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How Los Angeles Rams pre-season at Aloha Stadium will help Hawaii tourism?

A Los Angeles Rams pre-season will be playing at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The reason is to promote tourism to Hawaii. The Los Angeles Rams and the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) are kicking off a partnership to promote tourism to the Hawaiian Islands, it was announced today. As part of the agreement, the Rams will play a 2019 preseason game at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Game details including date, time and... Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines welcomes over 971,000 guests in October 2018

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., today announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the month ended October 31, 2018. Hawaiian welcomed over 971,000 guests in October 2018, a record for the month of October and an increase of 0.5 percent over the same period last year. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 3.6 percent on an increase of 6.3 percent in capacity (available seat miles). Load... Read More
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Hawaii visitor spending on the rise

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.28 billion in September 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Visitor spending increased from U.S. West (+2.5% to $460.2 million), U.S. East (+7.9% to $297.3 million) and All Other International Markets (+20.5% to $297.9 million) in September, while spending by visitors from Canada ($43 million)... Read More
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Visitor access to USS Arizona Memorial expected to resume in March 2019

USS Arizona Memorial The National Park Service (NPS) expects the USS Arizona Memorial dock repair project to be complete by March 2019, allowing visitor access to the memorial to resume. The design phase of the project was recently completed, allowing for the development of a more precise timeline for the repair process. Unfortunately, it will not be completed in time for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7. Since May,... Read More
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U.S. Travel Leaders: For god’s sake, walk, crawl, run, hike, drive to the polls and vote Democrat

Appeal to U.S. Travel and Tourism Industry professionals: For god’s sake, walk, crawl, run, hike, drive to the polls and vote democratic. This is the message by Geoffrey Weill, president of the New York-based PR and marketing company by the same name. He echoed sentiments by many working in the travel and tourism industry in the United States. After learning about the deadly attack in Pittsburg on a house of worship he said: “When... Read More
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Hawaii Hotel Strike Ongoing: Marriott Kyo-ya picket lines 24/7 and strong

Marriott strike Traveling to Waikiki or Maui and staying at one of the targeted Marriott Hotels may not be what most visitors to the Aloha State would be a fun experience. Unite Here Local 5 union issued this statement after more than 3 weeks of an ongoing strike at Marriott Hotels on Oahu and Maui, Hawaii. The Statement from Saturday night reads: “The strength that we’ve shown in the streets has... Read More
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What Spirit Airways does for a 96-year-old U.S. World War II hero

He was bombardier and navigator with the U.S. Air Force, fending off Nazi anti-aircraft gunners and surviving a crash that took one of his comrade’s legs. Honor Flight South Florida helps transport the nation’s oldest veterans, who served in WWII, as well as the conflicts in Korea and Vietnam. These heroes are given a chance to visit their memorials and feel the gratitude of their country. During the trips, the veterans... Read More
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Fired and thankful: HTA Chief

George D. Szigeti The President & CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, George D. Szigeti, bids a fond aloha to the state agency, sharing his parting thoughts: With October coming to a close, my tenure as President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority is also ending. I joined HTA in May 2015 and have enjoyed the experience of helping HTA to fulfill its mission these past three-and-a-half years. It has... Read More
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Hawaiian Island vanished in Honolulu County

Home of the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Sea Turtles, a Hurricane and Climate Change are responsible for an entire Island in the State of Hawaii to vanish. This Hawaiian Island, part of Honolulu County was wiped out after hit this month by Category 5 Hurricane Walaka. Formed on September 29, Walaka was one of the most intense Pacific hurricanes on record. By minimum pressure, Walaka is the second-strongest tropical cyclone... Read More
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Southwest Airlines: Hawaii is our expansion focus in 2019

Southwest Airlines Southwest Airlines Co. today reported its third quarter 2018 results: • Record third quarter net income of $615 million• Net income of $614 million, excluding special items• Record third quarter earnings per diluted share of $1.08• Operating income of $798 million, or $796 million, excluding special items• Operating margin2 of 14.3 percent, and net margin3 of 11.0 percent• Operating cash flow of $1.3 billion, and free cash flow1 of... Read More