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How safe is tourism in Waikiki? Drive-by shooting shocks visitors

The search for a gunman continues in Sunday's Waikiki shooting. Honolulu police are still on the hunt for a gunman who shot an 18-year-old in Waikiki. That man went to the hospital in serious condition on Sunday night after police and emergency medical technicians responded at around 9:30 p.m. The island of Oahu and Waikiki is becoming a more dangerous tourism destination with more frequent shootings and murders in Waikiki and... Read More
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Hawaii competitive with international sun and sea destinations

Hawaii hotels Through the first three quarters of 2018, Hawaii hotels statewide reported modest increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) with flat occupancy, all of which kept the Hawaiian Islands competitive with other domestic and international markets. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), RevPAR in the Hawaiian Islands increased to $225 (+6.1%), ADR grew to $278... Read More
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Maya Beach a Victim of Overtourism: TAT promotes Stunning views of the Bay

Closing beach parks may become a reality in popular tourist destinations like in Hawaii, Thailand, Indonesia, Italy or elsewhere in the world. Travelers hoping to visit the famous “Maya Bay” in Thailand may never be able to enjoy the beach and its creamy white shores and towering limestone cliffs. However, after closing the beach indefinitely the Tourism Authority of Thailand (TAT) would like to clarify that while the world famous Maya Beach... Read More
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Unfair labor practice charge filed against Sheraton Maui for banning its employees

Local 5 has filed an unfair labor practice charge against Sheraton Maui, alleging violations of federal labor law against three Sheraton Maui employees. Just days after Kyo-ya released a statement saying they’re “ready to welcome back” striking employees, management at the hotel – owned by Kyo-ya and operated by Marriott – trespassed three Sheraton Maui workers, which bans them from the hotel property for one year. The unfair labor practice charge... Read More
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Kyo-ya’s Sheraton Maui trespasses 3 employees over strike leaflets

Just days after releasing a statement saying they’re “ready to welcome back” striking employees, Kyo-ya trespassed three Sheraton Maui workers, which bans them from the hotel property for one year. The three employees were passing out leaflets to guests in the hotel’s porte corchere, informing them of the strike which impacts their hotel and four other hotels in Hawaii. Security called Maui Police Department and had them handcuff one of the... Read More

Polynesian Culture Center: A Controversial Cultural Attraction for Hawaii Tourism

Happy 55th Birthday to the Polynesian Culture Center also known as PCC. PCC is a tourist attraction on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii but is not without controversy. Since 1963 the Polynesian Cultural Center has entertained educated and promoted the church of Jesus Christ to more than 40 million guests. This is big business, and it has been tax-free. Added to this is a culture of open discrimination. A pushy taste... Read More
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Polynesian Culture Center now 55 years old

Today, the Polynesian Cultural Center is celebrating its 55th anniversary, marked by its continuing commitment to showcase the traditions, arts, music and cultures of Polynesia and its people. “Fifty-five years ago, the Polynesian Cultural Center embarked on a journey our founders envisioned as a uniquely rare opportunity to educate the world about the magnificent people of Polynesia,” said Alfred Grace, president and CEO of the Polynesian Cultural Center. “We celebrate this... Read More
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Marriott Hawaii Strike: A travelers nightmare unfolding at Sheraton Hotels

Traveling to Hawaii and planning to stay at a Sheraton or Marriott Hotel in Hawaii on the Island of Oahu or Maui? You may want to think again. Instead of telling guests the truth, Marriott doesn’t mention the situation on their websites, press statements, and communication experts simply are not reachable. Instead, the company just stopped accepting reservations for Hawaii at all their hotels. Today is the 6th day more than... Read More
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Don’t expect service from Marriott in Hawaii

Marriott strike Chanting and cheering can be heard around Waikiki, emanating from the Waikiki Beach Marriott Resort & Spa as hotel workers strike for a second day in the land of Aloha. Representing just one-fourth of the Local 5 union, 2,700 hotel employees walked off the job on Oahu and the island of Maui yesterday and today. One of the resort’s guests, Ross Hall, visiting from New Zealand, said “We were... Read More
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Hawaii County granted driver’s license to woman wearing headscarf

The County of Hawaii granted a REAL ID compliant driver’s license to a Muslim woman wearing a headscarf in the license photograph on April 18, 2018, after ascertaining the most recent Federal guidelines for identification. The woman, identified as Laycie Tobosa, received a REAL ID compliant driver’s license from the Hilo office of the Hawaii County Vehicle Registration and Licensing Division (VRL). Initially, the County followed the REAL ID requirements in... Read More