Hawaii Tourism News 

New Pearl Harbor tours launched

New Pearl Harbor tours launched Pacific Historic Parks and the National Park Service have partnered to bring an important chapter of American history more to life. Two new immersive experiences have been launched and are currently available at the Pearl Harbor Visitor Center that is open daily from 7:00 am to 5:00 pm. Visitors will now be able to engage with history through the new USS Arizona Memorial Deluxe Tour and... Read More
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Hawaii under Attack: “38 Minutes” becomes tourist attraction in Honolulu

” Extreme alert: Ballistic Missile Threat for Hawaii. Seek immediate shelter. This is not a drill.” It was the message on every mobile phone, on every TV screen at 8.07 am on Saturday, January 13 this year. Now Hawaii has a new travel and tourism attraction not yet known to many of Hawaii’s visitors. Hurry this attraction may disappear at the end of July. The tourism attraction, equally interesting to locals... Read More

Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident

Hawaii disaster officials caution quake damage not immediately evident Residents of Hawai’i County who have felt the ground rumble beneath their homes as a result of the ongoing Kilauea eruptions and earthquakes are encouraged to look carefully for damage. Signs of earthquake damage are not immediately evident and can be cumulative. Even small quakes can cause damage. Residents should check their property periodically and document any damage. Look for: • damages... Read More
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SBA tops $10 million in Hawaii disaster assistance loans

Director Tanya N. Garfield of the U.S. Small Business Administration’s Disaster Field Operations Center-West announced today that SBA has approved $10.2 million in Hawaii federal disaster loans for businesses and residents impacted by Kilauea volcanic eruption and earthquakes that began on May 3, 2018. According to Garfield, SBA has approved $989,500 for businesses and $9,211,900 for residents to help rebuild and recover from this disaster. “SBA’s disaster assistance employees are committed... Read More
Global news for Hawaii 

Tourist attack in Waikiki by homeless man

waikiki tourist attack A tourist attack in Waikiki on Sunday, left an Arizona woman with a concussion. She was visiting Oahu to celebrate her 28th birthday, when she was attacked by a homeless man near the Waikiki police substation at Kuhio Beach, a famous tourist beach. According to the president and CEO of the Visitor Aloha Society, Jessica Lani Rich, the tourist witnessed a younger homeless man throwing an older homeless... Read More
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Advice on building back stronger available at Hawaii Disaster Recovery Center

FEMA recovery experts at the Keaau Hawaii Disaster Recovery Center are offering residents advice on building back stronger from disaster damage and tips on retrofitting to protect against earthquake damage. Whether from wind, fire, flooding or earthquake, FEMA specialists can offer advice on how to rebuild and how to prepare for multiple hazards. With a focus on the recent earthquake activity, a “continuous load path” model is on display at the... Read More
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Honolulu ranked among top 10 US cities

Honolulu Honolulu is ranked #10 city in the United States, according to the latest travel and tourism survey. The latest survey from Meredith Corporation reveals the top travel destinations and companies in the U.S. and around the globe, from cities and islands to cruise lines, airlines, hotels, and more. Cities are rated on sights/landmarks, culture, food, friendliness, shopping, and value. TOP 10 CITIES UNITED STATES Charleston, South CarolinaNew Orleans, LouisianaSavannah, GeorgiaSanta... Read More
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Businesses and nonprofit organizations find low-interest disaster loans to be smart business

Businesses and nonprofit organizations on the Big Island of Hawaii are finding that applying for a low-interest disaster loan from the U.S. Small Business Administration can be a smart business decision. Disaster loans provide funding for business owners (including landlords) and private nonprofit organizations with their recovery and are being used to: • Repair or replace disaster damaged or destroyed property and business assets, such as equipment and inventory; • Economic... Read More
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Disaster Recovery Centers: Hours of operation and locations will change

Some Disaster Recovery Centers (DRC), established to assist Kauai and Honolulu residents in applying for benefits following April’s flooding, will merge and change their hours of operations beginning this weekend. Hanalei Elementary School in Kauai and Aina Haina Elementary School in Honolulu will remain open. Jointly operated by Kauai County, the City and County of Honolulu, the state of Hawai‘i, and the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA), the Disaster Recovery Centers... Read More
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Proclamation lets Hawaii island voters register and vote in person

The State Chief Elections Officer and the Hawaii County Clerk have responded to a demand letter from the ACLU of Hawaii. That letter expressed concerns about the constitutionality of the Office of Elections’ original voting plan for precincts 4-03 and 4-04, which did not allow for in-person voting and registration on election day. Both of these precincts have been affected by the ongoing volcanic eruptions. In a new proclamation dated July... Read More