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Lahaina Loft answers growing demand for unique event cenues on Maui

Lahaina Loft, a contemporary oceanfront event space is Maui’s newest premier venue for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings, meeting the growing demand for alternative celebration venues on the island. The quintessential loft located on historic Front Street, features white walls, wood floors and large windows as well as an outdoor lanai (balcony) offering picturesque Maui ocean and sunset views. Featuring 2,000-square-feet of air-conditioned event space, the spacious layout delivers limitless... Read More
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Outrigger surfs into Duke’s OceanFest as official hotel partner

Outrigger Hotels and Resorts is again making waves in Waikiki as the official hotel sponsor of Duke’s OceanFest – the premier ocean sports festival from Aug. 18-16 that celebrates Hawaii’s original ambassador of Aloha, Duke Paoa Kahanamoku. With mix of surf contests, paddleboard races, beach volleyball and so much more – guests can ride the energy with the Duke’s OceanFest VIP Package – inclusive of access to the brand new Voyager... Read More
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DBEDT releases population and economic projections for Hawaii to 2045

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today, “Population and Economic Projections for the State of Hawaii to 2045.” The report shows that Hawaii’s economy, measured by real gross domestic product (GDP), will grow at 1.7 percent per year between 2016 and 2045; civilian jobs will grow at 0.8 percent annual rate; population will grow at 0.5 percent annual rate; and visitor arrivals by air planes... Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines adds Sacramento, California – Kahului, Maui service

Hawaiian Airlines Starting next year, Hawaiian Airlines will start daily flights between Sacramento, California, and Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. Service is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2019. The daily flight will take place on an Airbus A321neo, departing Sacramento at 8:30 am and arriving in Kahului at 11:15 am. A return flight will then take off from Kahului at 12:45 pm and land back in Sacramento at 8:55 pm. yahoo Facebook... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii Tourism chief axed

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) board voted unanimously to fire its current President and CEO George Szigeti. The board voted today to fire him without cause. Szigeti’s last day as chief of the HTA will be October 31, 2018. The following day, he will be paid 6 months of pay as a lump sum as part of his severance package. The CEO’s annual salary is $297,675 plus a protocol fund in... Read More
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Hawaii tourists love to spend money in the Aloha State!

“May was the fourth straight month that Hawaii’s tourism industry realized double-digit increases in air seat capacity and visitor spending, two key categories that are interrelated and vital to the state’s economic health,” said George D. Szigeti, President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), commenting on the results of spending by Hawaii tourists for the month of May 2018. Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.42... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism to benefit from added air monitoring stations for Big Island vog

Big Island vog The Kilauea eruptions on the Island of Hawaii are slowly subsiding, but are still ongoing, and many tourists have questions about the air quality, also known as Big Island vog (volcanic smog). To address the issue of air quality, the Hawaii Department of Health (DOH) will install 10 additional permanent air quality monitoring stations to measure fine particles (PM2.5) and sulfur dioxide (SO2) on Hawaii Island to enhance... Read More
Kona kamaainas 

National tech company expands to Kona, creating jobs

HONOLULU, Hawaii — With support from the Hawaii Technology Development Corporation (HTDC), Tridentis Advanced Marine Vehicles (AMV) launched in Kona last November to continue its development of the world’s most advanced autonomous and unmanned marine vehicles, working with the National Oceanographic and Atmospheric Agency (NOAA). Tridentis AMV is a wholly owned subsidiary of Tridentis, LLC, a national technology company founded in Virginia. HTDC awarded the company with a Hawaii Small Business... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Journalist Presented Revealing Data During June Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association Event

UPDATED 6/27/2018 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Waikiki Bureau Chief Allison Schaefers’ June 13th, 2018, presentation to the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) was entitled, “You've got the crumbs, they've got the bread: More than 70 percent of daily visitor spending goes to hotels, transportation and food.” Schaefers has covered Hawaii tourism for more than a decade and was a staff writer for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida and has written for the... Read More
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Hawaii hotels statewide report continued strong growth in May

Hawaii hotels statewide report continued strong growth in May Hawaii hotels statewide continued the strong growth in 2018 with May reporting 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). Hotels statewide averaged RevPAR of $203 (+8.1%), ADR of $256 (+6.1%), and occupancy of 79.5 percent (+1.5 percentage points) in May... Read More