Hawaii Tourism News 

Tour helicopter crash lands in Oahu’s Sacred Falls Valley

Honolulu rescuers have received a call of a downed tour helicopter shortly after 11:30 Tuesday morning. Six units including the Honolulu Fire Department’s Air 1 helicopter responded to the area of Sacred Falls in Hauula at about 11:36 a.m. Honolulu Fire Spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant said there were four people on board of aircraft that has made a possible hard landing. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: According... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of communications and public relations. She begins work at HTA on May 6. “We are very excited to welcome Marisa to our HTA ohana, as she brings to us more than 15 years of journalism experience in the islands, as well as an innate passion for sharing the stories of Hawaii,” said... Read More
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Tartan pride celebrated nationwide and in Hawaii, too

Photo courtesy of Matt Satterlee from Oahu Photo Booths, Inc. Tartan Day is a North American celebration of Scottish heritage, observed April 6, the date on which the Declaration of Arbroath (Scottish Declaration of Independence) was submitted to Pope John XXII, in 1320. It was written in Latin, and essentially decreed Scots will choose their own king, and furthermore, Scotsmen rejected the propaganda that God desired the English kings to victimize... Read More
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Castle Resorts & Hotels selected to manage Waimea Country Lodge on Hawaii Island 

Castle Resorts & Hotels has been selected to manage the Waimea Country Lodge, a rustic 21-room property located in historic Waimea town on the island of Hawaii. The property is under new ownership. “We’re pleased to represent this charming property in the center of Hawaii Island’s beautiful paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country,” said Castle Resorts & Hotels President & CEO Alan Mattson. “Guests love the small-town appeal of the rustic lodge, which... Read More

Attempt to silence or fire UH faculty member over Kealoha case a threat to free speech

Multiple local news outlets have recently reported that an attorney for former Honolulu Police Chief Louis Kealoha has demanded that Kenneth Lawson, an associate faculty specialist at the William S. Richardson School of Law at the University of Hawaii (UH Law) and co-director of the Hawaii Innocence Project,  stop commenting about the Kealoha case or be fired. The defense attorney for Kealoha sent the six page letter demanding that Professor Lawson stop commenting on the case in the press, and asserting that... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

U.S. State Department tells tourists Brunei is safe, except for death by stoning

The U.S. State Department is telling American travelers, Brunei is one of the safest countries in the world to visit. Brunei safer than the Bahamas, Germany or Indonesia, and way safer then Turkey. The U.S. embassy, however, states: Criminal penalties for some offenses are harsher than in the United States. This is a clear and misleading understatement:  When traveling to Brunei the State Department wants travelers to read through a 1767 page... Read More
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Shot on Oahu: Visitors Aloha Society of Hawaii helps tourist to return to California

A Hawaii Vacation was cut short for a 34-year-old visitor from California. She was visiting  Oahu’s Northshore and was shot while driving on Kamehameha Highway at Kamananui Road close to the Dole Plantation just before 6 am. The tourist was driving a rental car and was taken to Wahiawa General Hospital but stable. She was later on released from the hospital and remained in a state of shock.The woman was with... Read More