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Visitors to the U.S. and Canada: Do not eat Romaine Lettuce

Tourism authorities in the United States and Canada should make a special effort that also visitors to the United States and Canada should be aware of an outbreak of E.Coli infections linked to romaine lettuce. Anyone having romaine lettuce in a refrigerator should throw it out and disinfect the refrigerator. It’s important to share this information also with visitors, specifically with non-english speaking tourist. People should not eat romaine lettuce until... Read More
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Aloha, as in goodbye, to Scoot airline

Low-cost airline Scoot is saying goodbye to the Hawaiian Islands effective June 2019. The airline made its inaugural flight from Singapore to Honolulu in early December of last year, but now the airline is saying the demand for this service has been low. Scoot is an arm of Singapore Airlines Group and was utilizing a 329-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for the Singapore-Honolulu route that was scheduled to fly 4 times a... Read More

Hawaii’s economy continues growing at a slower pace

The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its fourth quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report today.  In this report, DBEDT revised its projection on Hawaii’s economic growth downward to 1 percent for 2018 from 1.5 percent projected in the previous quarter.  The downward revision mainly resulted from the recent economic data released by the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA), which showed that Hawaii’s economic growth during the... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the publishing of the 2017 Annual Visitor Research Report, the most comprehensive collection of research and analysis about the performance, characteristics and visitor profiles of Hawaii’s tourism industry in 2017. The 188-page report provides businesses and stakeholders involved in tourism with a better understanding about Hawaii’s leading industry and keeps them informed when developing new products, creating marketing strategies and staying competitive. Highlights of... Read More
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Juergen Steinmetz Appointed to Caribbean Tourism Organization Foundation Board

The Chairman of the Caribbean Tourism Organization (CTO) Foundation, Jacqueline Johnson, announced that the Board has welcomed Juergen T. Steinmetz, publisher of eTurboNews Group, as its newest member. Mr. Steinmetz, who is also Chairman of the International Coalition of Tourism Partners (ICTP) and acting Chairman of the African Tourism Board, will serve on the CTO Foundation Board for the 2018-2020 term. Juergen has continuously worked in the travel and tourism industry... Read More
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Great Aloha Run celebrates 35 years in 2019

On your mark, get set, go! This coming Presidents’ Day, February 18, 2019, over 20,000 participants will take their places at the start line of the Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run (GAR). Now in its 35th year, the 8.15-mile road race raises money for charitable organizations while also promoting health and fitness. A kick-off event will be held in downtown Honolulu from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November... Read More
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Starwood Capital Group acquires Princeville Resort

Starwood Capital Group acquires the St. Regis Princeville Resort located on the stunning island of Kauai, Hawaii Starwood Capital Group announced today that it has acquired the 251-room St. Regis Princeville Resort located on the stunning island of Kauai, Hawaii. Starwood Capital Group’s hotel management company, SH Hotels & Resorts, will operate the hotel effective immediately as Princeville Resort. Starwood intends to invest more than $100 million to transform the property... Read More
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Drunk JTB Hawaii Oli Oli tourist shuttle driver arrested for homicide

JTB Hawaii is one of the biggest inbound travel operator in Hawaii. The company may be in big trouble today after one of their Oli Oli Visitors Shuttle drivers was arrested for being intoxicated and after he killed a pedestrian while operating a shuttle with Japanese visitors on board. Many Japanese tourists use Oli Oli Shuttle for Waikiki and Honolulu transportation. Today was also another opportunity for Charley’s Taxi CEO Dale... Read More
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76-year-old man killed in tour trolley accident in Honolulu

Photo courtesy of Michael Tsai, Star Advertiser An Oli Oli tour bus was allegedly involved in an accident today on the island of Oahu in Hawaii that left a 76-year-old man dead at the scene. The tour bus driver is in custody under suspicion of driving under the infuence. In the photo shown, riders can be seen waiting on the tour bus that is being detained at the accident scene. The... Read More