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Uber speechless: Charley’s Taxi CEO Dale Evans fights back

Charley’s Taxi made Uber utterly speechless, and this is how. First of all, not all taxi companies are created equal. This becomes very clear when looking at the transportation industry on the island of Oahu in Hawaii With almost 80% of ride shares falling under the likes of Uber and Lyft, and just a little more than 20% falling under taxis, the perception is that Uber and Lyft are always more economical and... Read More
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Seychelles Tourism: What is Hawaiian Poké you might well ask?

Seychelles, an island nation in the Indian Ocean this week explained what Hawaiian Poke is, and both residents and visitors to Seychelles love it. Similar to Hawaii, the Seychelles largest industry is travel and tourism. This Hawaii Tourism Promotion in Seychelles is unique, it's free and cuisine is about bringing cultures and also tourism together. Here is the article that appeared in the Saint Ange Reoport in Victoria, Seychelles today: What... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Overtourism Hawaii: Economist Paul H. Brewbaker speaks out

The negative externalities--in economics, unintended, uncompensated costs of one economic activity on another--associated with excessive recreational and other natural resource uses (and perhaps arguably a consequence of tourism-induced host cultural dilution, about which I have nothing to say), including ocean recreational resources, inland trails and natural areas, and more abstractly the nexus between upland watershed, forest resources, and coastal and marine resources, alterations to one of which may affect the others,... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Hawaii Tourism Authority: What Frank Haas told Governor Ige behind closed doors

The election in Hawaii is in full swing. Candidate and current Governor Ige has his hands full, not only for a possible second term in office but for a disaster in the making. This disaster is Hawaii's largest industry - the travel and tourism industry. On Friday, Frank Haas had a conversation with Hawaii Governor Ige in the Governor's office. Frank Haas is a principal at Marketing Management. From 2002 to 2007,... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Why was HTA Chief George Szigetti fired?

As reported by this publication on Friday the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Board voted unanimously to fire its current President and CEO George Szigeti. The board voted last Friday to fire him without cause. How did it come to this?  According to eTN sources close to the Hawaii Tourism Authority here are the main reasons that caused George Szigeti to be terminated. A recent audit found the Hawaii Tourism Authority to... Read More

ACLU Event in Honolulu: Reproductive Freedom on Policy Trends Affecting Our Rights in Hawaii and the Nation

Honolulu- According to the ACLU there is an attacks on access to birth control. Cruel efforts to prevent immigrants from seeking reproductive health care, women’s health and reproductive freedom are under siege and are an important topic in Hawai‘i and across the country. A free, public discussion on current policy trends in reproductive rights and abortion access will happen Friday, June 1, 2018, from 6:15 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the... Read More
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Visitor Access Limited to USS Arizona Memorial

Boat transport to the USS Arizona Memorial will be temporarily discontinued on Monday, May 7, 2018, due to a recently detected crack in the supporting structure for the visitor loading ramp. Facility specialists have already begun evaluations of the problem and the National Park Service will continue this structural safety assessment tomorrow. USS Arizona Memorial programs will continue as scheduled, however, visitors will be taken on harbor tours in the vicinity... Read More
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Evacuate now : This is an order on the Big Island of Hawaii

Hundreds of earthquakes in Hawaii had been measured Thursday morning on the eastern side of the Big Island of Hawaii, one quake was measured with a 5.0 strength. Thursday night the County of Hawaii  Civil Defence an hour ago issued a mayday for the Big Island with a mandatory evacuation order. Hawaii County spokeswoman Janet Snyder said Thursday red lava emerged on Mohala Street in the Leilani Estates subdivision. The county is... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority President Szigeti: Cutting funding unnecessary

The Hawaii Tourism Authority  (HTA) was caught red handed with a mountain of problems, ineffectiveness and favorism after a less-than-favorable audit.  Hawaii lawmakers are pushing to hold the Hawaii Tourism Authority more accountable through a bill that would slash the state agency’s funding. HTA President and CEO George Szigeti was under impressions, last year’s record tourism results — the 9.4 million visitors who came to Hawaii and the $16.8 billion that... Read More
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Personal gain for Hawaii Senator Donovan Dela Cruz through tourism projects?

A Hawaii state senator recently supported a bill to take more than $40 million away from the Hawaii Tourism Authority, a state agency that had denied the private company where he works an estimated $3.5 million worth of contracts over the last year. Senate Ways and Means Committee Chairman Sen. Donovan Dela Cruz (D-Wahiawa) is a vice president for communications and minority owner at DTL Hawaii, an offshoot of WCIT Architecture,... Read More