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Groups challenge Trump Administration’s latest assaults on Endangered Species Act in Hawaii

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- January 14, 2021 18:56

Trump administration issued two new regulations that strip vital protections from federal lands necessary for the conservation of threatened and endangered species Read More

How you can influence the future of Aviation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 13, 2021 21:19

The World Tourism Network emerged out of a grassroots initiatives known as rebuilding.travel. Aviation veteran Vijay Poonoosamy, a former VP for Etihad Airways is now leading the Aviation Interest Group ... 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

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

2020’s Best Cities for Christmas in US named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 19:16

With Christmas celebrations constrained by the COVID-19 pandemic but overall holiday spending expected to increase compared to 2019, the travel experts today released a report on 2020’s Best Places for ... Read More

Hawaii is the most rule-abiding state in America

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 15, 2020 15:41

We’ve all heard that “rules are meant to be broken,” but some of us take that aphorism too far.In a year of excessive disobedience — people refusing to wear masks ... 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

2020 Best US Cities for New Year celebrations named

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- December 9, 2020 17:48

With New Year’s around the corner but the scale of celebrations limited by the COVID-19 pandemic, travel experts today released the report on 2020’s Best Cities for New Year’s. To ... 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

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

Hawaii Hotel Revenue Continues Downward Slide

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- November 23, 2020 20:02

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

African Tourism Board Birthday Party with Aloha

Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania Apolinari Tairo - eTN Tanzania- November 4, 2020 22:22

Tomorrow, the African Tourism Board (ATB) is celebrating its two-year anniversary after its soft launch during the 2018 World Travel Market (WTM) in London with a promising future to shape ... Read More

Hawaii-Japan Pre-Travel Testing Moves Forward

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 28, 2020 00:26

At Daniel K. Inouye International Airport today, October 27, 2020, Governor David Ige announced that Hawaii's pre-travel testing program to Japan has been approved and is moving forward. The Governor ... Read More

Hawaii DOT hiding facts in regards to COVID-19 safety loophole

editor editor- October 27, 2020 08:14

Hawaii reopened for tourism almost two weeks ago. Passengers can arrive and avoid a 14-day quarantine with a valid COVID-19 test. The State of Hawaii invested millions in putting a ... Read More

United Airlines Executives alerted of safety flaws in regards to COVID-19

editor editor- October 27, 2020 07:35

When flying on Emirates anywhere in the world a temperature check before boarding the aircraft and a COVID-19 check is routine. When flying in the United States of America a ... Read More

Ko Olina Four Seasons Resort Sold to Hong Kong Company

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 27, 2020 03:35

Henderson Land Group, a Hong-Kong based company, has become the sole owner of the Ko Olina Four Seasons Resort located in the Kapolei area on the island of Oahu in ... Read More

Over 10,000 Arrive in Hawaii on Travel Re-opening Day

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 16, 2020 11:22

Thursday, October 15, marked the first day of Hawaii’s travel re-opening day, and a surge of 10,102 passengers arrived by air yesterday at the Daniel K. Inouye International Airport on ... Read More

COVID-19 testing at San Francisco International Airport

Harry S. Johnson Harry S. Johnson- October 15, 2020 05:29

Today, customers traveling on United Airlines from San Francisco International Airport to Hawaii were the first to experience the airline's COVID-19 pilot testing program, allowing customers who return a negative ... Read More

Hawaii Governor Ige says no to keeping all visitors safer

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 5, 2020 20:09

Kauai Mayor is alarmed and disappointed after Hawaii's Governor told him no to keep all tourists visiting Kauai safe. Kauai is one of the Islands in the Aloha State with ... Read More

President Trump positive is a red alert for World Travel and Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 3, 2020 19:42

President Donald Trump and his wife Melanie Trump are both positive for Coronavirus. President Trump may have been positive at the debate with the Democratic Presidential Candidate Vice President Joe ... Read More

DOT ruling: Masks on US Airlines not Mandatory

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 2, 2020 22:52

US President Trump was rushed to a hospital today with Coronavirus. Every health agency in the world says wearing a mask is a major key to limit the spread of ... Read More

President Trump gets a lifesaving Aloha from Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 2, 2020 15:01

United States President Donald Trump should save us all by pulling out of the Presidential Race now. He said he was a wartime President... He just lost the war. This ... Read More

Honolulu’s COVID-19 Recovery Framework

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 22, 2020 13:37

The City and County of Honolulu (“City”) has a new plan for reducing the spread of COVID- 19 in City, with criteria set for loosening and tightening restrictions on businesses ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Business in Panic after Quarantine for Visitors extended

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 15, 2020 00:20

Currently, visitors arriving in the Aloha State of Hawaii need to stay in their hotel rooms for 2 weeks. It means no visits to the pool, the restaurant, or the ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor says US Travel Association is wrong and extends lockdown

editor editor- September 9, 2020 00:49

Let's go there soon, is a new slogan to the traveling public announced today by the US Travel Association. Hawaii says not so fast, and Mayor Kirk Caldwell of Honolulu ... Read More

Hawaii Airlines Cuts 1,000 Jobs

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 1, 2020 02:46

Hawaii’s largest carrier, Hawaiian Airlines, today announced more than 1,000 job cuts as COVID-19 continues to ravage travel demand and lockdowns fuel economic distress. Peter Ingram, Hawaiian Airlines president and ... Read More

Setting the future of Hawaii Tourism: Native Hawaiian John de Fries new CEO of HTA

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 28, 2020 04:57

The Hawaii Travel and Tourism Industry is at a standstill with an unforeseen future. Chris Tatum, the last CEO and President of the State agency in charge of tourism, the ... Read More

Sea Sick: Is Cruising Still a Happy Business?

Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN Dr. Elinor Garely - special to eTN- August 23, 2020 20:47

The cruise industry before COVID-19 generated $134 billion in travel and tourism revenue prompting the Cruise Lines International Association (CLIA) to paint a rosy future. This was before COVID-19. Before ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority on Governor Maintaining Mandatory Quarantine

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 14, 2020 02:47

Hawaii Governor David Ige announced this afternoon that after meeting with the 4 county mayors and officials from the Department of Health (DOH) he has decided to delay the start ... Read More

No tourism in Hawaii until at least September: Governor Ige announcement

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020 22:53

No visitors are allowed to the Aloha State without observing a two-week quarantine. This status was now officially extended for August and possibly longer. Pressured by all 4 mayors, by ... Read More

PATA CEO Mario Hardy urges Hawaii Governor Ige to keep Tourism closed, but….

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2020 03:36

Keep the Hawaii Visitors Industry closed after August 1 is a reasonable approach, said to Dr. Mario Hardy, CEO of the Pacific Asia Travel Association, known as PATA. It takes ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines Positive COVID-19 Tests: 8 Employees

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- July 3, 2020 02:33

Airlines spokesman Alex Da Silva reported today that Hawaiian Airlines positive COVID-19 tests of employees consisted of 2 flight attendant trainers and 6 flight attendants who were undergoing training at ... Read More

Presidential Candidate endorsed from Hawaii on Seychelles Independence Day

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 28, 2020 22:01

Presidential Elections are upcoming later this year not only in the United States but also in the Republic of Seychelles. This Monday is the Independence day for Seychelles. Seychelles is ... Read More

WTTC launches Safe Travels protocols for attractions, car hire and short-term rental

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 23, 2020 08:53

The World Travel & Tourism Council (WTTC) is rebuilding travel.  The London based tourism organizations with some of the largest travel companies as members, has unveiled its third phase of ... Read More

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