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News for kamaainas (locals) in Hawaii

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

Wear a mask in Waikiki! Hawaii Tourists take an oath administrated by the mayor

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 6, 2020 00:57

Honolulu Mayor Kirk Caldwell today arrived on a bicycle wearing shorts, a red and white shirt with a matching facemask. He met journalist for an open-air press-conference in Waikiki. It ... Read More

Flights to Hawaii: Get ready for 72 hour testing prior to boarding

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 29, 2020 03:38

The United States and the world can learn a lot from the State of Hawaii. The world should learn from the mayors of Hawaii, the Governor, and everyone working together ... Read More

Hawaii beat the Virus!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- May 25, 2020 21:24

Let Florida, California, Spain, or Italy reopen their travel and tourism industry. Beaches in Florida, California, Spain or Italy can be testing grounds, but not Hawaii. This seems to be ... Read More

Q&A: Relaunching Tourism in Hawaii – You Are Invited

Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor Linda Hohnholz, eTN editor- May 12, 2020 22:18

Tourism wholesale organizations are demanding answers on relaunching tourism in Hawaii. With the possibility of Hawaii Governor Ige “reopening" Hawaii soon to shopping, dining out, and of course tourists, many ... Read More

Is Hawaii winning the war against Coronavirus?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- April 17, 2020 02:04

The shaka hand sign, sometimes known as "hang loose," is a gesture of friendly intent often associated with Hawaii and surf culture. When it comes to Mayor Caldwell of Honolulu, ... Read More

Maui shelter in place! Stay in your hotels or homes to avoid arrest

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 23, 2020 23:00

Visitors may be arrested when enjoying Maui or Waikiki beaches. Tourism is at a standstill anywhere in Hawaii. Residents alike need to stay home or in their hotel rooms on ... Read More

Waikiki, Honolulu, Hawaii: Jail for visitors and residents not observing shelter in place

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020 02:33

Curfew! Shelter in place order for Waikiki, Honolulu and the rest of the Island Oahu, Hawaii. Stay in your hotel room or residence! To stop the aggressive spread of Coronavirus ... Read More

Hawaiian Airlines urges visitors to leave the Aloha State by Wednesday

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 23, 2020 02:16

Hawaiian Airlines, in preparation for a 14-day government quarantine order for all Hawai‘i arrivals set to begin Thursday due to the COVID-19 pandemic, today announced it will maintain its regular flight ... Read More

Coronavirus in Hawaii: Not yet Devastating News for Visitors and Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 7, 2020 07:30

On February 14, eTurboNews reported CoronaVirus had arrived in Honolulu. It arrived and left with a Japanese tourist staying in Waikiki who most likely brought the virus from Japan and ... Read More

Southwest Airlines Hawaii flights not safe? Did FAA know?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 23, 2020 08:28

With the arrival of a budget carrier Southwest Airlines in Hawaii, tourism may have changed forever for the Aloha State. With thousands of additional arrivals in Hawaii on a daily ... Read More

Deadly shooting in Waikiki close to Kapiolani Park

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 19, 2020 20:53

Thousands of tourists walk, take their bicycle and drive through Kapiolani Park to get to the Diamond Head State Park, a major Hawaii travel and tourist attraction. Sunday morning two ... Read More

Halekulani Hotel or Halepuna by Halekulani Hotel: What is the difference?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 18, 2020 10:35

Halekulani Hotel  - the famous 5 stars Waikiki Beach Resort, and legendary luxury hotel trademark in the Hawaii hotel and resort scene has a sister hotel. The Halekulani Hotel is ... Read More

San Francisco to Honolulu in 76 days: A record paddle adventure

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 27, 2019 06:50

San Francisco to Honolulu, 76 days 75 nights. For the owner of an adventure tourism company in Madrid, a trip from San Francisco took 76 days and 75 nights. Spanish ... Read More

Why another California Visitor Disappeared on Maui? A desperate appeal!

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- August 5, 2019 04:03

Kihara Henry a tourist vacationing on the Island of Maui disappeared. Kihara is only 23 years old, 5'3 and weighs 110-120 pounds. While staying at a hotel Kihei, she rented ... Read More

Hyatt Regency Waikiki avoided strike

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- July 13, 2019 06:09

Union members working at the  Hyatt Regency Waikiki voted today to ratify a union contract that covers over 500 workers—just days after nearly 2,000 workers at the Hilton Hawaiian Village ... Read More

Who are the 11 victims in the deadliest airline crash on Oahu?

