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Hawaii hotels: Occupancy and revenue up in October

In October 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to October 2018. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $200 (+4.3%), with ADR at $253 (+1.7%) and occupancy of 79.1 percent (+2.0 percentage points) (Figure 1) in October. HTA’s Tourism Research Division issued the report’s findings utilizing data... Read More
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Honolulu airport named best in US to fly from this Thanksgiving

According to a new report, Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) is the best US airport to fly this Thanksgiving — at least when it comes to flight departures. So far this year, Inouye is reporting the lowest percentage of flight cancellations in the country. Meanwhile, Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) ranks no. 2. Researchers evaluated the latest data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The data included newly updated information on... Read More
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Sandal Resort Hawaii? A Caribbean Vacation in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands and their Caribbean counterparts are separated by thousands of miles,  and also by some vast cultural differences. While Hawaii is part of the United States,  most of the Caribbean islands are considered international destinations. visitors need an updated passport. For most American travelers the Caribbean, however, means short travel times and similar time zones, why flying to Hawaii is usually significantly longer and the 6 hour time difference... Read More
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No tsunami threat to Hawaii after major Molucca Sea earthquake

Powerful Magnitude 7.1 earthquake struck at Northern Molucca Sea (Indonesia) on Thursday, 14 November 2019. No tsunami warning for Hawaii was issued after the earthquake. Preliminary Report: Magnitude 7.1 Date-Time • 14 Nov 2019 16:17:42 UTC • 15 Nov 2019 01:17:42 near epicenter Location 1.589N 126.416E Depth 45 km Distances • 139.3 km (86.3 mi) NW of Ternate, Indonesia• 158.2 km (98.1 mi) NW of Sofifi, Indonesia• 170.3 km (105.6 mi)... Read More
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Hawaii named #1 Top Glamping Destination this winter

Contrary to what most might think, camping is NOT just a summer activity, and Hawaii residents are proving that to be true – Hawaii has just been named the #1 best glamping (luxury camping) destination in the US this winter, according to a recent report issued by the outdoor experts. Top 10 US Glamping Destinations for 2019 1. The Big Island, Hawaii2. Austin, TX3. The Oregon Coast, OR4. Albuquerque, NM5. Green... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Hawaii vacation rentals up 22.9 percent in 2019 The State of Hawaii has experienced record levels of visitor arrivals over the last seven years. However, during this time the number of traditional lodging units, such as hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare resorts has increased minimally. In 2017, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) began reporting the use of a rental house, private room in private home, and shared room/space... Read More
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Visitors spent $13.35 billion in Hawaii so far in 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $13.35 billion in the first three quarters of 2019, which is relatively similar (-0.1%) to the same period in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Visitor spending includes lodging, interisland airfare, shopping, food, car rental and other expenses while in Hawaii. Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund dozens of community... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking

Hawaii Tourism sponsors campaign to combat sex trafficking The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association (HLTA) are sponsoring workshops in the “Campaign for a Safer Community.” Hoola Na Pua, a Hawaii nonprofit working to combat sex trafficking, is holding symposiums across the state on November 4-7, from 8 a.m. till noon: • Nov. 4: Oahu (The Royal Hawaiian, Waikiki) • Nov. 5: Maui (The Westin Maui... Read More
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World Spa Awards names Maui Healing Retreat “Hawaii’s Best Wellness Retreat 2019”

The inauguration of the World Spa Awards in 2015 marked a shift happening in the vacation retreat industry. An increasing number of travelers are seeking experiences. Simply escaping the 9-5 isn’t enough. Travelers want a reset of body, mind, and spirit. Instead of a spa day, they are looking for a complete wellness experience. A universal need for transformational journeys and vacations is apparent, and that is where World Spa Awards... Read More
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The Republic of Kiribati: A new untouched tourism potential 1800 miles from Hawaii

The Republic of Kiribati: A new untouched tourism potential 1800 miles from Hawaii Paradise on a remote untouched Pacific Island with friendly people who welcome visitors like family.  This is a reality for a travel and tourism experience in Kiribati. Inexpensive, untouched, original is what the Republic of Kiribati represents as a holiday destination. Kiribati is a sovereign state in Micronesia in the central Pacific Ocean. it’s 1856 located miles from... Read More