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Tour helicopter crash lands in Oahu’s Sacred Falls Valley

Honolulu rescuers have received a call of a downed tour helicopter shortly after 11:30 Tuesday morning. Six units including the Honolulu Fire Department’s Air 1 helicopter responded to the area of Sacred Falls in Hauula at about 11:36 a.m. Honolulu Fire Spokesman Capt. Scot Seguirant said there were four people on board of aircraft that has made a possible hard landing. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers from around the world: According... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of communications and public relations. She begins work at HTA on May 6. “We are very excited to welcome Marisa to our HTA ohana, as she brings to us more than 15 years of journalism experience in the islands, as well as an innate passion for sharing the stories of Hawaii,” said... Read More
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Castle Resorts & Hotels selected to manage Waimea Country Lodge on Hawaii Island 

Castle Resorts & Hotels has been selected to manage the Waimea Country Lodge, a rustic 21-room property located in historic Waimea town on the island of Hawaii. The property is under new ownership. “We’re pleased to represent this charming property in the center of Hawaii Island’s beautiful paniolo (Hawaiian cowboy) country,” said Castle Resorts & Hotels President & CEO Alan Mattson. “Guests love the small-town appeal of the rustic lodge, which... Read More
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U.S. State Department tells tourists Brunei is safe, except for death by stoning

The U.S. State Department is telling American travelers, Brunei is one of the safest countries in the world to visit. Brunei safer than the Bahamas, Germany or Indonesia, and way safer then Turkey. The U.S. embassy, however, states: Criminal penalties for some offenses are harsher than in the United States. This is a clear and misleading understatement:  When traveling to Brunei the State Department wants travelers to read through a 1767 page... Read More
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Shot on Oahu: Visitors Aloha Society of Hawaii helps tourist to return to California

A Hawaii Vacation was cut short for a 34-year-old visitor from California. She was visiting  Oahu’s Northshore and was shot while driving on Kamehameha Highway at Kamananui Road close to the Dole Plantation just before 6 am. The tourist was driving a rental car and was taken to Wahiawa General Hospital but stable. She was later on released from the hospital and remained in a state of shock.The woman was with... Read More
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5 Hawaii ambassadors doing amazing things right now

Contemporaries practicing sustainable traditions of old: Ready and willing to share their stories He ali‘i ka ‘āina, he kauwā ke kanaka: The land is a chief; man is its servant. - Mary Kawena Pukui Native Hawaiians understood the relationship between humans and the natural world as a reciprocal one. Simple in concept and powerful in action, the notion is that if people mālama (care for) their land, the land will in... Read More
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Huge 12-foot shark attacks man’s canoe then body in Hawaii

A 75-year-old man and 3 other people were paddling outrigger canoes about a half mile offshore, in an isolated area between Anaehoomalu Bay and Keawaiki in the Waikoloa area on the Big Island of Hawaii when one of them saw that the victim had stopped paddling. A very big shark, which the paddler said was about as long as his 12-foot canoe, bit the hull of his canoe and knocked him... Read More
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Is driving TheBus the perfect niche for sociopathic liars?

By Dr. Anton Anderssen On the Honolulu bus system known as TheBus, there is a frequent announcement one hears - the recording states “If you see something, say something.” For the past 29 years, I have seen something that is vile, disgraceful and discriminatory – lying to the public about bus destinations. As a cultural anthropologist, I often hear how the Hawaiian tourism culture is the perfect niche for sociopathic liars.... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii hotels’ occupancy, revenue down in February 2019

In February 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported decreases in both average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to February 2018. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR declined to $242 (-4.2%), with ADR of $290 (-1.2%) and occupancy of 83.4 percent (-2.6 percentage points) (Figure 1) in February. eTN Chatroom: Discuss with readers... Read More