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Hyatt Regency Waikiki To Honor The Golden Voice of Hawaii, Alfred Apaka

  HONOLULU, HAWAI`I: MAY 21, 2018 – A free event honoring the musical legacy and memory of “The Golden Voice of Hawai`i” Alfred Aholo Apaka will be presented from 7:00-8:00 PM on Saturday, May 26, 2018 in the ground floor Pualeilani Atrium at the Hyatt Regency Waikiki hotel. Located at 2424 Kalakaua Avenue, Honolulu, Hawaii, the event is sponsored by the Hawaiian Music Hall of Fame, Hyatt Regency Waikiki, the Hawaiian... Read More
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What is A Resort Fee and Why Should Hawaii Residents Care?

HAWAII: May 15, 2018 -The year was 2016. Hawaii hotels had begun adding a Resort Fee to their guest’s final bills.  An article entitled:" The big Hawaii hotel conspiracy, tax evasion", was reported by eTurboNews in August 2016 The author of this article was Juergen Steinmetz, a 40-year international tourism industry veteran, and publisher of eTurboNews. Steinmetz first began investigating the Hawaii Resort Fee by attempting to talk with local and national... Read More
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Hawaii Island: New Eruption breaks out in the east rift zone in lower Puna

The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory has announced that fissure 16 is venting lava spatter about a mile below the Puna Geothermal Plant, a mile west of Highway 132. No lava flow has yet occurred. Highway 132 (Pahoa-Kapoho Road) remains open and no buildings are in danger from the latest fissure. The Hawaiian Volcano Observatory said the 16th fissure with lava spatter opened east of the Puna Geothermal Plant and Northeast of the... Read More
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CBS announces Hawaii’s favorite TV series MagnumP.I. is being picked up for 2019

The long-running TV series Magnum P.I. began in 1980 starring Tom Selleck as Thomas Magnum, a private investigator (P.I.) living on Oahu, Hawaii. The series ran from 1980 to 1988 during its first-run broadcast on the American television network CBS. The series consistently ranked in the top twenty U.S. network TV programs during the first five years of its original run. In 2017, CBS issued a pilot commitment for a reboot... Read More
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What to do? Health threat for Hawaii visitors and residents. HPH warns residents on all Hawaii Islands

Planning to visit Hawaii? The Hawaii travel and tourism industry is playing down a health threat to all Hawaiian Islands that is very real. It includes not only the Island of Hawaii but Maui, Molokai, Lanai, Oahu with its tourism center Waikiki and Kauai. The danger of causing a threat to the health of tourists and locals on all Hawaiian Islands is caused by the Kilauea volcano on Hawaii Island. The... Read More
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Hawaii Island Lives and Livelihood From Tourism At Risk As Kilauea Volcano Eruption Escalates

HAWAII ISLAND: If Kilauea Volcano on Hawaii Island goes into what is now predicted as “a new cycle of violent eruption” with massive smoke, fumes and poisonous Sulfur Dioxide gas and equally poisonous Hydrogen Sulfide gas, when the trade winds eventually shift, Maui and Oahu could also be at risk for the potentially deadly vog. Gas levels are being carefully monitored and reported on and additional evacuations could occur should the... Read More
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Rethinking Hawaii Tourism: 21st Century Solutions for 21st Century Challenges

Many compelling recommendations and the research & reasoning behind them about marketing Hawaii were presented and discussed by four respected local economics and marketing veterans during a luncheon forum on Wednesday, May 2nd. The event was presented by the Hawaii Economic Association (HEA) at Honolulu’s Plaza Club and I was lucky enough to have a front row seat. Obviously good friends, the four scheduled and began to collaborate on the presentation... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority escapes “Draconian” budget cuts; new leadership appointed

HONOLULU, Hawaii - On the heels of the latest in a long series of “scathing” state audits of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), HTA Board Chair Rick Fried, a prominent Honolulu attorney, submitted his resignation after Governor David Ige withdrew Fried’s nomination to continue as board chairman of HTA. HTA is the state agency responsible for Hawaii’s tourism marketing. Fried became chair in 2015. The Honolulu Star-Advertiser reported that Fried’s “exit... Read More
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Hawaii volcano erupting again

After the Kilauea volcano eruption slowed late Thursday night, the Hawaii County Civil Defense has confirmed that new volcanic vents are erupting in what’s known as “the East Riff Zone.” This large area in the Puna District of Hawaii Island aka “the Big Island” includes the rural Leilani Estates near Kaupili, Makamae and Mohala Streets.” Click on the headline to read the full article... - Submit your own story idea click here - Read More
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Hawaii Volcano Eruption Reactivates

Hawaii Volcano Eruption Reactivates HAWAII ISLAND UPDATE HAWAII: Situation getting more "dire." 5.6 earthquake just reported under the ocean near Hawaii Island "in the vicinity of the South flank" of the Kilauea volcano. No tsunami is predicted. After the Kilauea volcano eruption slowed late Thursday night, the Hawaii County Civil Defense has confirmed that new volcanic vents are erupting in what’s known as “the East Riff Zone.” This large area in... Read More