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Visiting Kauai North Shore: Maybe not after understanding new rules

The Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) is reminding visitors headed to the Garden Island about new rules that have been recently introduced following the reopening of access to Haena State Park, which includes the Kalalau Trail, Hanakapiai Falls and Kee Beach on the island’s famed north shore. The newly-implemented rules set forth will not only reduce congestion and limit vehicular traffic, but also help protect cultural and natural resources from overuse. Read... Read More

Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Union members working at the  Hyatt Regency Waikiki voted today to ratify a union contract that covers over 500 workers—just days after nearly 2,000 workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and subcontractor Hawaii Care & Cleaning ratified their union contracts. The contract is modeled after the contract agreement that was reached on November 27 with Kyo-ya, which owns five Marriott-operated hotels. Beginning in October 2018, nearly 2,700 workers at the five... Read More
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Another Hawaii tourist contracts rat lungworm disease

The sixth case of rat lungworm disease has been confirmed in an adult tourist who had visited the Big Island of Hawaii. As reported by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention to the State Health Department, this now makes a total of 3 cases of rat lungworm disease found in tourists and 3 found in residents. This most recent victim is a resident from the mainland who was visiting West... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers will vote on new union contract tomorrow

Nearly 2,000 hotel workers of Hilton Hawaiian Village, the largest Hilton in the world and the largest hotel in Hawaii, who work in housekeeping, food & beverage, engineering, front desk, will vote to ratify new union contract tomorrow, July 10, 2019. This includes 200 Hawaii Care & Cleaning workers who are subcontracted to do housekeeping work at the hotel. UNITE HERE Local 5 and Hilton Hawaiian Village management reached a tentative... Read More
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2,99 million Japanese tourists will travel overseas this summer: Guam, Saipan and Hawaii popular

According to a report in the Japan Times the number of people who will travel overseas from Japan during this year’s summer holiday period is estimated at 2.99 million, the most since JTB Corp. began compiling such data in 2000, the firm said Thursday. The figure represents a rise of 3.5 percent from a year before in a possible reflection of work-style reform promoted by the government, according to the major... Read More
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Hawaii tourists face another false alarm scare: This time of an active shooter

International Market Place sent a false alarm to store managers saying there was an active shooter on the property and they should lock their doors and head to the back of the store. It’s another story about Hawaii and a “this is not a test” scare. This time it was mostly tourists who were affected when the shop manager at the 3.1 Phillip Lim store in the Waikiki International Market Place... Read More
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Emergency landing in Hawaii on the Big Island

Two people were onboard a single-engine Cessna 206 when the aircraft experienced engine failure and had to make an emergency landing in Waikoloa on the Big Island in Hawaii. The pilot of the airplane advised Kona International Airport that they would have to make an emergency landing onto a road. The aircraft safely landed on Waikoloa Road about a mile south of Waikoloa Village, The Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) reported. There... Read More
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New GM at Kanaloa at Kona resort

Castle Resorts & Hotels has named Dale Mustard as general manager of Kanaloa at Kona, a private condominium oceanfront resort overlooking Keauhou Bay. Mustard will oversee the daily operations of the 166-suite property located in beautiful Kailua-Kona. Mustard brings more than 25 years of hotel management experience to her new role as general manager. Prior to joining Castle Resorts & Hotels, she served as front office manager at Kapalua Villas Maui,... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending down 2.1 percent in May 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.39 billion in May 2019, a decrease of 2.1 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) helped to fund several community events and initiatives statewide in May, including the 42nd Annual Na Hoku Hanohano Awards, 92nd Annual City & County of... Read More
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Holland America Line invites guests to discover Aloha spirit in Hawaii

Travelers longing to witness the scenic rainbow hues of Hawaii’s lush, emerald-green valleys and turquoise seas have 10 Holland America Line cruises to choose from between fall 2019 and spring 2020. Ranging from 16 to 28 days, the itineraries also include Collectors’ Voyages that combine the enchanting islands of Hawaii with a taste of the Mexican Riviera. Each itinerary features an overnight call at Honolulu, providing extra time to visit historic... Read More