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 23, 2019 03:15

His smile went on for days. This is how a friend describes one of the 11 people who vanished last night. The Northshore of Oahu has been home for this publication. ... Read More

Hawaii legislator’s push for Airbnb taxation bill a success

editor editor- May 1, 2019 02:58

Hawaii Senate Bill 1292 just squeaked by passing which will allow the Aloha State to collect transient accommodation and general excise taxes from short-term rentals with a vote of 13 ... 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

Starbucks Hawaii: Rotten food from the garbage and warm leftover coffee

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 20, 2019 05:06

Starbucks is not the only one to blame when human decency in America is under attack. Pearlridge Mall on the island of Oahu is the second largest shopping mall in ... Read More

LGBT Hawaii supports Lesbian Tourist and today’s U.S. Supreme Court Ruling

Scott Foster Scott Foster- March 19, 2019 05:34

LGBT Hawaii thanked lesbian couple Diane Cervelli and Taeko Bufford from California for standing up for what is decent and right. "It makes a difference to all our LGBT visitors and ... Read More

Presidential Emergency Order: Boeing 737 Max 8 and Max 9 grounded in the United States

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 13, 2019 18:33

US President Donald Trump issued an emergency order to ground all Boeing 737 Max 8 and also Boeing 737 Max 9. Flights on route to a destination are allowed to finish their ... Read More

US National Park Service Frustrated with USS Arizona Hawaii repair work

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- February 27, 2019 06:43

The U.S. National Park Service issued a statement on the USS Arizona Memorial in Pearl Harbor, Hawaii. It reads: Over the past 10 months, National Park Service staff and partners ... Read More

Flight attendant dies on Hawaiian Airlines Honolulu – New York flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 26, 2019 07:37

Hawaiian Airlines flight 50 departed Daniel K. Inouye International Airport Thursday night with 253 passengers for a scheduled nonstop flight to New York, JFK airport. One of the flight attendant ... Read More

PATA Micronesia Chapter: New Board of Directors and Chairs

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- January 2, 2019 05:36

This past month marked the end of the Pacific Asia Travel Association (PATA) Micronesia Chapter’s directorship for 2017 – 2018. For the past four years (two-year consecutive terms), Pilar Laguaña ... Read More

Waikiki Beach Marriott workers overwhelmingly vote to ratify new contract

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 22, 2018 16:24

UNITE HERE Local 5 members who work at Waikiki Beach Marriott voted overwhelmingly today to ratify a union contract that covers nearly 500 workers. The contract is modeled after the ... Read More

Visiting Oahu? Don’t rent a car, ride a Charley’s in Waikiki

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 11, 2018 16:58

The worst American States for visitors and locals to drive are Hawaii and California according to a 2018 survey by the "Bankrate Best States for Drivers Study. When traveling to ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority banks on Marriott with two key appointments to lead Visitors Industry

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 10, 2018 09:27

Hawaii Tourism Authority is finalizing a new leadership for the Hawaii Travel and Tourism Industry. The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced the appointments of two key executive leaders today, naming ... Read More

Strong 7.5 Pacific Ocean Earthquake: No tsunami threat

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 4, 2018 19:59

A strong 7.5 earthquake occurred Wednesday night 185 miles South of Loyalty Islands. Local authorities in Vanuatu issued a local tsunami warning, but according to USGS in Hawaii no warning ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards $3.56 million to Hawaiian culture, natural resources and community programs

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- November 27, 2018 09:31

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today the awarding of more than $3.56 million in funding to support 130 programs in the Hawaiian Islands that will perpetuate Hawaiian culture, protect ... Read More

Hawaiian Island vanished in Honolulu County

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 25, 2018 21:32

Home of the Hawaiian Monk Seal and Green Sea Turtles, a Hurricane and Climate Change are responsible for an entire Island in the State of Hawaii to vanish. This Hawaiian ... Read More

Polynesian Culture Center: A Controversial Cultural Attraction for Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- October 13, 2018 17:51

Happy 55th Birthday to the Polynesian Culture Center also known as PCC. PCC is a tourist attraction on the Island of Oahu in Hawaii but is not without controversy. Since 1963 ... Read More

Honolulu – Boston nonstop on Hawaiian Airlines: Longest U.S. domestic flight

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 14, 2018 09:59

Hawaiian Airlines announced new service between Honolulu and Boston. This will be the first nonstop flight between Hawaii and Massachusetts. Read More

Waikiki, Honolulu and the Island of Oahu now included on Tropical Storm Warning

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- September 11, 2018 03:15

On Hawaii Tourists in Waikiki and elsewhere on Oahu, along with tourists on the Island of Hawaii Maui, Molokai and Lanai should be aware and get ready for tropical storm Olivia. ... Read More

Tropical Storm Warnings issued due to Hawaii Tropical Storm Olivia

editor editor- September 11, 2018 00:38

The National Weather Service today issued tropical storm warnings for Maui County and the island of Hawaii as Hurricane Olivia continues its slow advance toward the Hawaiian Islands. A tropical ... Read More