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Hawaii’s population declines for fifth straight year

For the fifth consecutive year, Hawaii’s population has declined, according to the annual report of the United States Census Bureau. population estimates. From July 2020 to July 2021, Hawaii’s population decreased from 1,451,911 to 1,441,553. This is a population decrease of 10,358 or 0.7%. Hawaii ranks fourth in the country for the highest population decline. […]

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What Travel Advisors Need to Know About Hawaii Tourism Right Now

Hawaii reopened to visitors from the mainland in October, but visiting isn’t as simple as booking a hotel for guests and buying plane tickets to the islands. Due to the coronavirus pandemic, traveling isn’t as easy as it used to be and won’t be for a long time. In fact, the CDC is currently advising […]

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Hawaii’s population depletion exceeds most states – again

A few years ago, despite having the lowest unemployment rate in the country, Hawaii was one of the few states to lose population: a situation so striking that a national newspaper described it with the headline:Hawaii has record unemployment and it’s not a frozen hellscape. Why do people leave?” Population decline continued in the islands, […]

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Proposals to Re-Solicit for Hawaii Tourism Marketing and Management in the United States

Published on 30 December 2021 in News For immediate release: December 30, 2021 HONOLULU—The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) issued a request for proposals in October for a contractor to provide tourism destination marketing and brand management services in the United States, Hawaii’s largest visitor market, effective January 1, 2022. At the end of a months-long […]

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Tourism in Hawaii continues to do well. But Omicron is there

Tourism leaders are taking a ‘wait and see’ approach as the specter of the omicron variant raises fresh concerns of a recovery in tourism in the first half of 2022, which prior to the emergence of the variant was looming as equal to 2018 . After falling to virtually zero during the worst days of […]

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Drastic Changes to the Rainbow

Also today, Hawaii tourism experts met online at a Zoom event hosted by ee Global Tourism Network to discuss the evolution of tourism in Hawaii. Daniel Nahopii from Hawaii SMS Search provided an overview of current statistics on the outlook and current state of the travel and tourism industry. Scott Foster and Frank Haas, president […]

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Hawaii’s tourism industry sees hope as cruise ships and meetings return

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Norwegian Cruise Line, Carnival Group, Viking and Resident at Sea have expressed interest in resuming cruises to Hawaii in 2022, ending a nearly two-year hiatus following a no-sail order related to the pandemic from the United States Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. The state Department […]

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Competition heats up for Hawaii Tourism Authority’s U.S. contract

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s longest-serving contractor, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau, could face stiff competition for a lucrative contract to provide marketing and brand management services as a tourist destination for the main market area of ​​the United States, the islands’ largest source market for […]

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Hawaii’s tourism industry could benefit from new federal rules

HONOLULU (AP) — New federal rules for international travelers are expected to help Hawaii’s crippled tourism industry. The state’s international market has been almost non-existent since the pandemic largely halted travel last year. Last week, the White House relaxed rules that previously barred some foreign travelers from coming to the United States. Foreign visitors can […]

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Proposed international COVID rules bring hope to Hawaii tourism

An announcement by the Biden administration that it will adopt new international travel policies as early as November will not immediately solve the global travel crisis in Hawaii, which is still down 97% from the pre-pandemic period. However, some members of the Hawaii visitor industry say it’s a signal that the long-awaited recovery for international […]

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Hawaii’s tourism industry could benefit from new federal rules | Hawaii News

HONOLULU (AP) — New federal rules for international travelers are expected to help Hawaii’s crippled tourism industry. The state’s international market has been almost non-existent since the pandemic halted travel last year. Last week, the White House announced a relaxation of rules that previously barred some foreign travelers from coming to the United States. Now […]

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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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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 […]

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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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The pace of Hawaii’s tourism recovery surprises even experts

HONOLULU, Hawaii (HawaiiNewsNow) – Hawaii’s tourism recovery is ahead of schedule – even though international tourism has yet to come back strong. The state now expects visitor arrivals to reach 6.6 million this year, or 64% of arrivals from 2019. Hawaii Tourism Authority President and CEO John De Fries said he didn’t expect the rate […]

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Getting the second half of Hawaii’s population to take the COVID-19 vaccine is a challenge

While Hawaii residents once clamored for who got the first shots for the COVID-19 vaccine, lines these days aren’t necessarily that long and appointments are wide open. After passing the milestone of one million vaccine doses administered, Hawaii health officials now face the challenge of how to inject the second million needed to reach herd […]

