Diamond Resorts’ decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu hotel condemned by union

UNITE HERE Local 5 condemns Diamond Resorts, a timeshare company headquartered in Las Vegas, after its decision to lay off 78 workers at The Modern Honolulu — nearly 30% of the workers. The layoff impacts multiple departments like housekeeping, banquets, pool, in-room dining, reservations, and food & beverage. The 78 workers received a letter from the company that their positions will be eliminated within the next 30 days. The decision comes... Read More
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Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals with a vote of 13 to 12. This bill means that places like Airbnb and HomeAway will collect taxes on behalf of the state. Hawaii Governor Ige will now receive the bill for his consideration. Although it is illegal to run short-term rentals of less than... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals with a vote of 13 to 12. This bill means that places like Airbnb and HomeAway will collect taxes on behalf of the state. Hawaii Governor Ige will now receive the bill for his consideration. Although it is illegal to run short-term rentals of less than... Read More
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Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals with a vote of 13 to 12. This bill means that places like Airbnb and HomeAway will collect taxes on behalf of the state. Hawaii Governor Ige will now receive the bill for his consideration. Although it is illegal to run short-term rentals of less than... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Pilot in Kailua helicopter crash had just moved to Hawaii to fly tour choppers

Joseph Berridge, the pilot of the tour helicopter that crashed on the island of Oahu yesterday, killing everyone onboard, had just arrived in Hawaii from Albuquerque, New Mexico, just 2 weeks prior to taking on his new job. The pilot’s father, Bobby Berridge, said it was his 28-year-old son’s dream to fly tour helicopters for a few year in Hawaii. He said his son loved to fly and had his pilot’s... Read More

Pilot in Kailua helicopter crash had just moved to Hawaii to fly tour choppers

Joseph Berridge, the pilot of the tour helicopter that crashed on the island of Oahu yesterday, killing everyone onboard, had just arrived in Hawaii from Albuquerque, New Mexico, just 2 weeks prior to taking on his new job. The pilot’s father, Bobby Berridge, said it was his 28-year-old son’s dream to fly tour helicopters for a few year in Hawaii. He said his son loved to fly and had his pilot’s... Read More
Hawaii Tourism News 

Pilot in Kailua helicopter crash had just moved to Hawaii to fly tour choppers

Joseph Berridge, the pilot of the tour helicopter that crashed on the island of Oahu yesterday, killing everyone onboard, had just arrived in Hawaii from Albuquerque, New Mexico, just 2 weeks prior to taking on his new job. The pilot's father, Bobby Berridge, said it was his 28-year-old son’s dream to fly tour helicopters for a few year in Hawaii. He said his son loved to fly and had his pilot’s... Read More
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Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Honolulu Fire Department officials say that three people were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in a suburban Honolulu community of Kailua. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a Robinson R44 helicopter crashed around 9 a.m. in the middle of the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Kailua, and it is believed that there were three people on board of aircraft. He said the circumstances of the crash were unknown. No further... Read More

Three people killed in Hawaii tour helicopter crash

Honolulu Fire Department officials say that three people were killed in a fiery helicopter crash in a suburban Honolulu community of Kailua. Federal Aviation Administration spokesman Ian Gregor said a Robinson R44 helicopter crashed around 9 a.m. in the middle of the Coconut Grove neighborhood in Kailua, and it is believed that there were three people on board of aircraft. He said the circumstances of the crash were unknown. No further... Read More
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Hilton Hawaiian Village: About to strike

The strike authorization comes after weeks of negotiations with Hilton for a contract covering 1,700 Hilton Hawaiian Village hotel workers. Workers complain that the company is not yet addressing key issues specific to the hotel. Desiree Hee, a member from Hilton Hawaiian Village Accounting department voted yes to strike: “I voted yes because I’m tired of technology and automation combining our jobs—meaning one person doing more than one type of work.... Read More