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Hawaii tour group: 3 bitten by sharks while snorkeling

Hawaii tour group: 3 bitten by sharks while snorkeling Three people who were part of a tour group were bitten by a shark or sharks just after 10:40 this morning while snorkeling off a North Shore beach in Haleiwa, Oahu. A 57-year-old male visitor was bitten on is right arm, another male visitor (31 years of age) was bitten on his right shoulder, and a 24-year-old Hawaii resident was bitten on... Read More
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Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?

In August 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to August 2018. However, it should be noted that August 2018’s performance was impacted in part by concerns related to Hurricane Lane. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $244 (+10.7%), with ADR of $290 (+3.4%) and occupancy of... Read More
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Mass Shooting in Hawaii? Honolulu Advertiser fake FBI Warning?

KHON: Governor Ige and Mauna Kea protectors both call for a stop to use of threats via social media Mass shooting in the Hawaii State Capitol this weekend is a warning after Hawaii Governor Ige admitted getting death threats. This is not good for the Travel and Tourism Industry of the Aloha State, the largest export for Hawaii. This terror warning for Hawaii was the threat on a Facebook page posted... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority rolls out campaign to educate visitors

Every destination has its own set of unwritten rules regarding cultural etiquette. Hawaii is no different. Sharing the do’s and don’ts with visitors for their time in the Hawaiian Islands is the goal of a visitor campaign launched through a partnership between the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB). It’s called the Kuleana Campaign. Kuleana means responsibility and it’s the personal and collective commitment to... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority supports community events and programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today it is awarding funding to 95 events and programs in the Hawaiian Islands through its Community Enrichment program (CEP) for the 2020 calendar year, an increase from 74 recipients in 2019. The funds are generated from tourism dollars through the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT), which people pay when they stay in legal accommodations throughout the state. HTA’s CEP funds a diverse array of festivals,... Read More
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Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts

Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers skipped a traditional Labor Day celebration to take action against Diamond Resorts, owner of the Modern Honolulu and Ka’anapali Beach Club on Maui. Workers occupied the public easement within the hotel property to celebrate labor victories while supporting Modern Honolulu and Ka’anapali Beach Club workers in their fight for job security, solidarity, and to uphold the union’s statement “one job is enough to live in... Read More
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Fly Basic Economy: Bidding system for toilet use on airlines?

Basic Economy : The true story Searching for the cheapest airfare and best airlines and finding a basic economy class airfare on American, United, Delta, and other airlines have one clear advantage: The advantage is the price, or are you getting fooled?  The airlines want to make your trip as miserable as possible, so you would never make this mistake again. Money talks in the airline industry. Of course, the basic... Read More
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Tourism dollars rolling in: Hawaii visitor spending up 2.4 percent in July

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to July 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Hawaii Island continues to show positive signs as it recovers from last year’s downturn in visitors due to the eruption at Kīlauea volcano. Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund numerous community... Read More
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USS Arizona Memorial in Hawaii finally set to re-open

“The National Park Service is excited to welcome our visitors back to the USS Arizona Memorial very soon,” said Pearl Harbor National Memorial Acting Superintendent Steve Mietz. The sunken battleship memorial, one of the most visited attractions in the state, sees 4,000 to 5,000 people a day. In 2018, nearly 1.8 million people visited the Pearl Harbor site. Access to the memorial was suspended in May 2018 when park staff noticed... Read More

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

https://youtu.be/PD31DHE5foA San Francisco to Honolulu, 76 days 75 nights. For the owner of an adventure tourism company in Madrid, a trip from San Francisco took 76 days and 75 nights. Spanish tourist Antonio De La Rosa had a long and incredible journey to the Aloha State. He didn’t fly on United Airlines but just paddled from San Francisco to Honolulu. Tweets and media is going crazy about this story. Some comments:... Read More