR, Inc., which conducts the largest and most comprehensive survey of hotel properties in the Hawaiian islands. On average, hotels in Hawaii reported a record $212 in revenue per available room (RevPAR) for all of 2017, an increase of 5.4 percent compared to 2016, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report released today by... Read More
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Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announces soft launch of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger

Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger With its 70th Anniversary in full stride, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts announces the newest addition to its brand portfolio with a soft opening of Waikiki Beachcomber by Outrigger Feb. 1, 2018. A traditional Hawaiian blessing will mark the transition of the former Holiday Inn resort to the Outrigger-branded property. An extensive $25 million hotel renovation will follow – including all-new guest rooms and meeting spaces, revamped lobby... Read More
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Hawaii Convention Center to host futsal, basketball and volleyball tournaments on its new sports courts

Hawaii Convention Center’s Kamehameha Exhibit Hall The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and Hawaii Convention Center announced today the securing of agreements with three national sports organizations to host futsal (indoor soccer), basketball and volleyball tournaments played on the Center’s new sports courts, starting this year. All three tournaments, which will be held in the Hawaii Convention Center’s Kamehameha Exhibit Hall, will collectively attract multitudes of teams of youth players in different... Read More
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Top UNIGLOBE members meet in Wailea, Hawaii for annual Chairman’s Circle

The top performing UNIGLOBE Travel Management Companies from around the world came together on December 4, 2017 for the annual UNIGLOBE Chairman’s Circle meeting. The “by invitation only” meeting was held at the Fairmont Kea Lani in beautiful Wailea, Hawaii. The overarching message for this year’s event was successful succession. In his opening address Chairman & Founder U. Gary Charlwood said: “In business, there are two approaches to long-term planning; one... Read More
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Pacific Tsunami Threat Cancelled for Hawaii and US/Canadian West Coast

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter At 1.10 am the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center in Eva Beach, Hawaii informed there is no longer a tsunami threat for the State of Hawaii. Tsunami threats also have been canceled for all Pacific Ocean regions after a 8.2 earthquake in Alaska earlier this morning. A watch was earlier issued from Alaska to California to Hawaii. Share this: Like this: Like Loading... Previous articleConfusion: Zimbabwe Elephant... Read More
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Widespread tsunami threat for Alaska, BC, Washington, Oregon, California and Hawaii

If you are currently visiting a coastal area in Alaska, US Canadian West Coast, and Hawaii: You are under a Tsunami warning or tsunami alert! Tourists: Stay away from the beaches. Tsunamis can travel hundreds of miles per hour, so you can’t escape if you’re close enough to see one. At 1232 AM Alaska Standard Time on January 23, an earthquake with preliminary magnitude 8.2 occurred. A tsunami warning will remain in effect... Read More
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Hotel history: The First Lady of Waikiki

The Moana Hotel opened on March 11, 1901 as Waikiki’s first hotel. It is known as the “First Lady of Waikiki.” In the late 1890s, Waikiki was a swampy backwater area surrounded by duck ponds and taro fields. The beautiful beach was the site of homes of Hawaiian royalty and the wealthy kamaainas including the Honolulu landowner Walter Chamberlain Peacock. In 1896, Peacock incorporated the Moana Hotel Company and hired architect... Read More