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Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?

In August 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to August 2018. However, it should be noted that August 2018’s performance was impacted in part by concerns related to Hurricane Lane. According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $244 (+10.7%), with ADR of $290 (+3.4%) and occupancy of... Read More
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Mass Shooting in Hawaii? Honolulu Advertiser fake FBI Warning?

KHON: Governor Ige and Mauna Kea protectors both call for a stop to use of threats via social media Mass shooting in the Hawaii State Capitol this weekend is a warning after Hawaii Governor Ige admitted getting death threats. This is not good for the Travel and Tourism Industry of the Aloha State, the largest export for Hawaii. This terror warning for Hawaii was the threat on a Facebook page posted... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority rolls out campaign to educate visitors

Every destination has its own set of unwritten rules regarding cultural etiquette. Hawaii is no different. Sharing the do’s and don’ts with visitors for their time in the Hawaiian Islands is the goal of a visitor campaign launched through a partnership between the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) and the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB). It’s called the Kuleana Campaign. Kuleana means responsibility and it’s the personal and collective commitment to... Read More
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Hawaii Tourism Authority supports community events and programs

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today it is awarding funding to 95 events and programs in the Hawaiian Islands through its Community Enrichment program (CEP) for the 2020 calendar year, an increase from 74 recipients in 2019. The funds are generated from tourism dollars through the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT), which people pay when they stay in legal accommodations throughout the state. HTA’s CEP funds a diverse array of festivals,... Read More
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Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts

Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers skipped a traditional Labor Day celebration to take action against Diamond Resorts, owner of the Modern Honolulu and Ka’anapali Beach Club on Maui. Workers occupied the public easement within the hotel property to celebrate labor victories while supporting Modern Honolulu and Ka’anapali Beach Club workers in their fight for job security, solidarity, and to uphold the union’s statement “one job is enough to live in... Read More
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Fly Basic Economy: Bidding system for toilet use on airlines?

Basic Economy : The true story Searching for the cheapest airfare and best airlines and finding a basic economy class airfare on American, United, Delta, and other airlines have one clear advantage: The advantage is the price, or are you getting fooled?  The airlines want to make your trip as miserable as possible, so you would never make this mistake again. Money talks in the airline industry. Of course, the basic... Read More
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Tourism dollars rolling in: Hawaii visitor spending up 2.4 percent in July

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.70 billion in July 2019, an increase of 2.4 percent compared to July 2018, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). Hawaii Island continues to show positive signs as it recovers from last year’s downturn in visitors due to the eruption at Kīlauea volcano. Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund numerous community... Read More
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Hawaiian Island Air hired a CEO with the intention to bankrupt the airline?

Hawaiian Island Air hired a CEO with the intention to bankrupt the airline? Airlines and Interisland Transportation Companies in Hawaii: First it was Aloha Airlines, the SuperFerry,  after that Mahalo Air, followed by United Airlines codeshare partner Island Air – all of them bankrupt.  Through all of this, Hawaiian Airlines was the lucky one and had been become a little stronger, every time bringing inter-island airfares to the highest levels in... Read More
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The Island Air and Honolulu Rail Connection in Federal Bankruptcy Court?

HART and Island Air may be connected in a conspiracy of corporate greed, lies, and possible fraud in hiring David Uchiyama. A complaint filed on August 12 in U.S. Bankruptcy Court in Honolulu alleges Uchiyama was hired knowingly by Island Air owners to run the company into the ground. Many loyal workers for Island Air lost their jobs and health insurance overnight. Hawaiian Airlines almost became a monopoly overnight, increasing their... Read More
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ACLU of Hawaii tells Trump administration: Don’t roll back trans rights

Earlier this month, the American Civil Liberties Union of Hawaii (“ACLU of Hawaii”) urged the United States Department of Health and Human Services not to roll back health care protections for transgender people. In comments submitted objecting to proposed changes to the Health Care Rights Law, Section 1557 of the Affordable Care Act, the ACLU of Hawaii stressed the devastating health consequences for transgender people, those seeking reproductive health care including... Read More