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Travel News distribution on a new level in 2020: eTurboNews is a trendsetter

Travel and Tourism News is an important part of the global news industry. Issues relevant to the travel and tourism industry and how they interact with the world economy, peace, environment,  politics, and people to people communication makes a difference. Tourism is the largest industry in the world. Started in Indonesia in 1999 with the ASEAN TOURISM DISCUSSION FORUM and in Hawaii with HAWAII TALK, eTurboNews was the first online publication... Read More
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Kāneiolouma Hawaiian village announces restoration plans

Beginning in January 2020, a crew of traditional Hawaiian stone masons and cultural practitioners will begin Phase Three of the Kāneiolouma project – the full restoration of this ancient Hawaiian village located on Kauai’s beautiful south shore. Located only steps away from world-famous Poipu Beach, Kāneiolouma is a largely intact 20-acre Hawaiian village dating back to the mid-1400’s. At its center, the complex contains the sacred spring of Waiohai. “A lot... Read More
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Deadly Terror Attack at Pearl Harbor Hawaii? Arizona Memorial lock-down just cleared

Deadly Terror Attack at Pearl Harbor Hawaii? Arizona Memorial lock-down just cleared Visitors are safe and all Pearl Harbor gates are now open again. Tourists and other visitors are now able to leave the Memorial and the base. Earlier Tourists visiting Arizona Memorial were under a “shelter in place” order unable to leave the base at this time.  Earlier Pearl Harbor was under attack. A reported shooting has shut down access... Read More
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Hawaii tourists spent US$1.33 billion in October

Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund a number of community events statewide in the land of Aloha during October, including the Hawaii Food and Wine Festival, Maui Marathon, Kauai Chocolate and Coffee Festival, and Honolulu Pride Parade and Festival. Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in October 2019, a slight increase of 0.9 percent compared to October 2018, according to preliminary... Read More
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Parking: Frustrating, revenue and cutting edge technologies

Recognizing how frustrating parking can be for travelers (and also recognizing that parking is an important source of revenue), airports across the United States are introducing cutting-edge parking technologies to make their parking facilities more customer-friendly and safer, while at the same time making them more competitive relative to independent satellite lots. These technologies are designed to get travelers into open parking spaces and into terminals as quickly as possible. Other... 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
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Hawaii Tourism Authority: October was a mixed bag for Hawaii vacation rentals

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) released the Hawaii Vacation Rental Performance Report for October 2019 today. In October 2019, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 949,700 unit nights and monthly demand was 690,000 unit nights, resulting in an average monthly unit occupancy of 72.6 percent. In comparison, Hawaii’s hotels were 79.1 percent occupied in October 2019. It is important to note that unlike hotels, condominium hotels, and timeshare... Read More
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Hawaii hotels: Occupancy and revenue up in October

In October 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to October 2018. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $200 (+4.3%), with ADR at $253 (+1.7%) and occupancy of 79.1 percent (+2.0 percentage points) (Figure 1) in October. HTA’s Tourism Research Division issued the report’s findings utilizing data... Read More
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Sandal Resort Hawaii? A Caribbean Vacation in Hawaii?

The Hawaiian Islands and their Caribbean counterparts are separated by thousands of miles,  and also by some vast cultural differences. While Hawaii is part of the United States,  most of the Caribbean islands are considered international destinations. visitors need an updated passport. For most American travelers the Caribbean, however, means short travel times and similar time zones, why flying to Hawaii is usually significantly longer and the 6 hour time difference... Read More
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Hawaii named #1 Top Glamping Destination this winter

Contrary to what most might think, camping is NOT just a summer activity, and Hawaii residents are proving that to be true – Hawaii has just been named the #1 best glamping (luxury camping) destination in the US this winter, according to a recent report issued by the outdoor experts. Top 10 US Glamping Destinations for 2019 1. The Big Island, Hawaii2. Austin, TX3. The Oregon Coast, OR4. Albuquerque, NM5. Green... Read More