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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
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Hawaii Tourism Nearing Tipping Point?

The guest speaker at the August 13th, 2019, Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA) meeting was Hawai‘i travel industry professional, Frank Haas. Frank had been the wholesale business organization's guest speaker nearly a year ago when things at the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) were truly grim. His current message, "It’s been a year … what’s changed … what’s new?" was a little more optimistic because there have indeed been some significant HTA... Read More
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Honolulu Rail: A First Class Section suggested by new COO David Uchiyama?

The Honolulu Authority for Rapid Transport  (HART) is overlooking the most time consuming, most money-eating projects every undertaken in the U.S. State of Hawaii. Fist started with a 6 billion dollar project in 2006, in 2019 this number went to 10 billion and it will be another 6 years before it will be operational to transport Hawaiian residents and visitors on a 20-mile long rail-link spanning 21 stations from East Kapolei... Read More
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Why another California Visitor Disappeared on Maui? A desperate appeal!

Kihara Henry a tourist vacationing on the Island of Maui disappeared. Kihara is only 23 years old, 5’3 and weighs 110-120 pounds. While staying at a hotel Kihei, she rented a car on July 21 and was never heard of again. The black 2018 Nissan Sentra was found at Waianapanapa State Park on Thursday. In her car were most of her belongings, except her phone and keys. Remote Hana Highway is known... Read More
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Visiting Kauai North Shore: Maybe not after understanding new rules

The Kauai Visitors Bureau (KVB) is reminding visitors headed to the Garden Island about new rules that have been recently introduced following the reopening of access to Haena State Park, which includes the Kalalau Trail, Hanakapiai Falls and Kee Beach on the island’s famed north shore. The newly-implemented rules set forth will not only reduce congestion and limit vehicular traffic, but also help protect cultural and natural resources from overuse. This... Read More
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Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Union members working at the  Hyatt Regency Waikiki voted today to ratify a union contract that covers over 500 workers—just days after nearly 2,000 workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village and subcontractor Hawaii Care & Cleaning ratified their union contracts. The contract is modeled after the contract agreement that was reached on November 27 with Kyo-ya, which owns five Marriott-operated hotels. Beginning in October 2018, nearly 2,700 workers at the five... Read More
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Walking the walk in the 22nd annual Honolulu AIDS Walk at Kapiolani Park

by Scott Foster June 28, 2019, will be the 50th anniversary of the birth of the modern Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual and Transsexual (LGBT) civil rights movement. It all began far from Hawaii with a riot at a rundown New York City gay bar, the Stonewall Inn. For the first time in history, hundreds of LGBTs stood their ground to defy routine violent police attacks, arrests and jailing for simply socializing together.... Read More
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Pearl Harbor welcomes USS Hawaii home from deployment

by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Daniel Hinton, Submarine Force Pacific The Virginia-class fast attack submarine USS Hawaii (SSN 776) returned home to Joint Base Pearl Harbor-Hickam after completing its latest deployment June 6, 2019. The crew was greeted on the historic submarine piers of Pearl Harbor by a bustling crowd of well-wishers and families, eager to welcome the Sailors home after a successful deployment. “Every member of the crew prepared... Read More
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Hawaii Dept. of Education stalling on fixing gender inequities

A lawsuit is being brought under Title IX, the federal civil rights law co-authored by former Hawaii Congresswoman Patsy Takemoto Mink that prohibits discrimination on the basis of gender in any school that receives federal financial assistance. The Hawaii State Department of Education’s (DOE’s) latest attempt to shirk its responsibilities to girls comes just short of the 49th Anniversary of Title IX (which will be June 23, 2019). Rather than actually... Read More
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Maui’s newest and most exclusive rental estate redefines luxury accommodation

​There’s a new player in the luxury rental accommodation space on Maui – one that blends modern features, amenities and services with deep roots in the island’s storied history. Haiku House Maui publicly announced today that it is accepting bookings for stays on its property. The news is set to shake up the hotel and hospitality industry on Maui, offering a unique, upscale hotel alternative not found anywhere else on the... Read More