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How Los Angeles Rams pre-season at Aloha Stadium will help Hawaii tourism?

A Los Angeles Rams pre-season will be playing at the Aloha Stadium in Honolulu. The reason is to promote tourism to Hawaii. The Los Angeles Rams and the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) are kicking off a partnership to promote tourism to the Hawaiian Islands, it was announced today. As part of the agreement, the Rams will play a 2019 preseason game at Aloha Stadium in Hawaii. Game details including date, time and... Read More
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Fairmont Kea Lani offers resort guests reef-safe sunscreen

Fairmont Kea Lani, Hawai’i’s only all-suite and villa luxury resort, has partnered with a local skincare company, Kuleana®, becoming the first Hawai‘i resort to offer its guests the new, locally sourced, all natural reef-safe sunscreen in complimentary beach and poolside dispensers. This recent step taken by Fairmont Kea Lani furthers its dedication to responsible and sustainable tourism practices. “We are thrilled to offer industry leading sunscreen designed to malama `aina, mai... Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines welcomes over 971,000 guests in October 2018

Hawaiian Airlines Hawaiian Airlines, Inc., a subsidiary of Hawaiian Holdings, Inc., today announced its system-wide traffic statistics for the month ended October 31, 2018. Hawaiian welcomed over 971,000 guests in October 2018, a record for the month of October and an increase of 0.5 percent over the same period last year. Total traffic (revenue passenger miles) increased 3.6 percent on an increase of 6.3 percent in capacity (available seat miles). Load... Read More
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Hawaii visitor spending on the rise

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.28 billion in September 2018, an increase of 6.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Visitor spending increased from U.S. West (+2.5% to $460.2 million), U.S. East (+7.9% to $297.3 million) and All Other International Markets (+20.5% to $297.9 million) in September, while spending by visitors from Canada ($43 million)... Read More
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Visitor access to USS Arizona Memorial expected to resume in March 2019

USS Arizona Memorial The National Park Service (NPS) expects the USS Arizona Memorial dock repair project to be complete by March 2019, allowing visitor access to the memorial to resume. The design phase of the project was recently completed, allowing for the development of a more precise timeline for the repair process. Unfortunately, it will not be completed in time for National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day on December 7. Since May,... Read More
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Hawaii Hotel Strike Ongoing: Marriott Kyo-ya picket lines 24/7 and strong

Marriott strike Traveling to Waikiki or Maui and staying at one of the targeted Marriott Hotels may not be what most visitors to the Aloha State would be a fun experience. Unite Here Local 5 union issued this statement after more than 3 weeks of an ongoing strike at Marriott Hotels on Oahu and Maui, Hawaii. The Statement from Saturday night reads: “The strength that we’ve shown in the streets has... Read More
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The Hotel Strike Must go on

Local 5 issued the following statement Friday night : Local 5 members have worked hard since the end of our contract in July to initiate a productive discussion with management about the core issues affecting our industry. We took a step forward tonight. There is a significant distance remaining, but we know that we’re walking with a strong community of workers and allies.Our strike will continue until further notice. Our picket lines remain strong... Read More
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Fired and thankful: HTA Chief

George D. Szigeti The President & CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority, George D. Szigeti, bids a fond aloha to the state agency, sharing his parting thoughts: With October coming to a close, my tenure as President and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority is also ending. I joined HTA in May 2015 and have enjoyed the experience of helping HTA to fulfill its mission these past three-and-a-half years. It has... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority In Transition: Growth Down, but Not Out

Hawaii Travel and Tourism's future is on questionable grounds. The visitor's industry in the U.S. State of Hawaii is the number one industry and is banking on the Aloha Spirit to make Hawaii this special place in the world. Because of the looming local and national elections and the many recent dramatic international and local events (two near-miss Hawaii hurricanes, major flooding and the Hawaii Island Kilauea volcano eruptions), many important... Read More
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Hawaii Governors Candidate Addresses Prominent Business Organization

Representative Andria Tupola was the guest speaker at the October, 2018, meeting of the Hawaii Tourism Wholesalers Association (HTWA). The group’s interest in hearing the Republican candidate for Governor speak in person was to learn more about her positions on several issues particularly important to the tourism industry. These include her willingness to work towards amending the “ship-build” part of the Jones Act and, in this era of overtourism, repositioning the... Read More