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Hawaii overtourism: The reality

Frank Haas is the President of Marketing Management, a consultancy focused on travel and tourism in Hawaii and internationally. Haas is the former Dean and currently lectures at Kapi‘olani Community College’s Hospitality program. His experience includes executive positions in higher education, tourism and hospitality, food service, advertising, and high technology. Haas served as Vice President and Director of Marketing for the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and was responsible for $50 million... Read More
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22 tourists injured as flying rock from Hawaii volcano crashes tour boat

Flying rock from Hawaii volcano crashes tour boat A ‘lava bomb’, a flying chunk of molten rock, hit an ocean tour boat near the Big Island of Hawaii, puncturing the vessel’s roof and injuring the people on board, the island’s fire department has confirmed. At least 22 people were injured when the lava hit the boat, which carried 52 people in total. One of the tourists’ injuries were classed as severe.... Read More
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Tourist attack in Waikiki by homeless man

waikiki tourist attack A tourist attack in Waikiki on Sunday, left an Arizona woman with a concussion. She was visiting Oahu to celebrate her 28th birthday, when she was attacked by a homeless man near the Waikiki police substation at Kuhio Beach, a famous tourist beach. According to the president and CEO of the Visitor Aloha Society, Jessica Lani Rich, the tourist witnessed a younger homeless man throwing an older homeless... Read More
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Honolulu ranked among top 10 US cities

Honolulu Honolulu is ranked #10 city in the United States, according to the latest travel and tourism survey. The latest survey from Meredith Corporation reveals the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe, from cities and islands to cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and more. Cities are rated on sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and value. TOP 10 CITIES UNITED STATES Charleston, South CarolinaNew Orleans, LouisianaSavannah, GeorgiaSanta... Read More
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Samoa Tourism has a lot to thank Japan for

Samoa Port Japanese Ambassador Aioki  said  new port at at Matautu in Samoa can now bring to Samoa “many more foreign tourists who would appreciate the beautiful nature, unique traditions and kind hospitality of the Samoan people. “Samoa’s capital has a newly upgraded port facility at Matautu. The US$30-million project to improve safety and efficiency at Apia’s main port has taken two years and was opened this week by the Japanese ambassador... Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines adds Sacramento, California – Kahului, Maui service

Hawaiian Airlines Starting next year, Hawaiian Airlines will start daily flights between Sacramento, California, and Kahului, Maui, Hawaii. Service is scheduled to begin on April 1, 2019. The daily flight will take place on an Airbus A321neo, departing Sacramento at 8:30 am and arriving in Kahului at 11:15 am. A return flight will then take off from Kahului at 12:45 pm and land back in Sacramento at 8:55 pm. yahoo Facebook... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Journalist Presented Revealing Data During June Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association Event

UPDATED 6/27/2018 Honolulu Star-Advertiser Waikiki Bureau Chief Allison Schaefers’ June 13th, 2018, presentation to the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) was entitled, “You've got the crumbs, they've got the bread: More than 70 percent of daily visitor spending goes to hotels, transportation and food.” Schaefers has covered Hawaii tourism for more than a decade and was a staff writer for the Florida Times-Union in Jacksonville, Florida and has written for the... Read More
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U.S. Travel Ban upheld: what U.S. Travel said

The U.S. Supreme Court upheld President Trump’s travel ban in a decision. The U.S. Travel Association Executive Vice President for Public Affairs Jonathan Grella issued the following statement on the decision of the U.S. Supreme Court  Trump vs. State of Hawaii. The Supreme court decision Tuesday was decided by a vote of 5 to 4, ruling that Trump’s decision to ban or restrict travel and immigration from seven countries, most of them majority-Muslim, was within... Read More
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We are one! San Francisco is one hot party this weekend

We are one LGBTQ Pride San Francisco Not only the weather in San Francisco is hot. San Francisco is one big hot party this weekend. Hot girls, hot boys, hot trans and any good looking or not so good looking combination of people.  Members of the LGBTQ community and nonmembers – everyone is welcome to be part of this hot party of young and old in the City of Love. One... Read More
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The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) partners with Global Peace Foundation (GPF) i

PATA partners with GPF to empower young change leaders The Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) announced anorganizationall partnership with the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) in order to strengthen the bond and shared interests between the two organisations, particularly in the area of youth engagement. Founded in 2009, the Global Peace Foundation (GPF) is an international non-sectarian, non-partisan, non-profit organisation, which promotes an innovative, values-based approach to peace building. The organisation convenes and... Read More