Hawaii tourism

70% of residents now support

Skift grip Hawaiians know that tourism itself is good for development, according to the latest survey, but they also want solutions and action. Acting quickly is crucial. Lebawit Lily Girma, Skift More than 70% of respondents in Hawaii’s popular island destinations said tourism was worth the hassle associated with the industry, according to a new […]

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Hawaii tourism reset: Finding the middle ground : Travel Weekly

There is an application for that As Hawaii officials turn to technology to improve management of the state’s most visited attractions, hotel companies are also turning to algorithms, artificial intelligence and smartphone apps to improve the experience. customer. Many initiatives were already in development before the pandemic, but the implementation of social distancing rules has […]

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Will 70% of Hawaii’s population get the coronavirus vaccine?

HONOLULU (KHON2) — Officials have said things will return to normal once 70% of the state is vaccinated. But what does this mean and what happens if the state cannot reach this benchmark? We are Hawaii’s weather station, get the latest forecast and radar information here The state is doing everything it can to get […]

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Ige plans to veto bill that transfers tax revenue from Hawaii Tourism Authority and counties

Governor David Ige today announced his intention to veto a measure that would make functional changes to the Hawaii Tourism Authority and eliminate the transient lodging tax distribution to the agency as well than to individual counties. House Bill 862, passed this legislative session through an 11th-hour dump-and-replace effort, sought to eliminate the county’s $103 […]

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Staffing, pandemic restrictions affecting services in Hawaii’s tourism industry

HONOLULU (KHON2) – Many did not expect tourism to pick up as quickly as it did. Businesses face the challenge of staffing and balancing the restrictions still in place. Download the KHON2 app to iOS Where android to stay informed of the latest Hawaii news Some visitors have noticed shifts in service at restaurants and […]

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Hawaii tourism officials call for a more sustainable industry

HONOLULU (AP) — As people flock to Hawaii after more than a year of pandemic travel restrictions, some industry experts are calling for more eco-friendly and sustainable forms of tourism. Crowded neighborhoods, highways and beaches have renewed calls for changes in the tourism industry, Hawaii Public Radio reported Wednesday. Hawaii in 2019 saw a record […]

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Hawaii tourism officials call for more sustainable industry | Hawaii News

HONOLULU (AP) — As people flock to Hawaii after more than a year of pandemic travel restrictions, some industry experts are calling for more eco-friendly and sustainable forms of tourism. Crowded neighborhoods, highways and beaches are renewing calls for changes in the tourism industry, Hawaii Public Radio reported Wednesday. In 2019, Hawaii saw a record […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority Unveils Interactive Data Page

HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced Thursday, June 10 that its Tourism Research Division has launched a new interactive tool that provides a quick overview of tourism-related information and data. The tool includes visitor statistics, Hawaii hotel reports, Hawaii vacation rental performance reports, quarterly Hawaii timeshare surveys, and geolocation data. There are […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority donates $100,000 to Kauai Shuttle, offers other aid after rental car shortage

Rental car shortages and other transportation issues have become such a problem for Hawaii’s visitor industry that the Hawaii Tourism Authority is supporting the development of shuttles in Kauai and Maui and has compiled a list alternative ground transportation options for visitors. The Hawaii Tourism Authority said Tuesday it had created a list of alternative […]

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Hawaii’s tourism sector’s long road back to normal

Hawaii’s all-important tourism sector is rebounding, but the state’s exit from its pandemic-sized hole is progressing more slowly. Why is this important: Hawaii’s tourism-dependent labor market suffered one of the country’s worst hits last year. Its unemployment rate peaked near the highest level of any state. It has since recovered, but remains the highest in […]