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Hawaii Tourism: January visitor spending down 3.8%

Waikiki Beach, Honolulu, Oahu, Hawaii Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.62 billion in January 2019, a decrease of 3.8 percent compared to January 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority. In January, visitor spending increased from the U.S. East (+2.4% to $461.6 million) but declined from U.S. West (-5.4% to $557.8 million), Japan (-6.5% to $179.4 million), Canada (-2.1% to $167.6 million)... Read More
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HAWAII TOURISM AT A MAJOR CROSSROADS

For many years, in addition to our international travel news coverage, eTurboNews has carefully followed tourism in our home state of Hawaii and has published a series of articles critical of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) which are archived HERE. With the recent very positive HTA board and leadership changes, HTA and their small staff now need all of the professional guidance and support they can get in order to even... Read More
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Air Canada Toronto to Honolulu nonstop on Dreamliner

Facebook Twitter Google+ Pinterest WhatsApp Linkedin Print Tumblr Viber Signature Class on Air Canada's Boeing 787 Dreamliner. (CNW Group/Air Canada) Air Canada will operate its seasonal service between Toronto and Honolulu next winter with its state-of-the-art Boeing 787 Dreamliner. Customers traveling between Toronto and Hawaii.  Dreamliner service will be available on the Toronto–Honolulu route beginning December 14, 2019 and will operate three return-trips weekly until April 26, 2020. The Boeing 787 Dreamliner offers three cabins of service, Air Canada Signature Class, Premium Economy... Read More
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US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

The U.S. National Park Service issued a statement on the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It reads: Over the past 10 months, National Park Service staff and partners have taken an aggressive approach to develop and implement an expedited plan to repair the damage to the visitor loading ramp on the USS Arizona Memorial. Despite our best efforts and optimism, our previously estimated timeline for restoring access to the... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii hotel performance overall declined

In January 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported a small increase in average daily rate (ADR) but a decrease in occupancy resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to January 2018. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR declined to $238 (-2.2%), ADR rose to $299 (+1.3%), and occupancy declined to 79.5 percent (-2.8 percentage points) (Figure 1) in January. eTN... Read More

Hotels in ASIA ignore warning signs of environmental killers

Citing insufficient manpower and low budgets, hotel operators are guilty of negligence of the most basic health and safety checks. From hotel owners to senior engineers there is little enthusiasm or willpower to act responsibly. Some molds produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and more serious problems including death. Prolonged exposure, e.g., daily workplace... Read More
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Typhoon Wutip: What tourists should expect in Guam and Northern Mariana Islands?

Typhoon Wutip is headings towards the Pacific U.S. territory Guam as a category 2 typhoon. As of Saturday 2 am local time the storm was about 230 miles south of Guam. Tourism is a major industry in Guam, and the travel and tourism industry including hotels and resorts are well prepared for a storm like this. Visitors should be safe, as long as they follow the instructions of hotel staff and... Read More
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From Kurt Cobain to Soundgarden: Morrison Hotel Gallery kicks off Grunge Month

Morrison Hotel Gallery kicks off Grunge Month with Grunge: Rise of a Generation Happy Birthday Kurt Cobain! In honor of what would have been Kurt Cobain’s 50th birthday, Morrison Hotel Gallery is announcing its next exhibition: Grunge – The Rise of a Generation, a photography exhibit celebrating grunge music, the fashion, the attitude and its impact on anyone who has listened to Nirvana, Soundgarden, Pearl Jam or worn a flannel shirt.... Read More
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Hawaii nonprofits agree to restore coastal lands

The Hawaii Community Foundation (HCF) announced its 2019 recipients of the Community Restoration Partnership (CRP) grants, totaling more than $1.4 million to fund the protection and restoration of Hawaii’s coastal areas on 5 islands over 3 years. This partnership will benefit the state as a whole and tourism as well, protecting that part of the Aloha State that visitors come to enjoy The CRP is a unique collaboration of national and... Read More
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US-China Trade Policy Negotiation Report “Scary”

The guest speaker at the February 13, 2019, Hawaii Tourism Association’s dinner meeting in Honolulu was David F. Day, Esq., Senior International Lawyer and Chairman, Global Risk Mitigation Foundation. Read more about Mr. Day below. The subject was the ongoing trade negotiations with China and the current and future impacts of this very complicated and “scary” issue. Day pointed out that the media is not understanding the important nuance of the... Read More