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Hawaii hotels: Occupancy and revenue up in October

In October 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to October 2018. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $200 (+4.3%), with ADR at $253 (+1.7%) and occupancy of 79.1 percent (+2.0 percentage points) (Figure 1) in October. HTA’s Tourism Research Division issued the report’s findings utilizing data... Read More
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Honolulu airport named best in US to fly from this Thanksgiving

According to a new report, Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) is the best US airport to fly this Thanksgiving — at least when it comes to flight departures. So far this year, Inouye is reporting the lowest percentage of flight cancellations in the country. Meanwhile, Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) ranks no. 2. Researchers evaluated the latest data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The data included newly updated information on... Read More
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CAIR condemns anti-Muslim hate rhetoric at Hawaii-Israel Alignment event

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned anti-Muslim hate rhetoric spewed at a recent event organized by the Hawaii-Israel Alignment group and published online under the title “Islam is coming for you.” In video excerpts published by CAIR, American Truth Project founder Barry Nussbaum makes a number of hate-filled Islamophobic statements, including: “You need to know who your enemies are.” “They’re... Read More
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Sandal Resort Hawaii? A Caribbean Vacation in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands and their Caribbean counterparts are separated by thousands of miles,  and also by some vast cultural differences. While Hawaii is part of the United States,  most of the Caribbean islands are considered international destinations. visitors need an updated passport. For most American travelers the Caribbean, however, means short travel times and similar time zones, why flying to Hawaii is usually significantly longer and the 6 hour time difference... Read More
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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major Molucca Sea earthquake

Powerful Magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck at Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 November 2019. No tsunami warning for Hawaii was issued after the earthquake. Preliminary Report: Magnitude 7.1 Date-Time • 14 Nov 2019 16:17:42 UTC • 15 Nov 2019 01:17:42 near epicenter Location 1.589N 126.416E Depth 45 km Distances • 139.3 km (86.3 mi) NW of Ternate, Indonesia• 158.2 km (98.1 mi) NW of Sofifi, Indonesia• 170.3 km (105.6 mi)... Read More

Invitation to Readers: Mufi Hannemann speaks at the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association

Hawaii news Online readers are invited to attend the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Guest speaker is Mufi Hannemann, President & CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. His organization represents Over 700 lodging properties and businesses through education, advocacy, and philanthropy. This will be a particularly good opportunity to learn the very latest about the quickly changing business trends affecting Hawaii's tourism industry. Mufi... Read More
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Hawaii named #1 Top Glamping Destination this winter

Contrary to what most might think, camping is NOT just a summer activity, and Hawaii residents are proving that to be true – Hawaii has just been named the #1 best glamping (luxury camping) destination in the US this winter, according to a recent report issued by the outdoor experts. Top 10 US Glamping Destinations for 2019 1. The Big Island, Hawaii2. Austin, TX3. The Oregon Coast, OR4. Albuquerque, NM5. Green... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019 The State of Hawaii has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this time the number of traditional lodging units, such as hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare resorts has increased minimally. In 2017, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) began reporting the use of a rental house, private room in private home, and shared room/space... Read More