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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

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

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 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

ALOHA again to visitors from Canada, Korea, Taiwan

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- November 18, 2020 22:51

The State of Hawaii re-introduced tourism on October 15 by allowing fellow Americans from the US mainland to arrive in the Aloha State without having to go through a 14-day ... 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

Will Hanauma Bay Fee Hikes Help with Honolulu Money Woes?

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- October 23, 2020 22:43

Back in May of this year former Honolulu City Council Chairman Ikaika Anderson had submitted Bill 44 (2020), CD2 to increase fees at state-run park Hanauma Bay Reserve. The popular ... Read More

Welcoming Visitors back to Hawaii with Aloha for one another

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2020 16:29

The beaches, the hotels, the attractions in the Aloha State of Hawaii are about to welcome visitors back to its shores. On Thursday and after 7 months of sacrifices, frustration, ... Read More

Flying to Hawaii? How to Get the Required COVID-19 Test

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- September 25, 2020 15:54

Hawaii’s regionally-based airline is offering drive-through COVID-19 tests in select U.S. mainland gateways. This will allow guests flying to Hawaii to bypass the state's quarantine so long as they test ... 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

Hawaiian Airlines Suffers Sharp Decline Due to COVID-19

editor editor- April 9, 2020 21:40

Hawaiian Airlines saw deep drops system-wide traffic statistics in the first quarter of 2020 specifically in March. Of course, this is due to restrictions on travel mandated by government in ... Read More

Hawaii Hotel reports growth across the islands

editor editor- March 18, 2020 20:55

According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $263 (+7.9%), ADR rose to $310 (+6.4%), and occupancy grew to 84.7 ... Read More

Find a massage in Waikiki? Travel to Hawaii Trending on all islands in 2020

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2020 20:31

Hawaiian cowboys and cowgirls welcome visitors in 2020. A honey scrub is a massage in Waikiki you won't forget. Exotic Hawaii tourism woke up to new treats in 2020. What ... Read More

How Many More Millions did Hawaii Hotels Earn Last Month?

editor editor- December 19, 2019 20:31

According to the Hawaii Hotel Performance Report published by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), statewide RevPAR increased to $205 (+8.1%), with ADR at $260 (+4.4%) and occupancy of 78.8 percent ... Read More

Travel News distribution on a new level in 2020: eTurboNews is a trendsetter

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 9, 2019 04:45

Travel and Tourism News is an important part of the global news industry. Issues relevant to the travel and tourism industry and how they interact with the world economy, peace, ... Read More

Hawaii tourists spent US$1.33 billion in October

editor editor- November 27, 2019 19:55

Tourism dollars from the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) helped to fund a number of community events statewide in the land of Aloha during October, including the Hawaii Food and Wine ... Read More

Did Hurricane Lane impact Hawaii hotels?

editor editor- September 18, 2019 22:32

In August 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR), average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy compared to August 2018. However, it should be noted that ... Read More

Hawaii hotel workers observe Labor Day with action against Diamond Resorts

editor editor- September 3, 2019 02:55

Unite Here Local 5 hotel workers skipped a traditional Labor Day celebration to take action against Diamond Resorts, owner of the Modern Honolulu and Ka’anapali Beach Club on Maui. Workers ... Read More

Hawaii visitors spending less

editor editor- July 30, 2019 19:43

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $8.88 billion in the first half of 2019, a decrease of 2.0 percent compared to the same period in 2018, according ... Read More

Hawaii hotel performance no. 1 in US and top 10 worldwide

editor editor- July 22, 2019 21:17

In comparison to other top U.S. markets, hotels in the Hawaiian Islands recorded the highest average RevPAR and ADR in the first half of 2019. When compared to international “sun ... Read More

Hawaii hotel revenue: Thankful for the first day of summer?

editor editor- June 21, 2019 20:15

The Hawaii Tourism Authority’s (HTA) Tourism Research Division issued a report of findings utilizing data compiled by STR, Inc., which conducts a comprehensive survey of hotel properties in the Hawaiian ... Read More

Best beach in Hawaii: Naked Surfing and Nude Boogie Boarding make tourists take their clothes off

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 9, 2019 20:45

Visiting Hawaii and wanted to take your clothes off?  Nude surfing and naked boogie boarding in Hawaii are popular on Little Beach. Little Beach on Maui has been voted the ... Read More

Chances a tourist swallows a Rat Lungworm on a Hawaii vacation?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2019 02:17

Millions of tourists visit Hawaii every year. The Hawaii Tourism Authority remains silent on the fact that 75% of slugs on the Island of Hawaii test positive for Rat Lung ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new Director of Communications and Public Relations

editor editor- April 11, 2019 20:32

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today that Marisa Yamane, a longtime award-winning journalist, has been appointed as director of communications and public relations. She begins work at HTA on ... Read More

Crime out of control and rampant in Waikiki: Let’s make it unwelcoming for homeless

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 29, 2019 00:14

The perception is that crime is out of control and rampant in Waikiki. The community wants to make Waikiki unwelcome and uncomfortable for homeless people. Crime is not out of ... Read More

Number of Hawaii visitors up but spending down

editor editor- March 28, 2019 20:29

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.39 billion in February 2019, a decrease of 2.7 percent compared to February 20181, according to preliminary statistics released today by ... Read More

DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach hotel workers call for respect from management

editor editor- March 5, 2019 01:34

DoubleTree by Hilton Alana Waikiki Beach hotel workers organized a public action in their hotel lobby this morning, demanding respect from management, safe workloads, and a fair process to decide ... Read More

Honolulu Mayor wants to increase hotel taxes

editor editor- March 2, 2019 02:11

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today unveiled a US$2.83 billion operating budget, - 8.6 percent higher than last year, which is the equivalent of an additional $223 million. The proposed tax ... Read More

Hawaii hotel performance overall declined

editor editor- February 26, 2019 22:36

In January 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported a small increase in average daily rate (ADR) but a decrease in occupancy resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to ... Read More

Southwest Airlines may fly between Honolulu and Vegas

editor editor- February 14, 2019 02:26

If you live in Hawaii, Las Vegas, Nevada, is such a popular travel destination that locals refer to it as the Hawaiian Islands' 9th island. Today, Southwest Airlines’ CEO Gary ... Read More

Hawaii’s Mokulele Airlines bought by Southern Airways

editor editor- February 13, 2019 00:14

Southern Airways announced today that it has acquired Mokulele Airlines in Hawaii. Southern plans to keep the Mokulele brand, while operating all flights on the Southern Airways FAA operating certificate. ... Read More

Traveling to Hawaii? How LGBTQ friendly is the Aloha State?

editor editor- January 31, 2019 22:36

Today, the Human Rights Campaign (HRC) Foundation and the Equality Federation Institute released their 5th annual State Equality Index (SEI), a comprehensive report detailing statewide laws and policies that affect ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism issues report on accommodations in the Aloha State

editor editor- January 28, 2019 21:45

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has issued the 2018 Visitor Plant Inventory Report, which shows total visitor accommodation units throughout the Hawaiian Islands have increased slightly to 80,751 units (+0.1%) ... Read More

How did Hawaii hotels perform in 2018?

editor editor- January 25, 2019 21:56

Hawaii hotels statewide concluded 2018 with modest increases in revenue per available room (RevPAR) and average daily rate (ADR), and a small decrease in occupancy. Read More