Southwest Airlines Hawaii flights not safe? Did FAA know?

With the arrival of a budget carrier Southwest Airlines in Hawaii, tourism may have changed forever for the Aloha State. With thousands of additional arrivals in Hawaii on a daily basis, airfares dropped, making the destination more affordable for many. At the same time mass tourism in Hawaii created a visible threat of over-tourism for the islands. Overtourism started a discussion to outlaw AIRBNB to avoid more increases in rent and... Read More

Deadly shooting in Waikiki close to Kapiolani Park

Thousands of tourists walk, take their bicycle and drive through Kapiolani Park to get to the Diamond Head State Park, a major Hawaii travel and tourist attraction. Sunday morning two Honolulu Police officers were shot dead when they responded to an assault call at a residential home on Hibiscus Drive close to Poni Moi Road in Waikiki. Hibiscus Drive is a residential side street off Kapiolani Park and en route to... Read More

Halekulani Hotel or Halepuna by Halekulani Hotel: What is the difference?

Halekulani Hotel  – the famous 5 stars Waikiki Beach Resort, and legendary luxury hotel trademark in the Hawaii hotel and resort scene has a sister hotel. The Halekulani Hotel is a 453-room resort situated on five prime oceanfront acres on famous Waikiki Beach, the favorite for many visitors t the Aloha State of Hawaii. The history of Halekulani is the history of hospitality in Waikiki. The first home here was so... Read More

ACLU Hawaii Welcomes New Board Member: Reverend Blayne Higa

The American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (ACLU of Hawaii) is excited to announce the newest member of its Board of Directors, Hawaii Island-based Reverend Blayne Higa. Born and raised in Hilo, Blayne is a graduate of Waiakea High School. He holds a Master of Divinity degree from the Institute of Buddhist Studies in Berkeley, California with a focus on Shin Buddhist ministry and chaplaincy and is currently the Resident Minister of 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

Invitation to Readers: Mufi Hannemann speaks at the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association

Hawaii news Online readers are invited to attend the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association meeting on Wednesday, November 13, 2019. Guest speaker is Mufi Hannemann, President & CEO of the Hawaii Lodging and Tourism Association. His organization represents Over 700 lodging properties and businesses through education, advocacy, and philanthropy. This will be a particularly good opportunity to learn the very latest about the quickly changing business trends affecting Hawaii's tourism industry. Mufi... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers addressing important issues

The speaker at the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) meeting held on October 9, 2019, was Dr. Keli’i Akina, President and CEO of the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii and an elected at-large Trustee at the Office of Hawaiian Affairs (OHA). Dr. Akina touched on several timely subjects including his personal thoughts about the Thirty Meter Telescope (TMT) being built on Maunakea on the Big Island in Hawaii. His personal opinion is... Read More
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Authentically Hawaiian Hotel Molokai Gets Fresh New Look

Travelers have enjoyed Hotel Molokai's laid-back atmosphere and aromatic Hawaiian breezes for over 50 years. Today, the hotel unveiled a new brand identity that brings modern appeal to its storied history. Along with a new logo and property signage, Hotel Molokai's rebrand includes a revamped website to help guests plan a dream getaway to what's known as the birthplace of hula and Hawaii's "Friendly Isle." "We're excited to have a visual... Read More

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

https://youtu.be/PD31DHE5foA San Francisco to Honolulu, 76 days 75 nights. For the owner of an adventure tourism company in Madrid, a trip from San Francisco took 76 days and 75 nights. Spanish tourist Antonio De La Rosa had a long and incredible journey to the Aloha State. He didn’t fly on United Airlines but just paddled from San Francisco to Honolulu. Tweets and media is going crazy about this story. Some comments:... Read More