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Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Honolulu Fire Department officials say that three people were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in a suburban Honolulu community of Kailua. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a Robinson R44 helicopter crashed around 9 a.m. in the middle of the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Kailua, and it is believed that there were three people on board of aircraft. He said the circumstances of the crash were unknown. No further... Read More

Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Honolulu Fire Department officials say that three people were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in a suburban Honolulu community of Kailua. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a Robinson R44 helicopter crashed around 9 a.m. in the middle of the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Kailua, and it is believed that there were three people on board of aircraft. He said the circumstances of the crash were unknown. No further... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village: About to strike

The strike authorization comes after weeks of negotiations with Hilton for a contract covering 1,700 Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers. Workers complain that the company is not yet addressing key issues specific to the hotel. Desiree Hee, a member from Hilton Hawaiian Village Accounting department voted yes to strike: “I voted yes because I’m tired of technology and automation combining our jobs—meaning one person doing more than one type of work.... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority finally under experienced leadership

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not employed in that industry, it remains everyone’s business. The state agency in charge of tourism is the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), and since January 1 of this year, Chris Tatum has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer and President of... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii Tourism Authority finally under experienced leadership

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not employed in that industry, it remains everyone’s business. The state agency in charge of tourism is the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), and since January 1 of this year, Chris Tatum has taken over as the Chief Executive Officer and President of... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village workers to vote on possible strike tomorrow

UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers will vote Friday on whether to authorize a strike at Hilton Hawaiian Village — world’s largest Hilton, and the largest hotel in Hawaii — covering roughly 2,000 workers. UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers including housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food & beverage servers, and more, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest hotel and one of the most profitable Hilton properties... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending down 2.4 percent in Q1 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $4.52 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 2.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 20181, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In the first quarter, visitor spending was flat from the U.S. West (-0.3% to $1.64 billion) and declined from U.S. East (-1.4% to $1.23 billion), Japan (-3.2% to $539.9 million),... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village workers to vote on possible strike tomorrow

UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers will vote Friday on whether to authorize a strike at Hilton Hawaiian Village — world’s largest Hilton, and the largest hotel in Hawaii — covering roughly 2,000 workers. UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers including housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food & beverage servers, and more, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest hotel and one of the most profitable Hilton properties... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hilton Hawaiian Village workers to vote on possible strike tomorrow

UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers will vote Friday on whether to authorize a strike at Hilton Hawaiian Village — world’s largest Hilton, and the largest hotel in Hawaii — covering roughly 2,000 workers. UNITE HERE Local 5 hotel workers including housekeepers, cooks, bartenders, bellmen, food & beverage servers, and more, from the Hilton Hawaiian Village. Hilton Hawaiian Village is the largest hotel and one of the most profitable Hilton properties... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending down 2.4 percent in Q1 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $4.52 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 2.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 20181, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In the first quarter, visitor spending was flat from the U.S. West (-0.3% to $1.64 billion) and declined from U.S. East (-1.4% to $1.23 billion), Japan (-3.2% to $539.9 million),... Read More