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OLS Hotels & Resorts expands in Hawaii with Volcano House

OLS Hotels & Resorts, a hotel company with 24 hotels and resorts throughout the U.S., announced that effective June 10, 2019, the company is providing sales, marketing and revenue optimization services to Volcano House, the iconic hotel and campsite located in Hawai’i Volcanoes National Park. This new partnership signifies OLS Hotels & Resorts’ continued growth into the Hawai’i market. OLS Hotels & Resorts currently operates five other Hawai’i properties: Hotel Renew... Read More
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Los Angeles Rams John Johnson III, Pisa Tinoisamoa & Cheerleaders to visit Hawaii June 14-17

In advance of the Los Angeles Rams’ preseason game against the Dallas Cowboys on Saturday, August 17 at Aloha Stadium in Honolulu, safety John Johnson III, Rams legend Pisa Tinoisamoa, and Rams Cheerleaders will visit the Islands to connect with fans, promote the game of football and showcase the ultimate Hawaiian experience. To promote tourism to Hawaii, the Rams will bring football and more to the Hawaiian Islands this summer. The... Read More
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Bipartisan Legislation to boost Tourism to the United States

Explore America Act, legislation that supports the expansion of cultural heritage tourism by strengthening the Preserve America Grant Program was introduced by Today, U.S. Senators Brian Schatz (D-Hawai‘i), Bill Cassidy, M.D. (R-La.), and Jack Reed (D-R.I.) reintroduced th. Changes to the program will help attract more visitors to American landscapes and cultural heritage sites in the National Parks System, enhance existing programs, and increase collaboration between communities and the federal government.... Read More
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Person dies on Maui at famous Seven Sacred Pools

An unidentified person died Thursday evening in the Pools of Oheo on the island of Maui in Hawaii. These famous pools are more commonly referred to as the Seven Sacred Pools. They are located in Haleakala National Park in the remote area of Kipahulu District. First responders received a call about an injured person in the pool late yesterday, and firefighters and police went to the scene where the person was... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) also helped to fund events and initiatives statewide in April, including the Merrie Monarch Festival, Celebration of the Arts Festival, Kau Coffee Festival, Honolulu Biennial,... Read More
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Maui Visitors Bureau’s hidden statement on hiking on Maui

Tourism is the biggest business in Hawaii.  Ocean activities and hiking are the most popular activities on the Hawaiian island of Maui. Both are fun, unique and can be amazing. However, such activities can also be deadly. It’s a tourism office’s obligation to educate visitors about the risks when swimming or when going hiking.Noah “Kekai” Mina fund me page Today, the body of missing hiker Noah “Kekai” Mina was found early... Read More
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Maui’s newest and most exclusive rental estate redefines luxury accommodation

​There’s a new player in the luxury rental accommodation space on Maui – one that blends modern features, amenities and services with deep roots in the island’s storied history. Haiku House Maui publicly announced today that it is accepting bookings for stays on its property. The news is set to shake up the hotel and hospitality industry on Maui, offering a unique, upscale hotel alternative not found anywhere else on the... Read More
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2019’s Best & Worst Cities for Staycations in US named

With summer arriving and 52% of Americans reporting having unused vacation days last year, 2019 Best & Worst Cities for Staycations report was released today. To identify the best spots for staying local, travel experts compared more than 180 cities across 43 key indicators of a fun-filled yet wallet-friendly staycation. The data ranges from movie and bowling costs to spas and wellness centers per capita to cost of house-cleaning services. Best... Read More
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Kaanapali Beach in Maui compared with other dangerous beaches after deadly shark attack

“Aloha from the Maui Visitors Bureau. The office is now closed in observance of the holiday.” This is the recording anyone hears today when calling the Maui Visitors Burea. The Hawaii Tourism Authority has no statement after a 65 visitor from Granite Bay, California swimming in front of his resort hotel, the Aston Kaanapali Shores on Maui’s Ka’anapali Beach Park was eaten by a shark on Sunday. When lifeguards pulled the... Read More
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Hotel Unions in Waikiki getting stronger: One job is enough !

80 workers at the Double Tree Hilton Alana Waikiki chose to join UNITE HERE Local 5. The union had reached an agreement with Keck Seng and Hilton—the owner and operator of DoubleTree Hilton Alana Waikiki, respectively—to allow a fair process for the workers to decide whether to unionize. Local 5’s newest union members work in housekeeping, front desk, food & beverage, uniformed services, and more. This agreement continues a trend of... Read More