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Waikiki to see new tower of timeshares

A new vacation option is on the horizon for travelers to Waikiki in the form of timeshare units for extended-stay holidays. Bringing another vacation option for travelers to tourist hot spot Waikiki, development for a 32-story tower is underway. Construction is anticipated to start in the second quarter of 2019, with completion in the first quarter of 2022. Sales of timeshare units are expected to begin in the middle of 2020.... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Waikiki to see new tower of timeshares

Hilton Grand Vacations Bringing another vacation option for travelers to tourist hot spot Waikiki, development for a 32-story tower is underway. Construction is anticipated to start in the second quarter of 2019, with completion in the first quarter of 2022. Sales of timeshare units are expected to begin in the middle of 2020. A 1.05-acre site purchased by Hilton Grand Vacations, Inc., in partnership with BSC KVSC, LLC, includes the King’s... Read More
Global news for Hawaii kamaainas 

Global Tourism Summit Honolulu: Are you Tourism Safety Certified?

Become Tourism Safety Certified is an important message at the upcoming Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu at a session on October 3. George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO, said, “This session is a must-do for any organization whose operations are dependent on public safety and security, especially during an unexpected crisis. These panelists have dealt with the aftermath of major tragedies and will provide valuable advice and recommendations that every destination... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

From Siri to Alexa to Sophia the Robot: Innovations changing travel and tourism

Sophia the Robot From Siri to Alexa and beyond, the world of AI and robotics is evolving continuously, bringing advancements to our lives. How can such innovations be integrated into your world and affect change and growth within the travel and tourism industry in the near future? Artificial intelligence (AI) will take center stage – literally – on October 1, the opening day of the Global Tourism Summit, and leading the... Read More
Sophia the Robot Hawaii Tourism News 

From Siri to Alexa to Sophia the Robot: Innovations changing travel and tourism

From Siri to Alexa and beyond, the world of AI and robotics is evolving continuously, bringing advancements to our lives. How can such innovations be integrated into your world and affect change and growth within the travel and tourism industry in the near future? Maybe we should ask Sophia the Robot. Artificial intelligence (AI) will take center stage – literally – on October 1, the opening day of the Global Tourism... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas 

Would a green wave traffic system have prevented a serious accident in Honolulu today?

A middle age man was seriously injured this afternoon when he was hit by an SUV on Nimitz Highway by South Marina trying to cross the 6 lane road using a clearly marked crossroad. A witness posted this to his Facebook: "Shocking! Driving on Nimitz Hwy towards town and by South Marina across from the harbor, a guy was trying to cross the 3-lane at each direction Nimitz Highway using the... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

Hawaii Tourism to reveal marketing promotions for 2019 at Global Tourism Summit

Hawaii Global Tourism Summit Opening day of the Global Tourism Summit will feature the unveiling of marketing programs being implemented in 2019 to promote leisure and business travel to the Hawaii from major markets worldwide. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the Global Tourism Summit takes place October 1-3 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The summit theme – Charting the Course – encapsulates the balance of managing tourism’s... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Peak summer travel in Hawaii increased despite Hurricane Lane

Hawaii Hawaii hotels statewide and in Maui County, Kauai, and Oahu reported increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) in August, even as Hurricane Lane’s approach to the Hawaiian Islands increased cancellations to reduce occupancy. Hotels on the island of Hawaii reported declines or flat results in RevPAR, ADR and occupancy for the third straight month, with Lane contributing to the downturn caused by the Kilauea... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News kamaainas 

Daily Workout in Waikiki NO Gym necessary

Marco has been a professional fitness instructor for more than 25 years. Equipped with a top German diploma and a unique approach to only use your own body - you can say goodbye to expensive gym memberships. Marco says: "I train exclusively with my own body or body weight to correct deficits in the muscular area with full-body exercises and coordination training. I always use movements from everyday life and always... Read More
Hawaii timeshare Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii timeshare occupancy grew whopping 91.5 percent

Timeshare properties in the Hawaiian Islands reported an average occupancy rate of 91.5 percent (+1.6 percentage points) in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report: April-June 2018, issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In comparison, hotel properties statewide recorded an average occupancy rate of 80.6 percent (+1.3 percentage points) in the second quarter. Jennifer Chun, HTA tourism research director, commented, “During a quarter that... Read More