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Hawaii Tourism to reveal marketing promotions for 2019 at Global Tourism Summit

Hawaii Global Tourism Summit Opening day of the Global Tourism Summit will feature the unveiling of marketing programs being implemented in 2019 to promote leisure and business travel to the Hawaii from major markets worldwide. Presented by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the Global Tourism Summit takes place October 1-3 at the Hawaii Convention Center in Honolulu. The summit theme – Charting the Course – encapsulates the balance of managing tourism’s... Read More
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Peak summer travel in Hawaii increased despite Hurricane Lane

Hawaii Hawaii hotels statewide and in Maui County, Kauai, and Oahu reported increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR) in August, even as Hurricane Lane’s approach to the Hawaiian Islands increased cancellations to reduce occupancy. Hotels on the island of Hawaii reported declines or flat results in RevPAR, ADR and occupancy for the third straight month, with Lane contributing to the downturn caused by the Kilauea... Read More
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How did your U.S. Airport rank in customer satisfaction?

Heathrow Airport, airfield operations guide aircraft to stand, new control tower in background, February 2006, Image Ref CHE03206d, DP North America airports have managed to shrug off the potentially disruptive effects of record passenger volumes and massive construction projects to achieve a record high in overall passenger satisfaction. According to the J.D. Power 2018 North America Airport Satisfaction Study,SM released today, across-the-board improvements in five factors: check-in; food, beverage and retail; accessibility;... Read More
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A New Beginning for Tourism, Sports, and Peace on the Korean Peninsula

To Korea With Love To Korea With Love: Much of the world awoke on September 18th to the hopeful news that the leaders of North and South Korea were meeting in Pyongyang.  On Tuesday evening North Korean leader Kim Jong Un greeted South Korean President Moon Jae-in with a hug. The South Korean President arrived to discuss among other things the end of the Korean Peninsula conflict. Although no one can predict... Read More
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Trade War USA-China expands to tourism? Hainan Island rivals Hawaii charming Oslo

Hainan just attacked Hawaii in Norway indirectly as a travel, tourism and cultural destination saying it rivals Hawaii. Years ago Hainan stole Hawaii Tourism Logo and Hawaii’s response was to just change the official Hawaii logo. The trade war in tourism between the USA and China may have officially started China Style, through Culture and a soft approach in the backroom. The backroom is Oslo, Norway. when the outspoken Hainan Tourism... Read More
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Honolulu- Boston soon on Hawaiian Airlines

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines announced new service between Honolulu and Boston, what will be the longest US domestic non-stop flight of 5095 miles.  This will also be the first nonstop flight between Hawaii and Massachusetts.  Service is scheduled to start in April 2019 on an Airbus A330 widebody aircraft. “There is nowhere on Earth like Hawai’i, and we are bringing our islands closer than ever to Boston with nonstop service,” said Hawaiian Airlines President... Read More
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PATA Youth Symposium inspires the next generation

The PATA Youth Symposium, hosted by the Langkawi Development Authority (LADA) and the Alumni Association of UiTM Students’ Representative Council (PIMPIN) in collaboration with the PATA Malaysia Chapter, Tourism Malaysia and Langkawi UNESCO Global Geopark, took place on September 12, 2018 on the first day of PATA Travel Mart 2018 with the theme ‘Inspiring Tourism Leaders of Tomorrow’. Organised by the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Human Capital Development Committee, the... Read More
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Tropical Storm Warning Canceled for All Hawaiian Islands

Visitors in Hawaii can relax. The National Weather Service this afternoon canceled the tropical storm warning for all of the Hawaiian Islands, as Tropical Storm Olivia moved steadily away from the state. As of 5:00 p.m., the center of Olivia was 110 miles southwest of Honolulu and moving away from Oahu in a west-southwest direction at a speed of 20 miles per hour. The storm progressively weakened throughout today and was... Read More
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Island of Hawaii and Kauai No Longer Under a Tropical Storm Warning

Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia Tropical Storm Olivia is making its slow advance through the Hawaiian Islands today, with the current onset of high winds and heavy rainfall on Maui County and Oahu being the biggest threats to people and property. Over the past 36 hours, Olivia has proven to be erratic and unpredictable as it nears the Hawaiian Islands. With the storm’s latest shift in direction overnight toward Maui County and... Read More
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Erratic and Unpredictable for Hawaii tourism: Tropical Storm Olivia

Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia After a week of monitoring, planning and preparation, state, county and federal government leaders and civil defense officials are strongly urging residents and visitors throughout the Hawaiian Islands to brace for the full onset of Tropical Storm Olivia, starting late tonight. As of 8:00 p.m. HST, Olivia had maximum sustained winds of 50 miles per hour and is moving in a southwest direction at 8 miles per... Read More