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Tourists that Visit the USA? The United States Government is shut down

The US Government is officially closed and shotdown. This is your United States Government at work – or better not at work. While the US economy is booming the government is bankrupt. The deal is not about money, but is the fact the Republican Government want to get “Dreamers deported.” and Democrats wants to protect their status as immigrants. The President accused Democrats one minute after the shutdown to hold lawful... Read More
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Transparency of Hawaii’s ocean resources protects tourism

HONOLULU, HI – During the last update of the Office of Planning’s Coastal Zone Management Program’s plan in 2013, a state performance measures website was requested during the public outreach process as a means to evaluate the implementation of the Hawaii Ocean Resources Management Plan’s (ORMP) stated objectives. The office today announced the launch of the Hawaii ORMP Dashboard in response to that request which will protect perhaps tourism’s most important... Read More
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Hawaii celebrates Polynesia’s football legends and future stars

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement commenting on the celebration of Polynesia’s football’s heritage and future with the Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Ceremony and Polynesian Bowl taking place January 19 and 20. “The Polynesian Football Hall of Fame Ceremony and Polynesian Bowl are the world’s premier events honoring Polynesia’s... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism urges fan support of Pacific Rim Cup

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is sponsoring the Pacific Rim Cup as part of its sports marketing strategy to bring major sporting events to the Hawaiian islands to both elevate Hawaii’s brand as a host destination and to support the marketing of tourism, the state’s leading industry and largest provider of jobs. HTA is encouraging soccer fans to come out to Aloha Stadium next month in support of... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Lessons learned from a false alarm

Dr. Peter Tarlow, Tourism & More Consulting. 5-16-12. Darrin Bush photo. Once again, the tourism industry has had to face multiple crises not of its own making. Tourism officials this winter have had to deal with everything from an intense flu season to all sorts of political shenanigans.  No matter what the crisis is, once it occurs those of us in the tourism industry have to find ways confronting the crisis... Read More
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How to find travel industry events, trade shows and seminars

The answer is online website worldtourismevents. Travel and tourism is global business, so are many travel and tourism events, seminars, workshops, summits, and trade shows. eTurboNews (eTN) has been a proud media partner with more than 70 global events in 2018 and has been providing a listing of all relevant events on worldtourismevents. Listing of relevant events is complimentary; promoting events to a global audience of travel industry professionals is an... Read More
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Hawaii travel demand unfazed by false missile alert

HONOLULU, HI – “Tourism can be a fragile industry and the confidence of travelers in booking trips can be shaken by an incident like this.” These are the words of George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), provided the following update on HTA’s monitoring of travel demand for the Hawaiian Islands after a false alert of an inbound missile to Hawaii was mistakenly issued on January... Read More
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Maverick Helicopters expands Hawaiian operations to Kauai, Hawaii

Maverick Helicopters expands Hawaiian operations Maverick Helicopters, a division of Maverick Aviation Group, will expand operations to Hawaii’s northernmost and oldest island, Kauai, later this year. The expansion comes after nearly three years of successful operations on Maui and will be the sixth permanent location. The breathtaking flights will depart daily from the company’s facility at Port Allen Airport, located one mile southwest of Hanapepe, Kauai. “Maverick Helicopters is thrilled to... Read More
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Shopping during bomb scare: Walmart apologizes to the people of Hawaii

While many businesses in Hawaii welcomed tourists and residents during Saturday’s ballistic attack warning and offered them refuge, others did not. The devastating emergency alert seen by everyone in Hawaii said to take immediate shelter. There were several reports of businesses forcing customers out of stores and locking their doors, putting those outside in harm’s way.Among them were a number of Walmart stores in Hawaii. Walmart gives back to every community... Read More