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Closing Hawaii for Korean Visitors: Hawaiian Airlines takes a lead

Closing Hawaii for Korean tourists was a call made by many in Hawaii, including leaders in the travel and tourism industry and government, but didn’t want to be named. This was revealed in an eTurboNews survey and article yesterday. Today Hawaiian Airlines is the first airline suspending operation between Honolulu and Seoul. The inaugural flight was recorded on January 12, 2011 The airline is operating five flights a week and mostly... Read More
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Closing Hawaii for Korean Tourists?

Hawaii is the most isolated place on earth with the next city (San Francisco) 2500 miles away. Hawaiian residents and members of the visitors’ industry are worried about Coronavirus. One case could cripple the State.A senior member of the Hawaii Visitors Industry wants Korean Tourists banned from visiting Hawaii and told eTurboNews Close the borders! Our isolation means nothing if we keep bringing people in from countries that have the disease.... Read More
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Preparations for Pacific Arts & Culture Festival are underway in Hawaii

With the Festival of the Pacific Arts & Culture or FESTPAC less than four months out, event commissioners held a news conference today announcing numerous preparations underway. FESTPAC will run from June 10-21, 2020 with events being held throughout Honolulu and Waikiki. It will be the first time that Hawaii will serve as FESTPAC host. Thousands of Pacific Islanders and visitors are expected to attend FESTPAC. This yearʻs theme is: E... Read More
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Hawaii hotels outperform vacation rentals in January

In January 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii statewide vacation rentals was 797,300 unit nights and monthly demand was 657,900 unit nights, resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 82.5 percent. In comparison, Hawaii’s hotels were 84.1 percent occupied in January 2020. It is important to note that unlike hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare resorts, vacation rental units are not necessarily available year-round or each day of the month.... Read More
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Deadly Plane crash on North Shore Oahu, Hawaii

A plane crash is being reported from Dillingham airfield on the North Shore of Oahu, Hawaii. Operations for the day were canceled at Dillingham Airfield as officials investigate the fatal plane crash leaving two men in their 60s dead. The FAA’s preliminary information is that a single-engine Cessna 305a crashed at approximately 9:15 a.m. Honolulu Police and Honolulu Fire are responding in full force including Hazardous Materials Vehicles were observed racing to... Read More
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Hawaii Hotels: Starting the year off strong

The first month of the year in 2020 shows Hawaii hotels statewide started the year off with a bang. Growth has been reported across the board in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to January 2019. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $264 (+11.7%), ADR rose to $314 (+5.6%), and occupancy grew to... Read More
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PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy appeal on COVID-19

PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy appeal on COVID-19 PATA CEO Dr. Mario Hardy is calling for some messages of kindness for China during the time of COVID-19. PATA teamed up with this publication in sponsoring a presentation with SaferTourism and Dr. Peter Tarlow on March 5 on the sideline of ITB Berlin. Founded in 1951, the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) is a not-for-profit association that is internationally acclaimed for acting as a... Read More
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Daredevil completes heart-stopping high-wire walk across Ala Moana Hotel towers

World-renown high-wire walker, Blake Wallenda, from The Flying Wallendas family, made history on 17 February when he completed a skywalk between two Ala Moana Hotel by Mantra hotel towers – 15 stories up. The skywalk was his most daring act to date ― and a first for Hawaii. There was no tether or net for Wallenda as he traveled between two of the hotel’s buildings on a 60m-long, 1.5cm-wide wire whilst... Read More
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Official COVID-19 Statement by the Hawaii Department of Health

The Hawai‘i Department of Health (DOH) was notified today by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) that an adult male who traveled to Maui from Jan. 28 to Feb. 3 and to Oahu from Feb. 3-7 has been confirmed for COVID-19. The individual is a Japanese national who developed severe symptoms, sought medical care, and was diagnosed and tested after leaving Hawaii and returning home to Japan. The Department... Read More
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Coronavirus: Hilton Hawaii relocates guests

The Grand Waikikian by Hilton Grand Vacations Club is a popular oceanfront property on a popular Waikiki Beach stretch. The location couldn’t be more central when it comes to fun, sand and sea. The news about Aichi Prefecturea, a 60-year-old Japanese visitor who was staying at the Grand Waikikian is challenging news for Hilton Hotels in Hawaii. It’s a dark gray cloud for Hawaii’s travel and tourism industry. The threat, even... Read More