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President Trump playing Russian Roulette with Hawaii’s Visitor Industry

Planning a Hawaii vacation? The United States declared a national health emergency because of the coronavirus. How many are sick with the coronavirus in Hawaii? Many visitors from China are enjoying Waikiki Beach this weekend. Luckily no cases of coronavirus are yet reported from the Aloha State. Residents, visitors, and State officials want to keep it this way. The Hawaii tourism industry is the biggest economic driver for Hawaii. It is... Read More
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Questions on Coronavirus and Travel?

Questions on the Coronavirus and discussed. You can be part of this hot debate. Not only the tourism world is talking about the impact of the coronavirus on travel and tourism and the business behind. There is now an invitation to join the discussion on the developing scare of coronavirus. Anyone interested is urgently encouraged by Dr. Peter Tarlow from SaferTourism to enter the discussion or to listen in on January... Read More
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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