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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
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Tulsi Gabbard US President in 2020? She told CNN but not her father

His daughter Tulsi Gabbard is running for president in 2020. Hawaii Senator Mike Gabbard is currently attending the Farm Bureau convention in New Orleans where President Trump will speak on Monday. Gabbard’s daughter is U.S. Congresswomen Tulsi Gabbard. Donald Trump contending against Tulsi Gabbard may become a reality in 2020. Tulsi told CNN today about her plans to officially enter the race for president. After President Obama, she would be the second contender... Read More
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Cutting $19.31 an hour pay makes many TSA workers sick

The average pay for a TSA officers in the U.S. is $19.31 an hour, the responsibility a TSA officers have for the US airline safety is enormous. There are roughly 57,600 TSA employee at this time – and they are no longer getting paid due to President Trump’s government shut down. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: Since TSA officers are considered essential such officers are expected to... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism paradise has a dark side: 117 people dead in 2018

One of the most popular US travel and tourism destinations is also a destination with a dark track record of 117 people that died on its roadways in 2018. One outspoken leader in the travel and tourism industry is the CEO of Charley’s Taxi in Honolulu. She has been outspoken in traffic safety issues and invested heavily to make a difference. Her name is Dale Evans. Tourism income is at its peak... Read More
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Updated US Travel Advisory for China: Will China tourism officials retaliate?

Every day 8000 Chinese tourists enter the United States, and every day an average of 5000 American tourists enter China. Americans should exercise increased caution in China due to arbitrary enforcement of local laws as well as special restrictions on dual U.S.-Chinese nationals. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: A trade war between the two superpowers is obvious and issuing a travel alert in the midsts of such a... Read More
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Carnival Cruise Line adds San Francisco to its West Coast port network

Carnival Miracle to sail to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico from San Francisco Carnival Cruise Line today announced that for the first time, it will offer a series of cruises from San Francisco, with Carnival Miracle operating a diverse schedule that includes four- to 15-day voyages to Alaska, Hawaii and Mexico in 2020. Following strong reception to a previously announced program from San Diego in 2019, Carnival Miracle will also return to... Read More
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Hawaii tops list of 2019 most desirable U.S. travel destinations

U.S. destinations consumers are most interested in traveling to in 2019 is Hawaii The results of a recent consumer travel trends survey suggest 2019 is going to be another boon year for the travel industry. More than 3,500 consumers participated in the survey and a whopping 96 percent indicated they intend to travel for vacation in the coming year with nearly 90 percent stating they will take the same or more... Read More