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Hawaii timeshare occupancy grew whopping 91.5 percent

Timeshare properties in the Hawaiian Islands reported an average occupancy rate of 91.5 percent (+1.6 percentage points) in the second quarter of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report: April-June 2018, issued today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In comparison, hotel properties statewide recorded an average occupancy rate of 80.6 percent (+1.3 percentage points) in the second quarter. Jennifer Chun, HTA tourism research director, commented, “During a quarter that... Read More
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Analysis shows how debt for Hawaii graduates stacks up

"Student Debt and the Class of 2017," TICAS’ 13th annual report on debt for bachelor’s degree graduates of public and nonprofit colleges, finds that Hawaii ranks among the ten lowest average student debt states in the country. According to the report, the average debt load at graduation in 2017 in Hawaii was $25,125, and nearly half of students in the state (49 percent) graduated with debt. “When you’re talking about this... Read More
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Hawaii hotel management company acquires US mainland properties

Hogan Hospitality Group (HHG), a hotel management company with flagship properties in the state of Hawaii, has obtained a majority interest in Marin Management Inc. (MMI), a California-based hospitality group managing properties in California, Arizona and Texas. With the acquisition, HHG adds 17 hotels, restaurants and spas to its diverse portfolio, with the majority of properties located in California. John Manderfeld, founder and president of Marin Management Inc., will remain president... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority names honorees of Tourism Legacy Awards

Three organizations, Aha Punana Leo; Hawaiian Airlines; and Aulani, a Disney Resort & Spa are being presented with the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) highest honor – a Tourism Legacy Award – for their efforts to revitalize and normalize Hawaiian language usage in everyday life. Presented annually, the Tourism Legacy Awards honors organizations and individuals that have established a legacy of aloha through their perpetuation of the Hawaiian culture. This year’s awards... Read More
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What does US Census Bureau survey say about Hawaii?

The Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development & Tourism released highlights from a US Census Bureau survey which included compiled Hawaii data by geography and selected populations. Also included are 89 rankings tables and a table summarizing Hawaii’s rank across those 89 indicators. The US Census Bureau report released income, poverty, health insurance, housing, and other data from its American Community Survey (ACS) for 2017. The Census Bureau releases 1-year data... Read More
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Lanai Air now offering private flights to Lanai from Maui and Hawaii Island

Lanai Air, a luxury air charter service offering daily private flights between Lanai City and Honolulu, announced its route expansion to Maui and Hawaii Island. Starting today, guests of Four Seasons Resort Lanai will be able to charter private flights directly to Lanai from Kahului Airport on Maui and Ellison Onizuka Kona International Airport on Hawaii Island. “We’re excited to expand Lanai Air’s services to better accommodate the needs of our... Read More
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Fairmont Kea Lani celebrates Queen Liliuokalani with statue dedication and blessing

Fairmont Kea Lani, an all-suite and villa luxury resort in Hawaii, along Women At Accor Generation resort committee and Fairmont Hui Ohana are pleased to celebrate Hawaii's beloved monarch, Queen Liliuokalani with the commission and dedication of a sculpture. The statue will be prominently placed in the lobby at Fairmont Kea Lani for all to view. A special dedication and blessing of the statue is scheduled for Friday, September 7 at... Read More
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FEMA registration deadline for Hawaii’s April storm damage is today

Today is the last day to register for federal assistance for storm damage that occurred on the island of Kauai and Oahu due to severe storms in April. These storms caused flooding, landslides, and mudslides. Residents have until today, Monday, August 27, 2018, to register for disaster assistance with FEMA. Recovery officials urge residents who have yet to register to do so before the deadline. Survivors may register online at DisasterAssistance.gov... Read More
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Hawaii economic growth: Steady as she goes

In a report released today by the Hawaii Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) it revised its projection on Hawaii economic growth downward to 1.5 percent for 2018 from 1.9 percent projected in the previous quarter. The third quarter 2018 Statistical and Economic Report revealed that labor market conditions continue to be the best in the nation and tourism growth is still strong. The most recent economic data from... Read More
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Hawaii celebrates 85th birthday of travel industry management legend

The University of Hawaii at Manoa School of Travel Industry Management (TIM) and TIM International, the TIM alumni association, will honor the 85th birthday of Chuck Yim Gee, emeritus dean and an industry giant, at an August 25 Sustainable Tourism Forum and August 24 fundraising dinner. “Chuck has mentored and influenced hundreds of TIM alumni,” said Clyde Min, TIM International vice president and a Honolulu-based hotelier consultant. “He is the longest... Read More