Global news for Hawaii 

Chinese New Year Travel during Coronaviruses threat

Coronaviruses are becoming the latest threat to the global travel and tourism industry. Coronaviruses had more than 2 Million searches on Google today, the world is getting concerned. The good news is, the World Health Organization is not ready to call the outbreak of Coronaviruses a global health crisis, or a health emergency yet. January 25 is Chinese New Year and Chinese visitors are traveling by the millions around the globe.... Read More
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Southwest Airlines Hawaii flights not safe? Did FAA know?

With the arrival of a budget carrier Southwest Airlines in Hawaii, tourism may have changed forever for the Aloha State. With thousands of additional arrivals in Hawaii on a daily basis, airfares dropped, making the destination more affordable for many. At the same time mass tourism in Hawaii created a visible threat of over-tourism for the islands. Overtourism started a discussion to outlaw AIRBNB to avoid more increases in rent and... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

What are the most expensive luxury hotels in Hawaii?

According to a new survey, the most expensive luxury hotel rooms in Hawaii can be found on Ka’anapali Beach. The survey looked at rates for all luxury hotels in Hawaii, basing rankings on rates for the most affordable double room available at a property through February and March 2020, the months when Hawaiian hotels tend to charge the most. The Ka’anapali Beach-located Hyatt Residence Club Maui leads the pack, with minimum... Read More
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Are visitors in Waikiki really safe? The answer is simple…

How safe are visitors in Hawaii when staying as a tourist in Waikiki? The answer remains very simple. Two police officers dead, 12 buildings on fire – it was a crazy and tragic day Sunday in the Hawaiian Paradise so many returning visitors’ love –  Waikiki. Every national media reported about the senseless killing by a crazed surfer from the Czech Republic today in Waikiki. It was Chaos today in Waikiki... Read More
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Deadly shooting in Waikiki close to Kapiolani Park

Thousands of tourists walk, take their bicycle and drive through Kapiolani Park to get to the Diamond Head State Park, a major Hawaii travel and tourist attraction. Sunday morning two Honolulu Police officers were shot dead when they responded to an assault call at a residential home on Hibiscus Drive close to Poni Moi Road in Waikiki. Hibiscus Drive is a residential side street off Kapiolani Park and en route to... Read More
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Halekulani Hotel or Halepuna by Halekulani Hotel: What is the difference?

Halekulani Hotel  – the famous 5 stars Waikiki Beach Resort, and legendary luxury hotel trademark in the Hawaii hotel and resort scene has a sister hotel. The Halekulani Hotel is a 453-room resort situated on five prime oceanfront acres on famous Waikiki Beach, the favorite for many visitors t the Aloha State of Hawaii. The history of Halekulani is the history of hospitality in Waikiki. The first home here was so... Read More
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Southwest Airlines expands nonstop service from San Jose to Hawaii

Southwest Airlines launches nonstop flights to Lihue, Kauai (LIH) and Kona (KOA), on the Island of Hawaii, from Mineta San Jose International Airport (SJC) on January 19 and January 21, respectively. With the addition of these two destinations, Southwest now offers nonstop service from San Jose to all four main islands in Hawaii. Southwest will operate B737-800 aircraft on the two new routes. Flight details and bookings are now available on... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

OLS Hotels & Resorts Continues Aggressive Growth in Hawaii

A leading independent hotel management company with 30 properties across the U.S., continues its aggressive growth throughout Hawaii with the addition of three new properties to its portfolio. OLS Hotels & Resorts has added White Sands Hotel, Pacific Monarch and Maui Beach Hotel. The new additions signify OLS Hotels & Resorts’ ongoing expansion into the Hawaii market with the intention to enhance Hawaii's tourism from a local perspective. Led by local... Read More
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Volcanic Tsunami Warning: Manila airport closed

Manila‘s Ninoy Aquino International Airport is closed until further notice. The largest airport in the Philippines closed Sunday night at 6.30 pm after a dramatic explosion of the Philippines’ second-most active volcano on Sunday has prompted warnings of a possible “volcanic tsunami” and required tens of thousands of people to be evacuated. Approximately 5 percent of tsunamis are formed from volcanoes and approximately  16.9 percent of volcanic fatalities occur from tsunamis. A... Read More
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African Tourism Board is now a non profit company with Aloha

African Tourism Board was approved by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa to become a Non-Profit Company. A certificate was issued on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 “A new era for ATB starts from today”, says Doris Woerfel, CEO of the African Tourism Board. ATB Chairman  Cuthbert Ncube echoed expressing his excitement and commitment to expressing his desire for the African Tourism Board to become the prime voice of... Read More