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ITB Berlin: UNWTO says no, ICTP says yes on child protection through tourism

Sexual exploitation of children through tourism, human trafficking of children because of tourism – these are sad realities in today’s visitor industry. Leading stakeholders in the aviation and hospitality world have been putting a lot of emphasis into providing training and awareness to this dark side of travel. Interpol and national police forces like Scotland Yard, Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for January 2018

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.69 billion in January 2018, an increase of 4.9 percent compared to January 2017, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). It was the highest statewide total for visitor spending ever recorded for a single month in Hawaii’s history. Total arrivals to Hawaii grew 5.4 percent to 796,483 visitors in January, with total visitor days also increasing... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending generated $1.69 billion in January 2018

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement regarding Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for January 2018. “We are fortunate that Hawaii’s tourism industry began 2018 with outstanding results in January, highlighted by a record monthly total of $1.69 billion in visitor spending statewide. It’s notable that Maui, Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Outrigger deemed ‘extraordinary’ during 61st Annual Adrian Awards

HONOLULU – This month, Outrigger Hotels and Resorts joined the Hospitality Sales & Marketing Association International (HSMAI) in New York City for the 61st annual Adrian Awards Reception and Gala to celebrate excellence in hospitality advertising, digital marketing and public relations. A global hospitality organisation, the HSMAI “Top 25” awards showcase leaders in sales, marketing and revenue optimization of hospitality, travel, and tourism organizations for their accomplishments. With more than 1,000... Read More
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NEW REPORT SHOWS CONSUMER DEBT INCREASED FASTER IN HAWAII THAN THE NATION IN 2017

HONOLULU – The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today, “2017 Quarterly Consumer Debt Report,” which shows total consumer debt increased 4.1 percent for Hawaii consumers between the first quarter and the fourth quarter of 2017, higher than the 3.5 percent experienced at the national level. “This report highlights why home equity lines of credit and home equity loans are more popular in Hawaii than the... Read More
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Noble House Hotels & Resorts Names Lou Cirelli Director of Sales for Kona Kai Resort & Spa

SAN DIEGO, Calif. (February 20, 2018) – Noble House Hotels & Resorts, Ltd., a hotel ownership and management group with an upscale portfolio of 15 distinct and visually captivating properties spanning the U.S., today announced the appointment of Lou Cirelli as Director of Sales for Kona Kai Resort & Spa, the hotel group’s legendary property located on the tip of Shelter Island in San Diego. An award-winning Noble House veteran with... Read More
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I live in a museum: Life as a snowbird in Waikiki’s Discovery Bay

By Dr. Anton Anderssen On the mainland, when the groundhog sees his shadow, there are six more weeks of winter on the horizon. In Hawaii, when the flamingo sees his shadow, there are six more weeks of paradise – especially for us snowbirds who live here from Christmas to Easter. It took 39 visits to Hawaii to figure out the right place to live as a seasonal tourist. We explored all... Read More
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Life as a Hawaii snowbird

On the mainland, when the groundhog sees his shadow, there are six more weeks of winter on the horizon. In Hawaii, when the flamingo sees his shadow, there are six more weeks of paradise – especially for us snowbirds who live here from Christmas to Easter. It took 39 visits to Hawaii to figure out Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Caught and official: Hawaii Tourism Authority’s incompetent

Leslie H. Kondo, Hawaii State Auditor said,  we express our appreciation to the officials and staff of the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority and other individuals whom we contacted during the course of our audit, for their cooperation and assistance. This publisher Juergen Thomas Steinmetz said: " eTurboNews started in 1999, about the same time the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) started.  Since 1999 I tried to reach out to the leadership of the... Read More
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Maui No Ka Oi leads the way in Hawaii tourism

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Tourism Research Division 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. Hawaii hotels began 2018 with a strong showing statewide, reporting average revenue per available room (RevPAR) of $241 (+5.4%) in January, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report released today by HTA. Statewide average daily rate (ADR) grew to... Read More