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Island Air cold death makes Hawaiian Airlines a monopoly

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site In Hawaii, Island Air had a stand in the business and visitors industry for 37 years and before closing down on November 10 had 13% of the Interisland Airline traffic with codeshare and frequent flyer program agreements on United Airlines. The last Island Air CEO David Uchiyama was not an airline man. He used to be in charge of International Marketing for the Hawaii Tourism Authority already at times when HTA refused to mail posters and brochures to Brazil,…

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Brutal Northshore, Hawaii murder in eTurboNews neighborhood and the link to travel and tourism

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Murdered today: Telma Boinville “This is crazy! The North Shore has been infested with foreign homeless gypsy druggy pervert hippies who are harassing, stealing from, and now killing people in our community! This has gone too far. We gotta clean this shit up!” These are the words of an angry resident in the beautiful neighborhood of Pupukea and Sunset Beach on the Island of Oahu, Hawaii.  Pupukea is also home to this publication eTurboNews (eTN). Oahu’s North…

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Hawaii visitor spending up in October: Reaches $1.3 billion

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site HONOLULU, Hawaii – Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.3 billion in October 2017, an increase of 4.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). “The impact of strengthening air access is reflected in the results for the island of Hawaii, which shows the value of Japan Airlines re-launching daily service between Tokyo and Kona in mid-September. Seeing the island’s visitor spending increase…

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Hawaii visitors: Attack Warning Sirens sound mean war?

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Monthly test of Attack Warning Signal being introduced by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency Tourism is the number one industry in the Aloha State of Hawaii. Any threat of war between the United States and North Korea could bring Hawaii visitor’s arrival numbers down. This would mean empty airlines seats, available hotel beds, and restaurants without a waiting line. More than anything it would mean less profit for the booming travel and tourism industry in Hawaii. With…

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HTA: Hawaii visitors should not be alarmed by Attack Warning Signal tests

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Monthly test of Attack Warning Signal being introduced by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement to reassure visitors to Hawaii about a monthly test of an Attack Warning Signal being introduced by the Hawaii Emergency Management Agency. “For decades, the State of Hawaii has sounded a one-minute test of the Outdoor Warning Siren followed by a…

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Message from Hawaii Tourism Authority Chief

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site George Szigeti Confidence in Hawaii as a travel destination is perhaps best reflected by air carriers wanting to add new flights to the islands. Consumer travel demand for Hawaii drives added air access, which, in turn, strengthens the economy and, ultimately, benefits communities and residents statewide. It’s a winning formula for Hawaii driven by tourism’s success, but one that also gives residents more travel choices when flying abroad to the U.S. mainland and internationally. This year, Hawaii’s…

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Hawaii hotel performance continues upsurge

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Hawaiian Tourism Authority’s (HTA’s) Tourism Research Division issued findings showing hotel performance in the Aloha State continues on an upswing. Hotels in the Hawaiian islands earned more revenue per available room (RevPAR) in October at $189 (+3.8%) compared to a year ago, according to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report released today by theHTA. The growth in RevPAR was driven by a higher average daily rate (ADR) in October of $240 (+3.6%) by hotel properties…

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Honolulu Marathon and Outrigger Hotels & Resorts: A winning partnership

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this siteOutrigger Hotels and Resorts, a longtime advocate of local athletes and sporting events, today announces its continued support of the Honolulu Marathon as the official hotel sponsor of 2017. The fourth largest marathon in the United States after New York, Chicago and Boston, the 45th annual Honolulu Marathon takes off Sunday, Dec. 10, with a 26.2-mile course through paradise offering stunning ocean views from start to finish. Open to avid runners and walkers alike, the annual race begins at…

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Japan’s Hotel Okura and Hawaii-based Trinity Investments to launch upscale brand

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Hotel Okura Japan’s Hotel Okura Co., Ltd. has come together with Trinity Investments, LLC, a Hawaii-based private real estate firm with much experience in the hospitality space, to create an exclusive joint venture called Nikko Style, an upscale select hotel brand that will soon be introduced throughout Japan. Announcing the partnership and the new brand in a press release, stakeholders involved with the deal said that Nikko Style seeks to target travelers who want new, creative experiences,…

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Hawaii: Economic and tourism growth to remains stable into next few years

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Hawaii The Department of Business, Economic Development and Tourism (DBEDT) released its fourth quarter 2017 Statistical and Economic Report, which shows that the overall economic condition of Hawaii remains stable into the next few years and economic growth will be steady, around 1.5 percent. During the first 10 months of 2017, the tourism industry has been performing better than expected. Visitor arrivals increased 4.9 percent and visitor spending increased 7.1 percent during the first nine months this…

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