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Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

Hawaii Tourism Authority Mr. Marriott Junior must feel a sense of pride knowing one of his own, Chris Tatum, started as a housekeeper at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Today, he was appointed as the new President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Tourism is everyone’s business in Hawaii, the largest private industry of the Aloha State. Tourism makes the State successful or a failure, and Chris Tatum’s career is... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending down compared to a year ago

Hawaii tourists spent less in October 2018 than a year ago Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.31 billion in October 2018, down slightly (-0.7%) compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Growth in visitor spending from U.S. West (+7.6% to $500.6 million), U.S. East (+4.9% to $303.7 million), Canada (+3.6% to $59.8 million) and Japan (+1.4% to... Read More
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Interested in representing Queensland Tourism and Events in North America?

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is inviting qualified PR and Marketing organizations to submit their offer for the Third-Party Representation of TEQ in North America (Canada and the United States). The agency will share in TEQ’s vision to add value to the Queensland tourism industry by promoting the Australian State as the Best Address on Earth. A Tourism and Events Queensland representative will be required to work with key trade, airlines,... Read More
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Marriott Hotel Strike in Hawaii may end after 51 days

For 51 days tourists that booked Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui, had to clean their own rooms or make their own beds or self-service in hotel restaurants. Complaints about lack of hotel service from this strike resulted for a North Carolina couple to file a lawsuit, saying that strike-related lack of services ruined their honeymoon. The owner of these Marriott hotels in Hawaii... Read More
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Hawaiian Air and JetBlue: Travelers’ paradise

Hawaiian Airlines and JetBlue today announced an expanded codeshare agreement that allows travelers from dozens of cities, most of them in the eastern U.S., to easily connect to the Hawaiian Islands via Boston's Logan International Airport (BOS) starting in April. Boston-area JetBlue customers can now purchase tickets on Hawaiian Airlines' nonstop flight to Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport (HNL) with JetBlue's 'B6' code and earn TrueBlue points when they fly.... Read More

New study shows international students contributed $498 million to Hawaii’s economy

The state Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released a report today which analyzes the impact of international students on Hawaii’s economy. DBEDT’s Research and Economic Analysis Division (READ) made the estimates and prepared the report, while the Business Development & Support Division (BDSD) led the state’s efforts for international student exchange. “The Economic Impact of International Students in Hawaii – 2018 Update,” shows the direct spending by foreign... Read More
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Hawaii hotel strike: UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya reach tentative agreement

UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya have reached a tentative agreement on a new union contract. “We’re grateful for the solidarity of our fellow union members and the support of the entire community,” UNITE HERE Local 5 President Gemma Weinstein said today. “The new agreement meets the needs of our employees and Kyo-ya,” said the management of Kyo-ya. “We look forward to welcoming them back and look forward to more years... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

HTA funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the awarding of more than $3.56 million in funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands that will perpetuate Hawaiian culture, protect natural resources, and showcase community events and programs in 2019. Funding recipients are qualified nonprofit groups, community organizations and individuals statewide who have demonstrated through proposals submitted to HTA their commitment... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority publishes Visitor Satisfaction Report

Waikiki Beach The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the results of its Visitor Satisfaction and Activity report for the first and second quarter of 2018, offering valuable information and demographic data from visitors about Hawaii not provided in any other study from HTA. Published by HTA’s Tourism Research Division, the report’s findings analyze the opinions of visitors to Hawaii from eight major global markets – U.S. West, U.S. East, Japan,... Read More
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Latest Travel restrictions for 11 Million Chinese Tourists: List growing!

In 2020 every Chinese tourist allowed to travel abroad will be a loyal follower of the Chinese communist party. Currently 11.14 million people from flights and 4.25 million from taking high-speed train trips, because of the way they think or behave. Millions of more Chinese visitors currently seen Hawaii, Thailand, London, Paris or anywhere else in the world will no longer be able to travel. They won’t be able to buy airline... Read More