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Hawaii Tourism awards contracts for China, Korea, Southeast Asia & Taiwan

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) issued a Request for Proposal (RFP) for each of its 4 main markets on June 17. These markets are China, Korea, Southeast Asia, and Taiwan. HTA announced today it has awarded 4 contracts for inbound destination marketing management services for the state’s major market areas. “We are pleased to be partnering with these specialists who will implement comprehensive plans to attract high-spending travelers from their respective... Read More
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911 not answering, Civil Defense unreachable, Emergency Sirens blasting

Hawaii Civil defense sirens went off around 5.00 pm Hawaii time. It appears the entire Island of Oahu is under an undefined threat. 911 service and phone service to civil defense seems to be unavailable. A 911 call answered went to the U.S. mainland to an operator who said the service is overwhelmed and calls are re-routed. She did not know why the alarm went off but suggested to remain indoors.... Read More
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The Island Air and Honolulu Rail Connection in Federal Bankruptcy Court?

HART and Island Air may be connected in a conspiracy of corporate greed, lies, and possible fraud in hiring David Uchiyama. A complaint filed on August 12 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Honolulu alleges Uchiyama was hired knowingly by Island Air owners to run the company into the ground. Many loyal workers for Island Air lost their jobs and health insurance overnight. Hawaiian Airlines almost became a monopoly overnight, increasing their... Read More
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President Trump confirms U.S. Travel Warnings are politically motivated

Should Americans believe American Travel Warnings or Advisories? President Trump doesn’t really think so. For many years travel advisories for Americans had been suspected of a half-truth and often politically motivated. U.S. President Trump confirmed this today, possibly putting American citizens in danger in making U.S. travel advisories less legitimate. For the United States, issuing travel warning against a country for political reasons is like a declaration of war for certain... Read More
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Hawaii visitors spending less

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $8.88 billion in the first half of 2019, a decrease of 2.0 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). In the month of June, total visitor spending was up 2.8 percent compared to a year ago. Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund dozens of... Read More
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Peace Through Tourism: Why IIPT matters now more then ever

This is a letter published by Anita Mendiratta who was honored by Louis D’Amore, the Founder and President of the International Institute for Peace through Tourism (IIPT). Anita Mendiratta continues to say in her letter:  Not one to feel comfortable using the word “I” in writing, on this occasion I will absorb the discomfort and make an exception. Reason being, in this sharing the ‘I’ extends far beyond me. This is a letter... Read More
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US Secretary of the Interior David Bernhardt to visit Pearl Harbor

US Secretary of the Interior, David Bernhardt, will visit the Pearl Harbor National Memorial tomorrow, Wednesday, May 29, 2019, to brief a congressional delegation and other officials about repairs underway on the USS Arizona Memorial loading dock. The briefing will include an overview of the process in close proximity to the Memorial from a US Navy passenger vessel. Secretary Bernhardt commented, “I have made it a top priority to ensure that... Read More
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A Strike on the Horizon: Hilton Hawaiian Village and The Modern Honolulu ?

Guests having booked the Hilton Hawaiian Village may be in for a surprise. The Hilton is the largest hotel in Waikiki. Tomorrow, Friday a rally of a Hawaii Union UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at the Hilton Hawaiian Village, with support from community allies and fellow members from other Local 5 hotels, will demand for a better contract and job protection. One Job Should Be Enough was the slogan... Read More
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Huge earthquake strikes Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands, no tsunami threat to Hawaii

Powerful, magnitude 7.5 earthquake has rattled Papua New Guinea and Solomon Islands today, U.S. Geological Survey said. There were no immediate reports of injuries or damage, and a​ tsunami alert was issued for Papua New Guinea and the Solomon Islands but was later cancelled. There is no tsunami threat to Hawaii, according to USGS. Preliminary Earthquake Report: Magnitude 7.5 Date-Time • 14 May 2019 12:58:26 UTC • 14 May 2019 22:58:26... Read More
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Centel Announces all-times high and annual cash dividend

Central Plaza Hotel Public Company Limited (“CENTEL”) (SET: CENTEL) today announced that the shareholders in their AGM 1/2562 have passed the resolution of an annual cash dividend on the company common stock of Baht 0.65 per share. The dividend is payable on 24 May 2019, to the shareholder of record at the close of business on 7 May 2019. For 2018, CENTEL achieved total revenues of Baht 21,768.2 million, an increase... Read More