Hawaii Tourism News 

Benchmark names new Director of Facilities for Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu

Benchmark names new Director of Facilities for Turtle Bay Resort, Oahu Benchmark has appointed new director of facilities for Turtle Bay Resort located on Oahu’s legendary North Shore. eTN contacted KEN ELLENS COMMUNICATIONS to allow us to remove the paywall for this press release. There has been no response yet. Therefore, we are making this newsworthy article available to our readers adding a paywall. Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Linkedin Print... Read More
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Hawaii visitor spending up nearly 5% in July to $1.66 billion

Ala Moana Center in Hawaii Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.66 billion in July 2018, an increase of 4.8 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). “Hawaii’s tourism industry statewide realized another robust month in July, highlighted by establishing new record high monthly totals of 939,360 visitor arrivals and 1.2 million air seats serving the state... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii is open for business!

Hawaii is open for business! The Hawaii Tourism Authority participated in a conference call today with the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency to get an update on the aftermath of the storm system that brought unusually heavy rainfall to the state over the past week. To recap, Hurricane Lane was approaching Hawaii last week until strong wind shear and trade winds steadily weakened it from a category 5 hurricane to a tropical... Read More
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Hawaii hotels: Maui, Kauai and Oahu drive performance in July 2018

Hawaii hotels Hawaii hotels statewide reported a 3.6 percent increase in revenue per available room (RevPAR) to $248 in July 2018, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). This growth was driven by a 4.9 percent increase in average daily rate (ADR) to $296, which offset a slight decline in occupancy (-1.0 percentage points to 83.8%) (Figure 1). Statewide, all classes of hotel... Read More
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Hilton Waikiki Beach names new Director of Sales and Marketing

Hilton Waikiki Beach names new Director of Sales and Marketing Jamie Choi is the new director of sales and marketing at Hilton Waikiki Beach on Kuhio. Choi functions as the leader for the sales and marketing teams of the 601-room hotel overseeing the planning and implementation of strategic programs to drive rooms and catering revenues and achieve property objectives. Choi also manages the overall branding and communications for the hotel continuing... Read More
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FEMA registration deadline for Hawaii’s April storm damage is today

Today is the last day to register for federal assistance for storm damage that occurred on the island of Kauai and Oahu due to severe storms in April. These storms caused flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Residents have until today, Monday, August 27, 2018, to register for disaster assistance with FEMA. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline. Survivors may register online at DisasterAssistance.gov... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Where in the U.S. Casinos are in desperate need for revenue

Gambling is an important revenue stream for tourism in the Mariana Islands, a U.S. territory north of Guam. In Mariana Islands, The chairman of the House Committee on Gaming will meet with the Commonwealth Casino Commissioners to discuss  Imperial Pacific International’s recent profit advisory warning. Rep. Joseph Deleon Guerrero on Friday said following the advisory submitted by IPI to the Hong Kong Stock Exchange regarding a decrease in its revenue:  “I think... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

Cargo ships now back on track to service Hilo and Kawaihae, Hawaii

Artist rendering of Matson Kanaloa Class vessel. Courtesy General Dynamics NASSCO (PRNewsFoto/Matson, Inc.) Matson Navigation Company,a U.S. carrier in the Pacific, is mobilizing to resume cargo operations to the Big Island of Hawaii following the State of Hawaii declaring the ports of Hilo and Kawaihae open for commercial operations. Having been positioned in a safe area east of the Big Island, Matson’s barge Columbia is now expected to be dockside at Hilo, Saturday,... Read More
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Hurricane Lane now a tropical storm

Tropical Storm Lane As of 5:00 p.m. HST, the National Weather Service reported that Hurricane Lane has been downgraded to a tropical storm, with maximum sustained winds of 70 miles per hour. Tropical Storm Lane is now moving 4 miles per hour in a westward direction away from the Hawaiian Islands and forecasted to become a tropical depression by Saturday night. Tropical Storm Lane, the center of which was 150 miles... Read More
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Hurricane Lane is starting to fall apart!

Hurricane Lane Satellite imagery from just a few minutes ago shows that thunderstorms to the south of the islands are pushing to the west and decoupling the bottom and top parts of Hurricane Lane. The wind shear is taking the top off and pushing it northward as the bottom part is moving southward. Wind shear is when there are two different directions in which the clouds are moving – each in... Read More