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Hawaii hotel strike: UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya reach tentative agreement

UNITE HERE Local 5 and Kyo-ya have reached a tentative agreement on a new union contract. “We’re grateful for the solidarity of our fellow union members and the support of the entire community,” UNITE HERE Local 5 President Gemma Weinstein said today. “The new agreement meets the needs of our employees and Kyo-ya,” said the management of Kyo-ya. “We look forward to welcoming them back and look forward to more years... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

HTA funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the awarding of more than $3.56 million in funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands that will perpetuate Hawaiian culture, protect natural resources, and showcase community events and programs in 2019. Funding recipients are qualified nonprofit groups, community organizations and individuals statewide who have demonstrated through proposals submitted to HTA their commitment... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority publishes Visitor Satisfaction Report

Waikiki Beach The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the results of its Visitor Satisfaction and Activity report for the first and second quarter of 2018, offering valuable information and demographic data from visitors about Hawaii not provided in any other study from HTA. Published by HTA’s Tourism Research Division, the report’s findings analyze the opinions of visitors to Hawaii from eight major global markets – U.S. West, U.S. East, Japan,... Read More
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Aloha, as in goodbye, to Scoot airline

Low-cost airline Scoot is saying goodbye to the Hawaiian Islands effective June 2019. The airline made its inaugural flight from Singapore to Honolulu in early December of last year, but now the airline is saying the demand for this service has been low. Scoot is an arm of Singapore Airlines Group and was utilizing a 329-seat Boeing 787-8 Dreamliner for the Singapore-Honolulu route that was scheduled to fly 4 times a... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism publishes comprehensive report for 2017

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the publishing of the 2017 Annual Visitor Research Report, the most comprehensive collection of research and analysis about the performance, characteristics and visitor profiles of Hawaii’s tourism industry in 2017. The 188-page report provides businesses and stakeholders involved in tourism with a better understanding about Hawaii’s leading industry and keeps them informed when developing new products, creating marketing strategies and staying competitive. Highlights of... Read More
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Great Aloha Run celebrates 35 years in 2019

On your mark, get set, go! This coming Presidents’ Day, February 18, 2019, over 20,000 participants will take their places at the start line of the Hawai‘i Pacific Health Great Aloha Run (GAR). Now in its 35th year, the 8.15-mile road race raises money for charitable organizations while also promoting health and fitness. A kick-off event will be held in downtown Honolulu from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Friday, November... Read More
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Starwood Capital Group acquires Princeville Resort

Starwood Capital Group acquires the St. Regis Princeville Resort located on the stunning island of Kauai, Hawaii Starwood Capital Group announced today that it has acquired the 251-room St. Regis Princeville Resort located on the stunning island of Kauai, Hawaii. Starwood Capital Group’s hotel management company, SH Hotels & Resorts, will operate the hotel effective immediately as Princeville Resort. Starwood intends to invest more than $100 million to transform the property... Read More
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Drunk JTB Hawaii Oli Oli tourist shuttle driver arrested for homicide

JTB Hawaii is one of the biggest inbound travel operator in Hawaii. The company may be in big trouble today after one of their Oli Oli Visitors Shuttle drivers was arrested for being intoxicated and after he killed a pedestrian while operating a shuttle with Japanese visitors on board. Many Japanese tourists use Oli Oli Shuttle for Waikiki and Honolulu transportation. Today was also another opportunity for Charley’s Taxi CEO Dale... Read More
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76-year-old man killed in tour trolley accident in Honolulu

Photo courtesy of Michael Tsai, Star Advertiser An Oli Oli tour bus was allegedly involved in an accident today on the island of Oahu in Hawaii that left a 76-year-old man dead at the scene. The tour bus driver is in custody under suspicion of driving under the infuence. In the photo shown, riders can be seen waiting on the tour bus that is being detained at the accident scene. The... Read More