Hawaii tourism

Hawaii Tourism Industry Mixed Over Governor’s Viral Message | Hawaii News

HONOLULU (AP) — Hawaii’s tourism industry officials are having a mixed reaction to Gov. David Ige’s call that people not travel to the islands due to an increase in COVID-19 cases. 19. The governor made the comments Monday as hospitals across the state fill with record numbers of coronavirus patients. “It’s a risky time to […]

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What could the delta variant mean for Hawaiian tourism?

For much of the pandemic, the state of Hawaii had the highest unemployment rate in the nation, largely due to declining tourism. Then this summer, as more and more people got vaccinated, tourism picked up so much that the mayor of maui asked fewer visitors come to the island. Now the delta variant is spreading […]

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Amid upheaval, Hawaii tourism agency restructured: Travel Weekly

The Hawaiian word oil roughly translates to a time of transformative change, particularly a time when progress comes from remembering the lessons of the past. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), as the agent of the Aloha State tourism industry, is in a huliau period. This summer, under new management, the agency reorganized with a focus […]

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US Census shows Hawaii’s population has grown 7% over the past decade

U.S. Census data released today pegs Hawaii’s population at 1,455,271, a 7% increase from the last decennial census in 2010. Kauai and Hawaii counties saw the strongest percentage growth, at 9.2% and 8.4%, respectively. Kauai’s population was pegged at 73,298, an increase of 6,207 over the 10-year period, according to the data. Hawaii County’s population […]

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Hawaii’s tourism industry is rebounding. But where are all the jobs?

As Hawaii’s tourism industry rebounds from a pandemic that ended the industry in 2020, one question continues to plague economists: where are all the jobs? Passenger Arrivals in Hawaii averaged over 30,000 per day in Julyand August was just as strong, with 32,500 arrivals on average for the first four days of the month, according […]

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Traveler complaints rise as Hawaii tourism rebounds

Hawaiian Airlines has significantly improved its financial performance this year, but the carrier has struggled to manage the negative impact the U.S. travel rebound has had on its call center wait times. It’s been about 10 months since Safe Travels, Hawaii’s traveler entry program, reopened tourism to the Hawaiian Islands. However, travelers calling the Hawaii […]