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Saving Hawaii’s Big Island with lava tourism

lava tourism Volcano and lava tourism is nothing new. Tourists have been traveling to active volcanoes for literally hundreds of years to see molten lava as up close and personal as possible. Perhaps the fascination lies in seeing the “insides” of our Earth home with our own eyes. The very core of our planet has made its way to the surface and is bubbling, steaming, and sometimes spewing molten rock in... Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines has a dream and said yes to Boeing for 10 787-9

Hawaiian Airlines goes all out with Dreamliners. AFter Hawaiian Airlines ditched the Airbus Neo,  Boeing and Hawaiian Airlines announced the companies finalized an order yesterday for 10 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $2.82 billion at list prices. The deal also includes purchase rights for 10 additional 787s. “The Dreamliner’s operational performance and passenger-friendly cabin makes it an ideal aircraft to serve as our flagship aircraft of the future,” said Peter Ingram, president and... Read More
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22 tourists injured as flying rock from Hawaii volcano crashes tour boat

Flying rock from Hawaii volcano crashes tour boat A ‘lava bomb’, a flying chunk of molten rock, hit an ocean tour boat near the Big Island of Hawaii, puncturing the vessel’s roof and injuring the people on board, the island’s fire department has confirmed. At least 22 people were injured when the lava hit the boat, which carried 52 people in total. One of the tourists’ injuries were classed as severe.... Read More
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New Pearl Harbor tours launched

New Pearl Harbor tours launched Pacific Historic Parks and the National Park Service have partnered to bring an important chapter of American history more to life. Two new immersive experiences have been launched and are currently available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center that is open daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will now be able to engage with history through the new USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour and... Read More
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Hawaii under Attack: “38 Minutes” becomes tourist attraction in Honolulu

” Extreme alert: Ballistic Missile Threat for Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” It was the message on every mobile phone, on every TV screen at 8.07 am on Saturday, January 13 this year. Now Hawaii has a new travel and tourism attraction not yet known to many of Hawaii’s visitors. Hurry this attraction may disappear at the end of July. The tourism attraction, equally interesting to locals... Read More
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Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident

Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident Residents of Hawai’i County who have felt the ground rumble beneath their homes as a result of the ongoing Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes are encouraged to look carefully for damage. Signs of earthquake damage are not immediately evident and can be cumulative. Even small quakes can cause damage. Residents should check their property periodically and document any damage. Look for: • damages... Read More
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Tourist attack in Waikiki by homeless man

waikiki tourist attack A tourist attack in Waikiki on Sunday, left an Arizona woman with a concussion. She was visiting Oahu to celebrate her 28th birthday, when she was attacked by a homeless man near the Waikiki police substation at Kuhio Beach, a famous tourist beach. According to the president and CEO of the Visitor Aloha Society, Jessica Lani Rich, the tourist witnessed a younger homeless man throwing an older homeless... Read More
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Honolulu ranked among top 10 US cities

Honolulu Honolulu is ranked #10 city in the United States, according to the latest travel and tourism survey. The latest survey from Meredith Corporation reveals the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe, from cities and islands to cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and more. Cities are rated on sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and value. TOP 10 CITIES UNITED STATES Charleston, South CarolinaNew Orleans, LouisianaSavannah, GeorgiaSanta... Read More
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Hawaii timeshare properties averaged 92 percent occupancy in Q1 2018

Hawaii timeshare properties averaged 92 percent occupancy in Q1 2018 Timeshare properties in Hawaii averaged a 92.0 percent occupancy rate statewide for the first three months of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). By comparison, hotel properties averaged an 82.9 percent occupancy rate for the same quarter. Owners of Hawaii timeshare units accounted for 58.8 percent of occupied room nights in... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes new appointees to its Board of Directors

Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes new appointees to its Board of Directors The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is pleased to welcome four new appointees to serve on its board of directors, David Arakawa, Micah Alameda, Kyoko Kimura and Ben Rafter. Governor David Ige recently nominated the four business and community leaders to serve on HTA’s board, with their appointments confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate. George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO,... Read More