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Hawaii’s population is growing but at a slower rate, census says

Mahalo for supporting Honolulu Star-Advertiser. Enjoy this free story! Hawaii’s population has grown 7% over the past decade, and the state has maintained its ranking of 40th among the 50 states, according to the 2020 census, released Monday by the US Census Bureau. The census counted 1,455,271 people in Hawaii, 94,970 more than here at […]

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82% of visitors are satisfied with their trip (Update)

The vast majority of visitors rated their trip as “Excellent 92% of visitors said their trip to Hawaii exceeded or met their expectations 85% of respondents said the pre-travel testing requirements went well for them the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) released the results of a special tracking study, which surveyed visitors from the continental United […]

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Tourism in Hawaii is gaining momentum | Honolulu Star-Announcer

Despite the slump in January and February, Hawaii’s visitor industry turned the corner and took off. Jack Richards, president and CEO of Pleasant Holidays, said that over the past two weeks the company has seen bookings and trips to Hawaii increase by 30%. “We haven’t seen Hawaii travel demand this strong in over a year,” […]

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Pandemic leads to sharp drop in tourism to Hawaii, with arrivals down 75%

Hit by the COVID-19 pandemic, Hawaiian tourism entered 2021 in critical condition with visitor arrivals down 74% from the previous year, according to preliminary statistics released Thursday by the Tourism Authority. from Hawaii. The agency reported 2.7 million visitor arrivals in 2020, when tourism halted in mid-March as the virus took hold here and around […]

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Hawaii’s population continues to decline

Editor’s note: A previous version of this story stated that the number of residents leaving Hawaii had doubled in 2020, based on a misinterpretation of data from the Grassroot Institute of Hawaii press release, which relied on another source for his numbers. July 1 population figures from the US Census Bureau estimate that Hawaii’s population […]

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Lackluster tourism in Hawaii increases hotel losses

Holiday traffic in November — the first full month of the test program before Hawaii Safe Travels arrived — didn’t help Hawaii hotels much. Just 22.1% of available hotel rooms were occupied in November, according to new data released by Hendersonville, Tennessee-based STR. The 72.1% decline in statewide occupancy from November 2019 was the smallest […]

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Has Hawaii’s tourism industry lost its influence?

The last weeks of November have been particularly cruel for the Hawaiian tourism industry. At a time when the industry was starting to recover thanks to Governor David Ige’s pre-travel testing program that allows travelers to avoid a 14-day quarantine, the governor has dealt the industry a double whammy. First, on Nov. 18, Ige changed […]

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Japan helps diversify Hawaii tourism recovery

Only a few thousand visitors from Japan are expected to come to Hawaii for the rest of this year. But that trickle is important to sustaining Hawaii’s economy, which has much of its visitor industry infrastructure built around catering to Japanese tourists. Also, it is advantageous for the industry to have visitors from more than […]

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Hawaii tourism reopens to choppy start

The daily number of trans-Pacific arrivals jumped as Hawaii launched a pre-arrival testing program to welcome travelers back. Now, a week after the state’s tourism reopened, visitor arrivals have already begun to level off. The number of visitors coming on vacation or to visit friends stood at 463 on October 14, the day before Hawaii […]

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New Hawaii tourism chief comes at critical time for Aloha State: Travel Weekly

John De Fries took the helm of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) a month, almost to the day, before the scheduled launch this week of a crucial foresight program for restarting tourism in the state. “It’s a vertical learning curve,” De Fries said. “Not just for me, frankly, but for the whole industry.” The program, […]

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Hawaii’s population is shrinking. The pandemic could make things worse

Erina Peters, a single mother who has lived in Hawaii since she was 3, packed her bags and made the difficult decision to move to Nevada in mid-February. The worsening pandemic and its ripple effect on the tourism industry, on which her two jobs depended, threatened her livelihood, she said. It wasn’t going to be […]

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Return of domestic air travel will be a boon for Hawaii tourism

Hawaiian Airlines and Southwest Airlines are restoring service in time for the August 1 launch of a COVID-19 passenger testing program that will allow Hawaii’s tourism industry to reopen to out-of-state visitors. State. The additional domestic airlift is a critical step in rebuilding Hawaii’s tourism industry, which collapsed in March amid COVID-19 fears and government […]