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Hawaii Tourism: News and developments

Hawaii vacation rentals outrunning standard hotels

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- January 25, 2021 20:55

With more tourists arriving in Hawaii ever since the state changed travel rules back on October 15, the Hawaii Tourism Authority has been tracking where these holiday makers are staying. ... Read More

Best Mask: What Masks are killing Americans? Cotton, Fabric, Surgical, KN95, N95, FFP-2?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 24, 2021 21:57

The big lie by CDC and WHO about masks may add tremendously to the number of people getting killed around the globe every single day. When will the US Government ... Read More

Hawaii hotels: December revenue, daily rate, and occupancy declined substantially

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 22, 2021 22:29

Last month Hawaii hotel room revenues statewide fell by 77.2 percent to $107.9 million, down from $472.6 million in December 2019 Read More

Professor Geoffrey Lipman knows this is a big day for Travel, Tourism, and Climate Change

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 21, 2021 07:31

What the difference one day can make. With the inauguration in the United States of America and President Biden bringing the country back into the Paris Climate Agreement, it will ... Read More

Hawaii Castle Hospitality Group announced new roles for two leadership team members

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 20, 2021 22:32

Castle Hospitality Group recently announced new roles for two of its leadership team members: Renette Carpio, Director of Condominium Administration Carpio has been named Director of Condominium Administration and will ... Read More

The UNWTO Election just killed any decency left in the UN System

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 20, 2021 05:30

The UNWTO Executive Council extended the mandate for UNWTO Secretary-General Zurab Zurab Pololikashvil until the end of 2025. This is a sad day, and not an evaluation of Mr. Zurab's ... Read More

UNWTO disrespect against Bahrain is a violation of JIU Ethic Conditions

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 03:56

Food and wine in politics always had an important role. But violating clear rules by the Joint Inspection Unit of the United Nations in a UNWTO Election dinner is shameful ... Read More

Washington DC is too quiet! I feel safe but scared!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2021 00:50

My house is three minutes walk from the White House for 30 years. I welcomed visitors from every continent. I just came back from a walk. My city is quiet, ... Read More

She is Winning the 2021 UNWTO Secretary-General Election

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021 03:49

Snowstorms in Madrid, COVID-19 lockdowns in Spain, the “Decency of the UNWTO Election Campaign” by the World Tourism Network signed by two former UNWTO Secretary Generals and hundreds of tourism ... Read More

World Tourism Network: New COVID-19 rules for US airlines not enough

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- January 13, 2021 00:52

Arriving in the United States of America from a foreign country now means a mandatory COVID-19 test within 3 days prior to boarding a US bound flight. This new CDC ... Read More

World Tourism Network set 2021 trends making leaders jump

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 1, 2021 04:40

The World Tourism Network passed the flame of hope from country to country at its New Years' party today listening to incredible stories told by tour guides. Tour guides are ... Read More

A new deadly COVID virus attacks Southern California and Colorado

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020 07:50

The founder of the World Tourism Network is calling for an immediate stop for flights from and to California. The new, potentially more contagious variant of the coronavirus first identified ... Read More

World Tourism Network urges Kuleana for 2021

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 31, 2020 04:55

Responsibility Creates Opportunities Tourism is going through a tough new reality that needs a new response For those of us in the sector, we do not need short-term fixes, we ... Read More

Honolulu Upholding the Paris Climate Agreement

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 31, 2020 02:37

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell announced today the release of the City and County of Honolulu’s first Climate Action Plan (CAP), entitled “One Climate: One O‘ahu.” The CAP was developed in ... Read More

Love to travel? Invitation to the 2020/21 WTN New Year Party

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 30, 2020 01:28

Bring your pots and pans! Share Hopes, Dreams, and Miracles! The World Tourism Network in cooperation with eTurboNews is inviting travel industry professionals and anyone who loves to travel to ... Read More

Hawaii Visitors Down 77 Percent

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 28, 2020 19:44

Hawaii visitors are down as the industry continues to feel significant impacts due to the COVID-19 pandemic. In November 2020, visitor arrivals decreased 77.3 percent compared to a year ago, ... Read More

Silent Earthquakes in Hospitality and the Erosion of Standards

Richard Adam Richard Adam- December 28, 2020 09:24

Since I can remember, there are these “The future of …..” type of thing conferences, publications and panel discussions. What is the future of hospitality and related? I don´t know. ... Read More

Hawaii vacation rentals down 37% in November 2020

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 22, 2020 22:07

In November 2020, the total monthly supply of statewide vacation rentals was 555,000 unit nights (-34.5%) and monthly demand was 175,400 unit nights (-69.9%), resulting in an average monthly unit ... Read More

Hawaii Hotels: Revenue Down 70 Percent in November

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- December 21, 2020 22:40

In November 2020, Hawaii hotels statewide reported substantial declines in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR), and occupancy compared to November 2019 as tourism continued to be ... Read More

