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Kauai open for business: Tourists can book travel with confidence

E komo mai! Welcome! This is the message from the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) for global travellers and tourists, travel trade professionals, and industry partners in domestic and international markets to remember as they consider booking a trip to the island of Kauai in Hawaii. All of Kauai is open and welcoming travelers to enjoy Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Shark attacks tourist on island of Kauai in Hawaii

Kauai County Ocean Safety officials closed Keoneloa Bay to swimming after a shark attacked a tourist. The shark bit a 29-year-old male visitor who was body-boarding near Shipwreck’s Beach on Kauai this morning. He was taken to receive medical care for his non-life threatening injuries. “Shark Sighted” and “No Swimming” signs have been posted long Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Hawaii “Tourism Industry Needs Better Planning, Not Budget Cuts”

The following op-ed was published by CivilBeat.org on April 18, 2018 Tourism Industry Needs Better Planning, Not Budget Cuts. The state needs to invest in marketing that strategically attracts the visitors who contribute to real economic impact. By Frank Haas“Frank Haas is president of Marketing Management, a consultancy focused on hospitality and tourism. In 2015, he helped the Hawaii Tourism Authority with its 2016 strategic plan.” Watching the evolution of Hawaii... Read More
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Diamond Resorts acquires The Modern Honolulu hotel

Diamond Resorts has closed on the acquisition of The Modern Honolulu, a boutique hotel in Honolulu, Hawaii. Rated a Forbes Travel Four-Star hotel, The Modern Honolulu adds to Diamond Resorts’ collection of premier resorts, and is the company’s first managed property on Oahu. The Modern Honolulu is typified by a modern Hawaiian vibe, ocean and Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Hawaii tourism industry needs better planning, not budget cuts

Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Hawaii Tourism Authority Logo (PRNewsfoto/Hawaii Tourism Authority) The Aloha state needs to invest in marketing that strategically attracts the visitors who contribute to real economic impact. Watching the evolution of Hawaii tourism over time has been like watching a kid grow up. We’ve had our growth spurts. We’ve skinned our knees a few times. We’ve even had some awkward phases. It seems that now we’re... Read More
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Another candidate throws his hat in the ring for Hawaii Governor

Clayton Hee, a former Hawaii State Senator, has announced that he has decided to run for Governor of the State of Hawaii. So far there are four people vying for the top political seat in the state:   Current Governor David Ige – the incumbent Colleen Hanabusa – currently a U.S. Representative Ernest Caravalho – formerly ran for Mayor of Honolulu in 2016 Clayton Hee   Alan Arakawa, the current Mayor... Read More
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PacRim Marketing Group and PRTech re-launch Chinese website about Hawaii

HONOLULU, Hawaii – PacRim Marketing Group and PRTech have redesigned their Chinese-language MyHawaii website and are hosting it on a server in China to increase loading speed and content quality. They also have re-branded it using the name, HAISHA (Having Fun in Hawaii), to resonate with Chinese travelers and attract them to Hawaii. The re-launch was facilitated in part by Tokyo-based Vector, Inc., one of the largest independent media communications firms... Read More
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Tourists rescued from Kauai floods

Kauai County spokeswoman, Sarah Blane, reported that 212 people were airlifted from the Hawaiian island of Kauai – most of them were visitors. They had no running water or electricity since Saturday when the flooding began. In addition, county buses shuttled 121 people from the Hanalei Elementary School, which also included tourists, to Princeville today Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Tourists stranded on Kauai in Hawaii due to severe flooding

Over the course of a 24-hour period, Kauai island in Hawaii was flooded with over 27 inches of rain. This resulted in landslides and flooding and even hampered air rescues. Tourists showed up at a Hanalei Elementary School shelter on Saturday evening due to flooding on the north shore of the island. Plans were to Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Fate of Hawaii Tourism Authority Budget still unknown

HONOLULU: After many years of negative State audits, the 2018 audit of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) was described as “scathing” and highlighted specific insider deals, favoritism, non-bid contracts and a glaring lack of board oversight at the Hawaii Tourism Authority. Push finally come to shove with the introduction of companion House and Senate bills with the House version becoming the vehicle. A recent Senate Draft 2 was heard and passed... Read More