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Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) also helped to fund events and initiatives statewide in April, including the Merrie Monarch Festival, Celebration of the Arts Festival, Kau Coffee Festival, Honolulu Biennial,... Read More
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Maui Visitors Bureau’s hidden statement on hiking on Maui

Tourism is the biggest business in Hawaii.  Ocean activities and hiking are the most popular activities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Both are fun, unique and can be amazing. However, such activities can also be deadly. It’s a tourism office’s obligation to educate visitors about the risks when swimming or when going hiking.Noah “Kekai” Mina fund me page Today, the body of missing hiker Noah “Kekai” Mina was found early... Read More
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Maui’s newest and most exclusive rental estate redefines luxury accommodation

​There’s a new player in the luxury rental accommodation space on Maui – one that blends modern features, amenities and services with deep roots in the island’s storied history. Haiku House Maui publicly announced today that it is accepting bookings for stays on its property. The news is set to shake up the hotel and hospitality industry on Maui, offering a unique, upscale hotel alternative not found anywhere else on the... Read More
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2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations in US named

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, 2019 Best & Worst Cities for Staycations report was released today. To identify the best spots for staying local, travel experts compared more than 180 cities across 43 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services. Best... Read More
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US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to visit Pearl Harbor

US Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, will visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, to brief a congressional delegation and other officials about repairs underway on the USS Arizona Memorial loading dock. The briefing will include an overview of the process in close proximity to the Memorial from a US Navy passenger vessel. Secretary Bernhardt commented, “I have made it a top priority to ensure that... Read More
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Kaanapali Beach in Maui compared with other dangerous beaches after deadly shark attack

“Aloha from the Maui Visitors Bureau. The office is now closed in observance of the holiday.” This is the recording anyone hears today when calling the Maui Visitors Burea. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has no statement after a 65 visitor from Granite Bay, California swimming in front of his resort hotel, the Aston Kaanapali Shores on Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach Park was eaten by a shark on Sunday. When lifeguards pulled the... Read More
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Hotel Unions in Waikiki getting stronger: One job is enough !

80 workers at the Double Tree Hilton Alana Waikiki chose to join UNITE HERE Local 5. The union had reached an agreement with Keck Seng and Hilton—the owner and operator of DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki, respectively—to allow a fair process for the workers to decide whether to unionize. Local 5’s newest union members work in housekeeping, front desk, food & beverage, uniformed services, and more. This agreement continues a trend of... Read More
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Rescue on Maui: Many Heroes, their Aloha Spirit, her Yoga Training and Love for Nature saved Amanda’s life on an Hawaiian Island

Yoga technics came to the rescue of 35-year-old Dr. Amanda Eller in Maui, allowing her to survive 17 days when she got lost on a hiking trail deep in Maui’s mountain world. Hiking is a big tourism activity for locals and visitors. Amanda is from Maryland, now living in Maui. “It came down to life and death and I had to choose – I chose life,” Eller said from her hospital... Read More
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Chances a tourist swallows a Rat Lungworm on a Hawaii vacation?

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority remains silent on the fact that 75% of slugs on the Island of Hawaii test positive for Rat Lung Worm. Cases on Maui have been confirmed. The good news is that rat lungworms prefer to enter the body of a rat and are not looking for humans. The even better news is only five visitors to Hawaii Island this year... Read More
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National Park Tourism in Hawaii are big business: $734 Million in Economic Benefit

A new National Park Service (NPS) report shows that 4.8 million visitors to national parks in Hawaii spent $526 million in the state in 2018. That spending resulted in 5,800 jobs and had a cumulative benefit to the state economy of $734 million. “The national parks of Hawaii attract visitors from across the country and around the world,” said Stan Austin, regional director for the Pacific West Region. “Whether they are... Read More