Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii hotels start the year off with a bang

“We anticipated January would be a good month for Hawaii’s hotels statewide given the additional airlift coming into the state,” said Jennifer Chun, Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) director of tourism research. 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 Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Benchmark names new Vice President and Managing Director for Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu, Hawaii

Benchmark has appointed Jerry Gibson vice president and managing director for Turtle Bay Resort, a Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property located on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Greg Champion, president, made the announcement. “It is with great pleasure that I welcome Jerry to Benchmark and to Turtle Bay Resort,” said Mr. Champion. “I can’t Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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“Ke Au Hawaii: the Year of the Hawaiian” honors the history, traditions, language and culture of Hawaiian people

On February 16, Governor Ige declared 2018 as “Ke Au Hawaii: the Year of the Hawaiian” in honor of the history, traditions, language and culture of the Hawaiian people. The timing for the governor’s proclamation was especially appropriate given that 2018 marks the 40th anniversary of the Hawaiian language immersion programs that saved the Hawaiian Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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World’s 2018 Best Beaches named

The winners of the Travelers’ Choice awards for Beaches were announced today. The gorgeous Grace Bay in Turks and Caicos won the top honor as the best beach in the world this year, up from the number two ranking last year and reclaiming the top spot it held in 2016. Florida’s Clearwater Beach was the Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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ACE MICE is waving the eTurboNews Flag at Istanbul Congress Center

The larges Meeting and Incentive trade show ACE MICE was opened this morning in Istanbul, Turkey. eTurboNews is a media partner for the largest Turkish Meeting and Incentive (MICE) Tourism Event. The eTN Banner is prominently displayed at the main entrance of the Istanbul Congress Center (ICC). Turkish Airlines is the official airline for ACE Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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United Airlines to start Boeing 737 MAX 9 service from Houston and Los Angeles

United Airlines today announced it has added its newest aircraft type, the Boeing 737 MAX 9, to its domestic flight schedules. The MAX 9 features Boeing’s Advanced Technology winglets and fuel efficient engines providing a quieter ride and the ability to fly farther on less fuel. United expects to begin operating MAX 9 aircraft on Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Milestone Celebrated By Family Owned Honolulu Cookie Company

Once a small mom-and-pop operation, Honolulu Cookie Company is marking its 20th anniversary this year with new core flavors, special packaging, commemorative merchandise and a continuing pledge that its trademark pineapple-shaped, delicious premium shortbread cookies will be baked fresh daily in Hawai'i. Founders Keith and Janet Sung's vision for a cookie that represented true Hawaiian hospitality has broadly grown from wholesale accounts to 17 retail stores in Hawai'i, Guam, and Las... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Parts of United engine lost in flight over Pacific

On a United Airlines flight from California to Hawaii today, the aircraft lost parts of an engine while flying over the Pacific Ocean. Flight #1175 landed safely in Honolulu from San Francisco, and all passengers were able to deplane in a normal fashion. According to Hawaii Department of Transportation spokesman, Tim Sakahara, one of the Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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New $1.1 billion concourse at Honolulu airport

Honolulu’s international airport will be receiving a $1.1 billion upgrade in the form of a new concourse that will provide a new area for international arrivals, along with more gates and passenger capacity. The Hawaii State Legislature appropriate the funding for this project 2 years ago. Airport officials now need to award a contract to Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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ACLU of Hawaii demands Hawaii Department of Education end sex discrimination against female athletes

HONOLULU – The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaiʻi Foundation (“ACLU of Hawaiʻi”) has sent a letter to the Hawaiʻi Department of Education (“DOE”) demanding it take immediate action to cease sex discrimination against female athletes in DOE schools. On February 7, 2018, Honolulu Civil Beat released an article titled, Female Athletes Get the Short End of the Stick at Some Hawaii High Schools, highlighting the lack of separate athletic locker... Read More