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Hawaii Tourism plans to handle Oahu tours

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has approved a tourism management plan on Oahu. The Oahu Destination Management Action Plan (DMAP) has been developed in partnership with the City and County of Honolulu over the past five months and will take actions that the community, visitor industry and other sectors deem it necessary to improve tourism […]

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Hawaii tourism agency plans to reduce visitor numbers to Oahu

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials have approved a plan to reduce tourist numbers on its most populous island. A management plan created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority aims to manage the number of tourist accommodations on Oahu, seek land use and zoning changes and review airport policies, the Honolulu star advertiser reported Friday. Hawaii Tourism […]

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Hawaii Tourism Board Plans To Cut Oahu Visitor Numbers | Hawaii News

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii officials have approved a plan to reduce tourist numbers on its most populous island. A management plan created by the Hawaii Tourism Authority aims to manage the number of tourist accommodations on Oahu, seek land use and zoning changes and review airport policies, reported. Friday the Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Hawaii Tourism Authority […]

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Peter Apo: How to Manage Hawaii Tourism for the Future

It’s no secret that Hawaiians over the years have grown increasingly impatient with the impact of tourism on their daily lives. I would describe it as a love-hate showdown. The share of love is rooted in the aloha extended by Hawaiians to all who came to Hawaii beginning with the immigrant populations of the plantation […]

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Hawaii tourism expected to beat pre-pandemic levels this summer

Image source: Getty Images Travelers flock to Hawaii. Should you too? Many people have spent the summer of 2020 cooped up in their homes. At the time, travel was less feasible due to pandemic restrictions and economic uncertainty. Also, many people were afraid to board a plane before being vaccinated against COVID-19. But this summer, […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority Funds Pilot Program to Mitigate Visitor Impacts in Pololu Valley

Job : July 9, 2021 / 11:27 a.m. HST / Update: Jul 9, 2021 / 5:24 PM HST HONOLULU (KHON2) – The Pololu Valley is a historic area in North Kohala on the Big Island with the lookout, trail and coastal shoreline as popular attractions. With the recent influx of visitors to the area, the […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority discusses visitor impact on Road to Hana

Job : July 8, 2021 / 1:01 PM HST / Update: July 8, 2021 / 4:15 p.m. HST HONOLULU (KHON2) – The scenic drive to Hana, officially known as the Hana Highway, has long been a point of interest for visitors to Maui. But it’s also an important road for residents of East Maui who […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority Announces Travel Changes and Mandates

Groups rescue abandoned kittens in Waikiki 45 minutes ago Hawaii reports 92 COVID cases 51 minutes ago Visitor arrested on suspicion of attempted murder 55 minutes ago Frustration over $160 million idle facility at state hospital 2 hours ago More than a million people have fled Ukraine amid heavy… 3 hours ago The first steps […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority reorganizes as politicians ponder its fate

July 6 – The Hawaii Tourism Authority has eliminated two high-level positions in a reorganization that focuses on destination management at a time when politics is about to decide the fate of the beleaguered agency. Kalani Kaanaana was promoted to brand director on July 1. Kaanaana, who joined HTA in 2016, was previously its Director […]

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Hawaii lawmakers override Governor David Ige’s veto of Hawaii Tourism Authority funding bill

State lawmakers cleared longstanding frustrations over tourism in Hawaii today by overriding Governor David Ige’s veto of a bill that challenges the fate of the Hawaii Tourism Authority and dramatically alters how Hawaii’s main tourism agency is funded. Members of the House and Senate voted by a two-thirds majority to override Ige’s veto on the […]