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Saving Hawaii’s Big Island with lava tourism

lava tourism Volcano and lava tourism is nothing new. Tourists have been traveling to active volcanoes for literally hundreds of years to see molten lava as up close and personal as possible. Perhaps the fascination lies in seeing the “insides” of our Earth home with our own eyes. The very core of our planet has made its way to the surface and is bubbling, steaming, and sometimes spewing molten rock in... Read More
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Hawaiian Airlines has a dream and said yes to Boeing for 10 787-9

Hawaiian Airlines goes all out with Dreamliners. AFter Hawaiian Airlines ditched the Airbus Neo,  Boeing and Hawaiian Airlines announced the companies finalized an order yesterday for 10 787-9 Dreamliners, valued at $2.82 billion at list prices. The deal also includes purchase rights for 10 additional 787s. “The Dreamliner’s operational performance and passenger-friendly cabin makes it an ideal aircraft to serve as our flagship aircraft of the future,” said Peter Ingram, president and... Read More
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Benchmark appoints new Director of Sales and Marketing for Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu

Benchmark, a global hospitality company, has appointed Jon Conching director of sales and marketing for Turtle Bay Resort. The Benchmark Resorts & Hotels property is located on Oahu’s legendary North Shore. Jerry Gibson, Benchmark’s vice president and managing director for the resort, made the announcement. “It is indeed a pleasure to formally welcome Jon to Benchmark and to Turtle Bay Resort,” said Mr. Gibson. “His multi-decade highly successful career and business... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

New Pearl Harbor tours launched

New Pearl Harbor tours launched Pacific Historic Parks and the National Park Service have partnered to bring an important chapter of American history more to life. Two new immersive experiences have been launched and are currently available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center that is open daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will now be able to engage with history through the new USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour and... Read More
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Hawaii under Attack: “38 Minutes” becomes tourist attraction in Honolulu

” Extreme alert: Ballistic Missile Threat for Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” It was the message on every mobile phone, on every TV screen at 8.07 am on Saturday, January 13 this year. Now Hawaii has a new travel and tourism attraction not yet known to many of Hawaii’s visitors. Hurry this attraction may disappear at the end of July. The tourism attraction, equally interesting to locals... Read More
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Hawaii timeshare properties averaged 92 percent occupancy in Q1 2018

Hawaii timeshare properties averaged 92 percent occupancy in Q1 2018 Timeshare properties in Hawaii averaged a 92.0 percent occupancy rate statewide for the first three months of 2018, according to the Hawaii Timeshare Quarterly Report released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). By comparison, hotel properties averaged an 82.9 percent occupancy rate for the same quarter. Owners of Hawaii timeshare units accounted for 58.8 percent of occupied room nights in... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: What Frank Haas told Governor Ige behind closed doors

The election in Hawaii is in full swing. Candidate and current Governor Ige has his hands full, not only for a possible second term in office but for a disaster in the making. This disaster is Hawaii's largest industry - the travel and tourism industry. On Friday, Frank Haas had a conversation with Hawaii Governor Ige in the Governor's office. Frank Haas is a principal at Marketing Management. From 2002 to 2007,... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes new appointees to its Board of Directors

Hawaii Tourism Authority welcomes new appointees to its Board of Directors The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is pleased to welcome four new appointees to serve on its board of directors, David Arakawa, Micah Alameda, Kyoko Kimura and Ben Rafter. Governor David Ige recently nominated the four business and community leaders to serve on HTA’s board, with their appointments confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate. George D. Szigeti, HTA president and CEO,... Read More
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Why was HTA Chief George Szigetti fired?

As reported by this publication on Friday the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) Board voted unanimously to fire its current President and CEO George Szigeti. The board voted last Friday to fire him without cause. How did it come to this?  According to eTN sources close to the Hawaii Tourism Authority here are the main reasons that caused George Szigeti to be terminated. A recent audit found the Hawaii Tourism Authority to... Read More
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Lahaina Loft answers growing demand for unique event cenues on Maui

Lahaina Loft, a contemporary oceanfront event space is Maui’s newest premier venue for weddings, corporate events and social gatherings, meeting the growing demand for alternative celebration venues on the island. The quintessential loft located on historic Front Street, features white walls, wood floors and large windows as well as an outdoor lanai (balcony) offering picturesque Maui ocean and sunset views. Featuring 2,000-square-feet of air-conditioned event space, the spacious layout delivers limitless... Read More