Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii visitors spent over $9 billion so far this year

Hawaii “Hawaii’s peak summer travel season began with a strong month of June. All of the islands recorded double-digit increases in visitor spending, except for the island of Hawaii, which was down by less than one percent. The ongoing eruption of Kilauea volcano clearly made an impact on travel to the island, particularly with a nearly 20 percent drop in day trips during June,” said the President and CEO of the... Read More
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Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board commemorates 20th anniversary

The Hawaii Small Business Regulatory Review Board (SBRRB) is celebrating its 20th anniversary. The SBRRB is the “watchdog” for the more than 128,000 small businesses in that may be impacted by rules and regulations promulgated by state and county agencies. Small businesses in Hawaii employ more than 52 percent of the private workforce in the state. Their primary role is to provide recommendations to the Office of the Governor, the Hawaii... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

FEMA: Registration deadline for Hawaii Kilauea volcano disaster assistance is August 13

Registration deadline for Hawaii Kilauea volcano FEMA disaster assistance is August 13 Hawaii County residents with losses as a result of the Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes have through Monday, August 13, 2018 to register for disaster assistance with FEMA. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so by visiting the Disaster Recovery Center now located at the Pāhoa Neighborhood Facility, 15-3022 Kauhale Street in Pāhoa. Hours at... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

IATA on Airline and Airport Human Trafficking: A misery for millions

In support of the United Nations, World Day Against Trafficking in Persons, Airports Council International (ACI) World and the International Air Transport Association (IATA) emphasized their joint commitment and work to help combat human trafficking. Aviation connects the world, carrying more than four billion passengers a year, but this global network is also used nefariously by traffickers to transport people against their will. Airlines and airports are determined to assist authorities... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

Why eTN joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization this week?

Caribbean Tourism Organization and eturboNews eTN Corporation, the owner of eTurboNews officially joined the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) as a member this week. The Caribbean Tourism Organization is a tourism development agency with 24 Dutch, English, Spanish, and French country members along with a myriad of private-sector allied members. The CTO’s vision is to position the Caribbean as the most desirable, year-round, warm-weather destination for a holiday. Its purpose is guided... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: 3 new executives wanted

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is actively seeking applicants to be considered for the positions of President and Chief Executive Officer, Chief Administrative Officer, and Vice President of Marketing and Product Development. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is the State of Hawaii agency responsible for managing tourism, and today it initiated the process to identify and appoint executives to fill 3 key leadership positions. On June 29, the Hawaii Tourism Authority board... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

Failed at BBB: Sixt Car Rental USA “C-Ratings” lost in cultural German translation?

Sixt-Car-Hire-Branches The Better Business Bureau (BBB) gave Sixt Car Rental USA in Fort Lauderdale a C Minus as a rating. This is not good. Too many unresolved complaints show a pattern of unresolved issues resulting in complaints by U.S. customers. Is this rating justified? Sixt is a different car rental company in America – an American car rental company based in Florida with a stubborn German attitude from Bavaria. Sixt car rental... Read More
Hawaii Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii ranks high compared to international “sun and sea” destinations

Sun and sea destinations abound around the globe, but time and time again, the Aloha state of Hawaii ranks at the top for chosen ocean holidays. Hawaii hotels statewide recorded the highest revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) of the top U.S. markets in the first six months of 2018, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Year-to-date, RevPAR... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

Homeless on Waikiki Beach: Why not give people dignity in work?

Homeless in Hawaii sounds exotic, but it has become an emergency for the Aloha State.Homeless citizens are residing on sidewalks, parks, filthy neighborhoods, public bathrooms, tourist beach facilities. Among the homeless population are a record number of minors, some started to turn to criminal activities in Waikiki. Waikiki is the center of tourism and the economic engine of Hawaii. Many hotels say “Not our problem.” It will be a problem when... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii Convention Center hosts Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit

Hawaii Convention Center Hawaii’s Global Tourism Summit is taking place October 1-3 at the Hawaii Convention Center and everyone, who wants to have input in tourism’s future, is encouraged to attend. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, the annual Summit is a superb opportunity for anyone – regardless of whether they work in tourism or not – to better understand the benefits, challenges and impact of our largest industry, and how... Read More