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Marriott Housekeeper appointed as Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO

Hawaii Tourism Authority Mr. Marriott Junior must feel a sense of pride knowing one of his own, Chris Tatum, started as a housekeeper at the Royal Hawaiian Hotel. Today, he was appointed as the new President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Tourism is everyone’s business in Hawaii, the largest private industry of the Aloha State. Tourism makes the State successful or a failure, and Chris Tatum’s career is... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending down compared to a year ago

Hawaii tourists spent less in October 2018 than a year ago Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.31 billion in October 2018, down slightly (-0.7%) compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Growth in visitor spending from U.S. West (+7.6% to $500.6 million), U.S. East (+4.9% to $303.7 million), Canada (+3.6% to $59.8 million) and Japan (+1.4% to... Read More
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Interested in representing Queensland Tourism and Events in North America?

Tourism and Events Queensland (TEQ) is inviting qualified PR and Marketing organizations to submit their offer for the Third-Party Representation of TEQ in North America (Canada and the United States). The agency will share in TEQ’s vision to add value to the Queensland tourism industry by promoting the Australian State as the Best Address on Earth. A Tourism and Events Queensland representative will be required to work with key trade, airlines,... Read More
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Marriott Hotel Strike in Hawaii may end after 51 days

For 51 days tourists that booked Sheraton Waikiki, Royal Hawaiian Hotel, Westin Moana Surfrider, Sheraton Princess Kaiulani and Sheraton Maui, had to clean their own rooms or make their own beds or self-service in hotel restaurants. Complaints about lack of hotel service from this strike resulted for a North Carolina couple to file a lawsuit, saying that strike-related lack of services ruined their honeymoon. The owner of these Marriott hotels in Hawaii... Read More
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Hawaii hotel strike: UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya reach tentative agreement

UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya have reached a tentative agreement on a new union contract. “We’re grateful for the solidarity of our fellow union members and the support of the entire community,” UNITE HERE Local 5 President Gemma Weinstein said today. “The new agreement meets the needs of our employees and Kyo-ya,” said the management of Kyo-ya. “We look forward to welcoming them back and look forward to more years... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

HTA funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the awarding of more than $3.56 million in funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands that will perpetuate Hawaiian culture, protect natural resources, and showcase community events and programs in 2019. Funding recipients are qualified nonprofit groups, community organizations and individuals statewide who have demonstrated through proposals submitted to HTA their commitment... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority publishes Visitor Satisfaction Report

Waikiki Beach The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the results of its Visitor Satisfaction and Activity report for the first and second quarter of 2018, offering valuable information and demographic data from visitors about Hawaii not provided in any other study from HTA. Published by HTA’s Tourism Research Division, the report’s findings analyze the opinions of visitors to Hawaii from eight major global markets – U.S. West, U.S. East, Japan,... Read More
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Latest Travel restrictions for 11 Million Chinese Tourists: List growing!

In 2020 every Chinese tourist allowed to travel abroad will be a loyal follower of the Chinese communist party. Currently 11.14 million people from flights and 4.25 million from taking high-speed train trips, because of the way they think or behave. Millions of more Chinese visitors currently seen Hawaii, Thailand, London, Paris or anywhere else in the world will no longer be able to travel. They won’t be able to buy airline... Read More
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Visitors to the U.S. and Canada: Do not eat Romaine Lettuce

Tourism authorities in the United States and Canada should make a special effort that also visitors to the United States and Canada should be aware of an outbreak of E.Coli infections linked to romaine lettuce. Anyone having romaine lettuce in a refrigerator should throw it out and disinfect the refrigerator. It’s important to share this information also with visitors, specifically with non-english speaking tourist. People should not eat romaine lettuce until... Read More
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Aloha, as in goodbye, to Scoot airline

Low-cost airline Scoot is saying goodbye to the Hawaiian Islands effective June 2019. The airline made its inaugural flight from Singapore to Honolulu in early December of last year, but now the airline is saying the demand for this service has been low. Scoot is an arm of Singapore Airlines Group and was utilizing a 329-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for the Singapore-Honolulu route that was scheduled to fly 4 times a... Read More