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Hawaii visitor spending in April surges to US$1.42 billion

“Hawaii tourism continued to enjoy the benefits of increased air seat capacity and strong travel demand during the shoulder month of April, as visitor spending grew … to $1.42 billion,” said George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands showed an increase of 13.4 percent compared to last year, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Hawaii’s... Read More
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Who is the new PATA Executive Board?

PATA Chief Executive Officer Dr. Mario Hardy The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) elected a new PATA Executive Board . Dr. Chris Bottrill, Director, International and Dean of the Faculty of Fine and Applied Arts at Capilano University in North Vancouver, Canada as Chairman of the PATA Executive Board. He replaces Ms. Sarah Mathews, Head of Destination Marketing APAC – TripAdvisor, Hong Kong SAR, who was elected Chairman in May 2017 and... Read More
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Nation’s premier beach volleyball tour will add Hawaii stop in partnership with state’s Tourism Authority

The Association of Volleyball Professionals (AVP) Hawaii Invitational, presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), will be held in the heart of Waikiki Beach from September 14-16, 2018. Today, AVP, the nation’s premier beach volleyball tour, in partnership with HTA announced a first-of-its-kind beach volleyball event, the AVP Hawaii Invitational, presented by HTA. This international exhibition event will bring together top male and female beach volleyball stars from across the United... Read More
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Quality in Hawaii Tourism: Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell on a global UNWTO stage in China

IMFT 2018 Creating a Quality Tourism Experience in Hawaii was on center stage  at the 2018 International Mayor’s Forum on Tourism (IMFT)-Zhengzhou, China. The conference was held by the Ministry of Culture and Tourism of the People’s Republic of China and the People’s Government of Henan Province in collaboration with World Tourism Organization (UNWTO). This global event concluded in Zhengzhou, Henan Province yesterday. Under the theme of “City Tourism Innovation in... Read More

Geoffrey Lipman on Climate Change: Our entire planetary lifestyle will be shattered irreversibly

“Climate Change is the major eXistential challenge we face – if we fail to respond now, our entire planetary lifestyle will be shattered irreversibly. There are no options. Speaking yesterday  at the International Conference on Digitalisation and Sustainable Tourism in Mauritius, Professor Geoffrey Lipman co-founder of SUNx and TraNexus blockchain solutions and president of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) highlighted the fact that: Professor Lipman described the link between... Read More
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USS Arizona Memorial access update

Due to a critical structural and safety issue impacting the USS Arizona Memorial dock and visitor loading ramp, the Memorial will remain closed to visitation for an undetermined period of time while repairs are made. During the course of repairs, the free USS Arizona Memorial programs will proceed on schedule. Visitors will continue to see the 25-minute documentary film followed by a harbor tour of Battleship Row in close proximity to... Read More
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DBEDT predicts accelerated economic growth in 2018 for Hawaii

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its second quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report, which shows Hawaii’s economy started to accelerate during the first quarter of 2018 and the economic growth in 2018 will be better than previously projected. The accelerated projection is due to the strong performance of tourism and the continued improvement in the labor market. During the first quarter of 2018, Hawaii continued to... Read More

Hawaii Governor David Ige: “Air quality is safe in the Hawaiian Islands”

Knowing travelers are expressing concerns about emissions from Kilauea volcano, Hawaii Governor David Ige and State Department of Health Director Dr. Virginia Pressler emphasized today that the air quality of the Hawaiian Islands is safe and should not dissuade them from booking vacations. Dr. Pressler commented, “The air quality for the vast majority of the Hawaiian Islands is clean and healthy. The emissions from Kilauea volcano are a non-factor for Oahu,... Read More
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Creative Lab Hawaii music program set to begin on Hawaii Island this summer

Creative Lab Hawaii Under the Direction of the Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) and its Creative Industries Division, Creative Lab Hawaii (CLH) is set to begin its summer program for music and transmedia. CLH is welcoming songwriters and storytellers to join the program on the Big Island this summer. “We’re thrilled to offer our neighbor island communities the opportunity to experience the Creative Lab Hawaii Programs, connecting our... Read More
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Hawaii hotels report solid increases in revenue and average daily rate in April

April is a traditionally off-peak travel month, however, Hawaii hotels statewide reported solid increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and room occupancy, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In April, hotels statewide averaged RevPAR of $217 (+7.9%) and ADR of $269 - eTurboNews (eTN) - Global Travel and Tourism News with a touch on human rights Click... Read More