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Chinese New Year Travel during Coronaviruses threat

Coronaviruses are becoming the latest threat to the global travel and tourism industry. Coronaviruses had more than 2 Million searches on Google today, the world is getting concerned. The good news is, the World Health Organization is not ready to call the outbreak of Coronaviruses a global health crisis, or a health emergency yet. January 25 is Chinese New Year and Chinese visitors are traveling by the millions around the globe.... Read More
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Volcanic Tsunami Warning: Manila airport closed

Manila‘s Ninoy Aquino International Airport is closed until further notice. The largest airport in the Philippines closed Sunday night at 6.30 pm after a dramatic explosion of the Philippines’ second-most active volcano on Sunday has prompted warnings of a possible “volcanic tsunami” and required tens of thousands of people to be evacuated. Approximately 5 percent of tsunamis are formed from volcanoes and approximately  16.9 percent of volcanic fatalities occur from tsunamis. A... Read More
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African Tourism Board is now a non profit company with Aloha

African Tourism Board was approved by the Companies and Intellectual Property Commission of South Africa to become a Non-Profit Company. A certificate was issued on Wednesday, January 8, 2020 “A new era for ATB starts from today”, says Doris Woerfel, CEO of the African Tourism Board. ATB Chairman  Cuthbert Ncube echoed expressing his excitement and commitment to expressing his desire for the African Tourism Board to become the prime voice of... Read More
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ANA expands its Narita-Honolulu route fleet with new A380 FLYING HONU

All Nippon Airways (ANA), Japan’s largest and 5-Star airline for seven consecutive years, will be launching the third of its specially designed “FLYING HONU” Airbus A380s, allowing for ANA to offer both daily flights between Narita and Honolulu on these unique aircraft. ANA currently provides two flights daily on the Narita-Honolulu route, with 10 flights served by Airbus A380s and four operated by Boeing 777s. Starting on July 1*1, ANA will... Read More
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How a United Nations Agency UNWTO want to silence the press?

UNWTO (the World Tourism Organization)  has its own interpretation when it comes to the freedom of the press,  and it doesn’t include U.S. based travel and tourism publication eTurboNews. Under the leadership of UNWTO  Secretary-General Zurab  Pololikashvili, the United Nations seems to be joining countries or government associations,  that see critical media as their enemies. Mr. Pololikashvili is from the Republic of Georgia, a country ranked “partially free” with a rank... Read More
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Burnham Sterling advises Hawaiian Airlines on Japanese financing of 6 Airbus aircraft

Burnham Sterling & Co. LLC today announced it acted as exclusive financial adviser and placement agent to Hawaiian Airlines for the Japanese yen (JPY)-denominated financing of four Airbus A330 and two A321neo aircraft. “Burnham Sterling helped us execute this very innovative financing with a fixed coupon well under 1.0%,” said Shannon Okinaka, Chief Financial Officer at Hawaiian Airlines. “This financing solution has been a win-win for Hawaiian, as it serves the... Read More
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IFPTE mourns tragic loss of IFPTE Local 121 members

The International Federation of Professional and Technical Engineers (IFPTE) released the following statement in response to yesterday’s shooting at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard: “The officers, members and staff of IFPTE send our deepest condolences to the families of the three IFPTE Local 121 members who were the victims of a senseless shooting that occurred yesterday afternoon at the Pearl Harbor Naval Shipyard in Hawaii. It is with great sadness to... Read More
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Mufi Hannemann: A Candid Talk Story

Former Honolulu Mayor Mufi Hannemann is one of the most recognizable politicians and business leaders in the islands. As a political observer and writer in Hawaii for 35-years, when the opportunity presented itself to sit across a dinner table for two hours with Mufi to talk story, I was ready. Hannemann was the guest speaker at the November 13, 2019, Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) dinner meeting. HTWA is a relatively... Read More
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Honolulu airport named best in US to fly from this Thanksgiving

According to a new report, Honolulu’s Daniel K. Inouye International (HNL) is the best US airport to fly this Thanksgiving — at least when it comes to flight departures. So far this year, Inouye is reporting the lowest percentage of flight cancellations in the country. Meanwhile, Maui’s Kahului Airport (OGG) ranks no. 2. Researchers evaluated the latest data from the Bureau of Transportation Statistics. The data included newly updated information on... Read More
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CAIR condemns anti-Muslim hate rhetoric at Hawaii-Israel Alignment event

The Council on American-Islamic Relations (CAIR), the nation’s largest Muslim civil rights and advocacy organization, today condemned anti-Muslim hate rhetoric spewed at a recent event organized by the Hawaii-Israel Alignment group and published online under the title “Islam is coming for you.” In video excerpts published by CAIR, American Truth Project founder Barry Nussbaum makes a number of hate-filled Islamophobic statements, including: “You need to know who your enemies are.” “They’re... Read More