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Visitors spent $13.35 billion in Hawaii so far in 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $13.35 billion in the first three quarters of 2019, which is relatively similar (-0.1%) to the same period in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Visitor spending includes lodging, interisland airfare, shopping, food, car rental and other expenses while in Hawaii. Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund dozens of community... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking

Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) are sponsoring workshops in the “Campaign for a Safer Community.” Hoola Na Pua, a Hawaii nonprofit working to combat sex trafficking, is holding symposiums across the state on November 4-7, from 8 a.m. till noon: • Nov. 4: Oahu (The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki) • Nov. 5: Maui (The Westin Maui... Read More
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World Spa Awards names Maui Healing Retreat “Hawaii’s Best Wellness Retreat 2019”

The inauguration of the World Spa Awards in 2015 marked a shift happening in the vacation retreat industry. An increasing number of travelers are seeking experiences. Simply escaping the 9-5 isn’t enough. Travelers want a reset of body, mind, and spirit. Instead of a spa day, they are looking for a complete wellness experience. A universal need for transformational journeys and vacations is apparent, and that is where World Spa Awards... Read More
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The Republic of Kiribati: A new untouched tourism potential 1800 miles from Hawaii

The Republic of Kiribati: A new untouched tourism potential 1800 miles from Hawaii Paradise on a remote untouched Pacific Island with friendly people who welcome visitors like family.  This is a reality for a travel and tourism experience in Kiribati. Inexpensive, untouched, original is what the Republic of Kiribati represents as a holiday destination. Kiribati is a sovereign state in Micronesia in the central Pacific Ocean. it’s 1856 located miles from... Read More
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Why hotel rates in Hawaii are now more expensive?

The cost for a hotel in Waikiki, Maui or Kauai has been going up. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)Research Division issued the report’s findings utilizing data compiled by STR, Inc., which conducts the largest and most comprehensive survey of hotel properties in the Hawaiian Islands. The trend for Hotel room costs in Hawaii is on an upswing, which is good news for hotels and bad news for visitors. Through the first... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers addressing important issues

The speaker at the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) meeting held on October 9, 2019, was Dr. Keli’i Akina, President and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and an elected at-large Trustee at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Dr. Akina touched on several timely subjects including his personal thoughts about the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) being built on Maunakea on the Big Island in Hawaii. His personal opinion is... Read More
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Authentically Hawaiian Hotel Molokai Gets Fresh New Look

Travelers have enjoyed Hotel Molokai's laid-back atmosphere and aromatic Hawaiian breezes for over 50 years. Today, the hotel unveiled a new brand identity that brings modern appeal to its storied history. Along with a new logo and property signage, Hotel Molokai's rebrand includes a revamped website to help guests plan a dream getaway to what's known as the birthplace of hula and Hawaii's "Friendly Isle." "We're excited to have a visual... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism awards contracts for China, Korea, Southeast Asia & Taiwan

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for each of its 4 main markets on June 17. These markets are China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan. HTA announced today it has awarded 4 contracts for inbound destination marketing management services for the state’s major market areas. “We are pleased to be partnering with these specialists who will implement comprehensive plans to attract high-spending travelers from their respective... Read More
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Best Hawaiian Cultural Programs

Funny Samoan show at the Polynesian cultural centre 201 The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is awarding funding to 43  cultural programs  in the Hawaiian Islands through its Kukulu Ola program for the 2020 calendar year, an increase from 28 recipients in 2019. This is in addition to the 95 programs and events HTA is funding through its Community Enrichment program, and 34 programs through its Aloha Aina program, which were announced... Read More