Sudden Massive Volcano Eruption on Hawaii Island

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 21, 2020 10:50

On Hawaii Island (Big Island of Hawaii) the Hawaii County Civil Defense reported the Halemaʻumaʻu Crater within the Kīlauea Caldera suddenly erupted after 9.30 pm Hawaii time Sunday night. Hawaii ... Read More

Immediate side effects when getting the COVID-19 vaccine

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 21, 2020 00:12

According to a German medical expert talking not in an official capacity, these are the side effects someone should expect to experience when getting the BioNTech Vaccine against COVID-19. 78% ... Read More

UNWTO helps CNN to #restarttourism advertising

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2020 23:32

It may not be the best time to #RESTARTTOURISM yet. Infection numbers in Europe and North America are soaring, death rates are at record high, but the UNWTO elections are ... Read More

WTN temporarily suspends the Safer Tourism Seal

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 14, 2020 06:58

World Tourism Network (WTN) is temporarily suspending awarding the Safer Tourism Seal. Current applications will be worked on after the seal program is resumed. Safer Tourism Seal started with an ... Read More

Restore Decency in the UNWTO Election: Sign the WTN petition

eTN Managing Editor eTN Managing Editor- December 12, 2020 09:22

The World Tourism Network today launched the "WTN for Decency in the UNWTO Election" campaign. World Tourism Network is asking its members and travel industry stakeholders to support the following ... Read More

Alaska Airlines introduces Hawaii Pre-Clear program

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 11, 2020 19:49

Alaska Airlines guests traveling to Hawaii can now pre-clear on the West Coast, avoiding lines and bypassing the airport screening process after they arrive in Hawaii with an approved negative ... Read More

World Tourism Network panel includes HE Sheikha Mai

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2020 05:41

Yesterday the World Tourism Network invited Her Excellency Sheikha Mai Bint Mohammed Al Khalifa, Bahrain to its high-level launch panel. If she was elected to become the next Secretary-General for ... Read More

World Tourism Network in 123 countries sets new trends: The Official Launch

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2020 03:49

Tourism has been rebuilding since March 8, 2020. On March 8, 2020 a small group of tourism leaders supported by this publication and PATA met at the Grand Hyatt Hotel ... Read More

World Tourism Network Launch: Just Amazing

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 8, 2020 02:24

This month is the launch of the World Tourism Network (WTN). Born from the popular rebuilding.travel discussion, World Tourism Network is the long-overdue voice of small- and medium-sized travel and ... Read More

WestJet expands pre-travel Hawaii testing to British Columbia

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 7, 2020 22:48

WestJet today announced it has collaborated with LifeLabs in British Columbia to offer State of Hawaii-approved pre-departure testing. A negative COVID-19 test within 72-hours of departure will exempt the guest ... Read More

Worst in US history: COVID-19 surpasses WWII and 9/11

George Taylor George Taylor- December 4, 2020 00:05

407,316 Americans died in World War II. 282,405 Americans died so far because of COVID-19, with 2,492 reported just today. 2977 vanished on September 11, 2001, in the terror attack ... Read More

A country where American Travel in record numbers and no questions asked

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 30, 2020 09:40

Flying from the US or Russia to Turkey is no problem. Many of the Turkish Airlines flights from US gateways leave with good loads. It's because both Americans and Turkish ... Read More

Kauai says no to tourism for right now

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 28, 2020 06:03

The Garden Island of Hawaii, Kauai received approval by Hawaii Governor David Ige today temporarily opt-out of the state’s pre-arrivals testing program, which essentially stops all non-essential travel to Kauai. ... Read More

Vacation Rental in Hawaii with Airbnb, Expedia Group

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 24, 2020 22:58

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today signed two memoranda of understanding (MOU) between the City and County of Honolulu and short-term vacation rental platforms Airbnb and Expedia Group, parent company to ... Read More

Hawaii Visitor Arrivals Down 90 Percent: But There’s Hope

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 24, 2020 21:38

Hawaii visitor arrivals continues to be severely impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic. In October 2020, visitor arrivals decreased 90.4 percent compared to a year ago, according to preliminary statistics released ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines starts pre-travel COVID-19 testing in Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- November 23, 2020 22:40

Hawaiian Airlines today announced it is offering drive-through and walk-up COVID-19 pre-flight tests for its guests traveling to the islands from Los Angeles, Las Vegas, Portland and Seattle. Guests who ... Read More

Hawaii Vacation Rentals Earned More Than Hotels

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 23, 2020 21:39

In October 2020, the total monthly supply of Hawaii vacation rentals was 373,600 unit nights (-57.0%) and monthly demand was 85,000 unit nights (-86.4%), resulting in an average monthly unit ... Read More