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Hotel workers rally at Hilton’s and Hawaii’s largest hotel on International Women’s Day

Hundreds of UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, the largest Hilton in the world and the largest hotel in Hawaii, who work in housekeeping, food & beverage, engineering, front desk, and more will be joined by non-union hotel workers from the DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki, today, Friday, March 8, from 3:30 to 5:45 pm with a march to the beach that will start at 4:30... Read More
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CEO Pilar Laguana is fantastic news for Guam Tourism

Pilar Laguana, an international tourism veteran, is now in charge of the Guam Visitors Bureau. She thinks out of the box, she has a global mindset, and she is a prominent figure in the global travel and tourism industry. The new president and CEO, Pilar Laguana, was appointed on February 15, 2018 to lead the most important industry in the U.S. territory – Guam. She took over from former GVB President... Read More
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HAWAII TOURISM AT A MAJOR CROSSROADS

For many years, in addition to our international travel news coverage, eTurboNews has carefully followed tourism in our home state of Hawaii and has published a series of articles critical of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) which are archived HERE. With the recent very positive HTA board and leadership changes, HTA and their small staff now need all of the professional guidance and support they can get in order to even... Read More
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US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

The U.S. National Park Service issued a statement on the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It reads: Over the past 10 months, National Park Service staff and partners have taken an aggressive approach to develop and implement an expedited plan to repair the damage to the visitor loading ramp on the USS Arizona Memorial. Despite our best efforts and optimism, our previously estimated timeline for restoring access to the... Read More

Hotels in ASIA ignore warning signs of environmental killers

Citing insufficient manpower and low budgets, hotel operators are guilty of negligence of the most basic health and safety checks. From hotel owners to senior engineers there is little enthusiasm or willpower to act responsibly. Some molds produce mycotoxins that can pose serious health risks to humans and animals. Exposure to high levels of mycotoxins can lead to neurological problems and more serious problems including death. Prolonged exposure, e.g., daily workplace... Read More
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Typhoon Wutip: What tourists should expect in Guam and Northern Mariana Islands?

Typhoon Wutip is headings towards the Pacific U.S. territory Guam as a category 2 typhoon. As of Saturday 2 am local time the storm was about 230 miles south of Guam. Tourism is a major industry in Guam, and the travel and tourism industry including hotels and resorts are well prepared for a storm like this. Visitors should be safe, as long as they follow the instructions of hotel staff and... Read More
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US-China Trade Policy Negotiation Report “Scary”

The guest speaker at the February 13, 2019, Hawaii Tourism Association’s dinner meeting in Honolulu was David F. Day, Esq., Senior International Lawyer and Chairman, Global Risk Mitigation Foundation. Read more about Mr. Day below. The subject was the ongoing trade negotiations with China and the current and future impacts of this very complicated and “scary” issue. Day pointed out that the media is not understanding the important nuance of the... Read More
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Trade war tensions and Kilauea volcano trims tourism from Asia to the US

The number of tourists arriving in the United States from the Asia Pacific region fell by 3.2%* last year, The Kilauea volcano eruption in Hawaii (a top destination for Japanese travelers to the US) contributed to a drop in US-bound tourism in the second half of 2018. In addition, the number of Chinese visitors to the US during the year remained flat (0.0% growth) amid the ongoing trade war between the... Read More
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Honolulu ranked #1 most desired Valentine’s Day romantic getaway

Honolulu, Hawaii named most desired Valentine's Day getaway destination Are chocolates and diamonds really the most sought-after Valentine’s Day gifts? Not so, says the latest study. According to the Valentine’s Day Report — a nationwide study of the Valentine’s Day gift and travel habits of more than 1,500 U.S. adults — 25% of Americans prefer a romantic weekend getaway over chocolates, diamonds, or flowers this February 14. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with... Read More
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Hawaii ACLU takes a stance on Trump’s stance on “his wall”

The ACLU of Hawaii Executive Director Joshua Wisch issued the following statement in response to the US President's current stance on building "his wall:" “Hawaii is home to tens of thousands of federal workers. We’re also home to refugees and DACA recipients. In his statement today, the President is using their lives as poker chips in his bid to secure billions for a wall that doesn’t stand the independent scrutiny of Congress or... Read More