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Hawai‘i Tourism Authority Furthers Its Commitment To Destination Management

 Building on the collaborative implementation of its community-based Destination Management Action Plans (DMAPs) since 2020, the Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) is further emphasizing its commitment to balancing tourism’s economic benefits with its impacts. HTA today announced it has begun the process of developing the next iteration of six Destination Management Action Plans to set the strategic direction and management for tourism desired by residents of Hawai‘i Island, Maui, Moloka‘i, Lāna‘i, O‘ahu, and Kaua‘i... Read More
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Waimea Plantation Cottages Resort on Kauai Celebrates 40 Years of Timeless Hawaiian Hospitality in 2024

 Waimea Plantation Cottages, nestled on the shores of West Kauai, is excited to announce 2024 as our 40th Anniversary as a historic resort. With roots dating back to 1884, the property has welcomed guests with the charms of authentic Hawaii plantation homes since 1984. “As we celebrate the 40th anniversary of Waimea Plantation Cottages Resort, we are pleased to share our Anniversary Celebration Sale with new and returning guests,” said Gregg Enright, general... Read More
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Hilo International Airport Advisory Issued

The Hawaii Department of Transportation issued the following advisory on January 1, 10.00 pm Hawaii time. There have been issues with checkpoint screening machines at Hilo International Airport (ITO) throughout New Year's Day. A technician is onsite, but HDOT recommends getting to ITO a minimum of two hours before your flight departure. Tuesday, Jan. 2 is also expected to be especially busy. We will update you when the technician has completed... Read More
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HIS and Meet Hawaii want more Corporate Meetings in Hawaii

 The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA) and Meet Hawai‘i will engage in a yearlong strategic partnership with Japanese Tour Operator HIS Japan, . The target are corporate clients of HIS so they can consider Hawaiʻi as a destination for corporate meetings, conventions, and incentive travel Dubbed “HIS New Way of Incentive Travel,” Meet Hawai‘i’s partnership with HIS Japan marks an industry milestone. Meet Hawai‘i is the only Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB)... Read More
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HVCB CEO John Monahan steps down: Hawaii Tourism Future Uncertain

A legend, a pillow for tourism, and a top leader for Hawaii Tourism is resigning. December 31 will be the last day for John Monahan to serve as CEO of the agency in charge of marketing Hawaii, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) ohn has been leading HVCB through good and bad times and almost lost HVCB’s marketing contract to the  Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), an organization that was... Read More
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Visit Maui is the best way to assist there right then.

The historical town of Lahaina, a beloved and unique piece of Maui, is no more. Its homes, cultural and historical sites, businesses, and 99 residents were all lost forever to the devastating wildfires that engulfed the town on August 8 and destroyed many of its properties in the Kula district of Upcountry Mau. The spirit and tenacity of Maui residents are also sturdy despite their ongoing grief, recovery, and attempts to... Read More
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Profits and occupancy at Hawaii Hotels Increase in October

In comparison to October 2022, Hawaii hotels reported higher revenue per available room ( RevPAR ), average daily rate ( ADR), and occupancy. Statewide ADR and RevPAR increased in October 2023 compared to pre-pandemic October 2019, but tenancy decreased. In comparison to October 2022, the statewide RevPAR was$ 258 ( +5.2 % ), with ADR at$ 347 ( +2.0 % ) and an occupancy of 74.5 percent ( +2.3 percentage points... Read More
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Kidnapping and killing kids is a crime.

Hawaii is where America vacations. With its distinctive story of the Hawaiian Kingdom still intact and a paradise on earth, many contend that Hawaii is the most tranquil and laid-back position in the nation. Israel and Gaza are engaged in a bloody battle on the other side of the globe, by the clear waters off the Mediterranean Sea. The majority of visitors to Hawaii do not want to think about this,... Read More
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Japan’s US Customs and Border Inspection

After an all-night trip to Hawaii, Chinese visitors to Honolulu may already be able to complete U.S. immigration and customs procedures there, avoiding lengthy lines. According to Governor Josh Green, Honolulu's Daniel K. Inouye International Airport in Hawaii is the main point of entry for visitors from Japan to another Hawaiian Islands. Prioritizing immigration before exit aims to make entry easier, possibly allowing for quick links or continuations to nearby islands... Read More
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Pre-Date Hawaiian Thanksgiving Holidays for American Pilgrims

It was a time for eating, sporting events, and religious rituals. Makahiki took place between November and February, during the rainy season, when there was n't much agricultural work to be done. As a result, individuals could concentrate on appreciating and celebrating the wealth of the produce. All wars and conflicts were prohibited during Makahiki, but it was still customary to ask God to strike down one's foes. People from various... Read More

Trump International Hotel Waikiki buyback of management deal

After more than ten years of operation, Trump Hotels and Irongate, the owner of the front office system, announced today that they have reached an agreement for a sizeable purchase of both the resort management and permit contracts for the Trump International Hotel, Waikiki. This opulent hotel is located in a 38-story building and is part of the Waikiki Beach Walk advanced. Waikiki Beach and the Royal Hawaiian Center are both... Read More
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Paul Brown dead, age 74

Paul Brown passed away today in San Francisco after fighting cancer. He was 74 and the owner of Paul Brown Salon in the trendy Honolulu Kakaako neighborhood. This was first reported by eTurboNews. For three decades, Paul Brown Hawaii pioneered botanical-drivened straightening systems and shine-enhancing formulas for hair while meeting the highest standards of the beauty industry. Founded in Hawaii in 1985, our haircare company was the first to address multi-culture... Read More
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Hawaii Department of Health issues disturbing press release

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is urging everyone to please exercise caution and celebrate the holidays safely as COVID-19 is surging. The 797 new COVID-19 cases reported today represent the highest case count in more than three months. The 7-day new case average increased from 101 ten days ago to 297 today. The positivity rate jumped from 1.4% ten days ago to 4.2% today. “These numbers reflect a disturbing trend.... Read More
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DOH expands booster authorization to 16 and 17-year-olds

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) is adopting expanded guidelines from U.S. Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) on COVID-19 booster vaccinations. Hawai‘i residents ages 16 and 17 may receive a booster dose if it has been at least six months since the completion of the initial series of the Pfizer-BioNTech vaccine.  DOH reminds all eligible residents they can receive a booster dose if it has been at least two months since their... Read More
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Oahu should expect heavy rain and floodings

The National Weather Service informed the City and the Department of Emergency Management (DEM) Sunday morning that flooding and severe weather from a Kona Low system could begin impacting O‘ahu this evening with effects continuing through Tuesday. There is potential for O‘ahu to experience a catastrophic rain event during this period with intense rain bands. Deep tropical moisture could produce widespread 10 to 15 inches of rain with isolated areas of... Read More