Hawaii tourism

What the latest huge Hawaii tourism numbers mean

The struggling Hawaii Tourism Authority released data on visitor arrivals in July. And that mirrors what we’ve seen here in the field. Even without substantial international tourism, the recovery was 92.4% compared to July 2019. Wow. There were 919,154 visitors here in the islands during this period. That is why locals and visitors also had […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority: How to balance business and care for our islands

HONOLULU (KHON2) – In recent years, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has directed its efforts toward a new model of regenerative tourism and is actively working with the Hawaii visitor community and industry to Malama Ku’u Homeor “taking care of our beloved home”. Check out more Hawaii news This commitment is evident in the community-focused programs […]

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Tourism in Hawaii is under strain as 5 airlines add flights to Japan

Delta Airlines has just announced that it will begin flights between Honolulu and Tokyo starting this fall. Although seemingly insignificant to our American visitors, nothing could be further from the truth. Putting things into perspective, Japanese visitors have largely never returned to their beloved Hawaii since Covid, for a myriad of reasons. Normally, there would […]

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Hawaii Tourism Authority urges beachgoers to avoid Kaimana Beach while monk seals nurse

The Hawaii Tourism Authority today sent out an email advising visitors to temporarily avoid Kaimana Beach in Waikiki as a mother monk seal nurses her pup in the area. This Hawaiian monk seal, identified by wildlife officials as RH58, is known as Rocky to the public who see him often. Rocky gave birth to her […]

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The Hawaii Tourism Authority has pre-determined sourcing for the American Tourism Award, according to the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau alleges that the Hawaii Tourism Authority violated government procurement law by executing an unfair process that pre-determined that the new solicitation for its largest business, the management contract of American branding and global support services, should go to the Council […]