Hawaii tourism

In a new era for Hawaii tourism, a former partner is not going quietly: Travel Weekly

It’s been more than a month since the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the government agency responsible for supporting tourism in Aloha State, upended its US destination management program by not renewing its contract with the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB), its longtime business partner. Following a request for proposals, the HTA said in early […]

Hawaii tourism

The end of tourism in Hawaii as we know it

A new plan for tourism in Hawaii is coming. It’s fraught with pitfalls in typical Hawaiian fashion, including various opinions and all the in-fighting within Hawaii’s marketing entities. However, one thing is clear: old-school Hawaii tourism is coming to an end. It’s time to say goodbye to the golden age of Hawaiian tourism that reigned […]

Hawaii tourism

Resignation of Hawaii Tourism Authority executive adds to departures

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The Hawaii Tourism Authority announced a senior staff departure on Friday that, along with other recent departures, could exacerbate its supply issues. HTA Chief Administrative Officer Keith Regan stepped down as HTA’s second most senior executive effective August 3. Regan leaves to become director of business […]

Hawaii tourism

Hawaii tourism decline begins according to state

The signs have been hanging on the wall for some time. The state openly wanted it, and the islands agree; Hawaii needs less tourism to achieve balance and sustainability. And the universe is responding to that request, which in the end may not be exactly what Hawaii wanted after all. Time will tell us. Hawaii […]