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Hawaii’s second largest airline files for bankruptcy

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Due to threats of legal action to ground aircraft and strand hundreds of passengers, Island Air has filed for chapter 11 bankruptcy. This will allow the airline to maintain its interisland flights as it reorganizes. The airline has not turned a profit for the past 5 1/2 years. Island Air said there will not be any changes to its frequent flyer program, Island Miles, which includes Kupuna and Keiki Saver Fare,…

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Snacking at 36,000 feet Hawaiian style

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site It’s been said that Hawaii is the most isolated populated destination in the world to live, so that means to get anywhere from there, you are in for a long flight – around 5 1/2 hours. And if you know anything about locals from Hawaii, the most important question to answer before you board any flight is, “What kine food we going take?” or translated from Pidgin, “What kind of food are we going to take on…

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Southwest Airlines announces flights to Land of Aloha

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site “A day long-awaited by our customers, fans, and more than 55,000 of the world’s most-loved airline employees is finally within sight – a day that will showcase your hospitality, about as far Southwest as you can go in the U.S.,” Chairman & CEO Gary Kelly told thousands of Southwest employees at a company gathering in Southern California. “Hawaii is an important place for Southwest Airlines because so many people count on us to take them everywhere they…

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Hawaii hikes hotel tax to pay for Honolulu Rail Transit

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Share on Facebook Tweet on Twitter Hawaii Tourism Authority today issued the following Travel Industry Notification RE: 1% Transient Accommodations Tax Increase Takes Effect January 1, 2018: Please be advised that, effective January 1, 2018, the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) applied to lodging accommodations in the State of Hawaii will be increased by 1%, raising the TAT from its current rate of 9.25% to 10.25%. This increase is scheduled to stay in effect until December 31, 2030….

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Hawaii Tourism Authority awarding $3.5 million to support Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs in 2018

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site In keeping with its commitment to foster sustainable tourism in the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is providing funding of more than $3.5 million to 124 programs that are perpetuating Hawaiian culture, protecting natural resources and showcasing community events in 2018. Recipients of the funding are nonprofit groups, community organizations and individuals statewide who have demonstrated through proposals submitted to HTA their dedication to strengthen the enduring qualities of Hawaii’s legacy that distinguish the islands…

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Outrigger Resorts introduces new farm-to-beach Hawaii dining experience

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Outrigger Resorts announced today that The Reef Bar & Market Grill will have its grand opening on Nov. 1, 2017. Located directly on the sands of iconic Waikiki Beach at Outrigger Reef Waikiki Beach Resort, the refreshed restaurant allows guests to view and select farm-to-beach ingredients for an authentic and interactive Hawaii dining experience. Offering causal all-day dining, The Reef Bar & Market Grill is inspired after the island’s meat and fish markets which provide the locally…

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Low-cost Scoot Airlines set to hula on in to first USA destination

Click to read the full article that was originally published on this site Honolulu service is among the five new destinations announced by Scott Airlines in conjunction with the completion of the Scoot-Tigerair integration under the single Scoot brand. The other four are Kuching and Kuantan in Malaysia, Harbin in Northeast China and Palembang in Indonesia. So get your hula ready as Scoot launches ticket sales for Honolulu, the airline’ssecond long-haul destination after Athens, Greece, which debuted in June this year. Thenew service between Singapore and Honolulu also marks Scoot’s…

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