Tag: HTA

Hawaii Tourism: Visitor spending declined 6.2 percent in April 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 30, 2019 19:46

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.33 billion in April 2019, a decrease of 6.2 percent compared to the same month last year, according to preliminary statistics ... Read More

Hawaii hotels report lower revenue, lower occupancy, higher daily rate in April 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 21, 2019 01:15

In April 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported lower revenue per available room (RevPAR), with higher average daily rate (ADR) and lower occupancy compared to April 2018. According to the Hawaii ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority helps fund programs supporting Hawaiian culture, natural resources and 2020 tourism projects & events

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- May 3, 2019 00:35

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) today issued three Request for Proposals offering to provide funding support to qualified programs that will help to perpetuate Hawaiian culture, preserve and enhance natural ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority finally under experienced leadership

editor editor- April 26, 2019 03:22

Tourism leader Chris Tatum  may very well be the most important person in the US State of Hawaii. The largest industry in Hawaii is tourism, and even if someone is not ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending down 2.4 percent in Q1 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 25, 2019 19:12

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $4.52 billion in the first quarter of 2019, a decrease of 2.4 percent compared to the first quarter of 20181, according ... Read More

Hawaii hotels: Flat average daily rate, lower occupancy so far in 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- April 24, 2019 19:17

For the first three months of 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported flat average daily rate (ADR) and lower occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to ... 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

Hawaii Tourism: Hawaii hotels’ occupancy, revenue down in February 2019

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- March 25, 2019 19:55

In February 2019, Hawaii hotels statewide reported decreases in both average daily rate (ADR) and occupancy, which resulted in lower revenue per available room (RevPAR) compared to February 2018. According ... Read More

Aloha is not “Aloooooha”: Stop visitors from offending Hawaiians

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- March 24, 2019 22:44

Do not say ALOHA or better ALOOOOOHA when visiting Hawaii. "Those of you particularly in the tourist industry and in entertainment, stop saying "ALOOOOOOOHA".  There is no such word and ... 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

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

Ex HTA Chief returns to Hawaii tourism

editor editor- January 17, 2019 03:05

Former Hawaii Tourism Authority CEO McCartney will be in charge of DBEDT if the Senate confirms. Read More

Marriott manager takes on Hawaii Tourism: What is his vision?

editor editor- December 28, 2018 01:05

The new President and CEO of the HTA, Chris Tatum, has his roots in Hawaii’s tourism. Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority: Visitor spending ‘nearly flat’ in November

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2018 19:15

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.29 billion in November 2018, which was nearly flat (-0.3%) compared to November 2017, according to preliminary statistics released today by ... Read More

US Government Shut Down: What it means for Hawaii Tourism

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- December 22, 2018 05:33

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has created a special Alert page on its website providing industry partners, visitors and residents with information and online resources about national parks, monuments and ... Read More

Hawaii hotels: Flat growth

editor editor- December 21, 2018 21:41

Hawaii hotels statewide reported no growth in revenue per available room (RevPAR) Read More

HTA: Hawaii timeshares top hotels in occupancy rates

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 14, 2018 10:13

In the Hawaiian Islands, timeshare properties reported an average occupancy rate of 90.1 percent statewide in the third quarter of 2018, which was the same as the third quarter of ... 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

Hawaii Tourism follows LGBT Hawaii suggestion, releases study on Taiwan and Japan

Chief Assignment Editor Chief Assignment Editor- December 27, 2017 23:05

The studies on Japan and Taiwan provide valuable information from survey respondents in each country that Hawaii tourism industry partners can utilize to attract more LGBT travelers from these two ... Read More

A great day for Malaysia and Hawaii tourism: $189 close on Air Asia

Juergen T Steinmetz Juergen T Steinmetz- June 29, 2017 08:59

It was a great day for Malaysia and Hawaiian Tourism today. $189 Honolulu - Kuala Lumpur. It's not a travel industry rate, it's not a hoax, it's the cost of ... Read More

Is Hawaii practicing good marketing?

editor editor- May 10, 2010 06:48

There seems to be a mismatach regarding where Hawaii’s tourism marketing money is going. Read More

HTA’s marketing committee approves additional US$1.238 million to stimulate travel to Hawaii

editor editor- November 14, 2009 02:40

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)’s marketing committee announced today that it has approved an additional US$1.238 million from the marketing opportunity fund for programs that wi Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority releases visitor statistics for September 2009

editor editor- October 28, 2009 03:00

HONOLULU, HI – According to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority, total visitor days for air and cruise visitors in September 2009 rose 4.8 percent from the ... Read More

HiTA supports US Travel Promotion Act

editor editor- September 12, 2009 07:23

The United States Senate passed today the Travel Promotion Act with its mission being to market the country as a travel destination to the global community. Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority estimates 3 percent drop in 2009 arrivals

editor editor- March 20, 2009 05:12

If current tourism patterns continue, state tourism officials expect the number of visitors coming to Hawaii this year to reach about 6.5 million, or about 207,000 fewer people than last ... Read More

HTA finally votes to bring Pro Bowl back to Hawaii

editor editor- March 7, 2009 04:45

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) board voted 9 to 1 today to bring the Pro Bowl back to Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium. Read More

Scolded tourism officials reconsider bringing Pro Bowl back

editor editor- March 4, 2009 04:59

After being scolded for passing up on a Pro Bowl contract, Hawaii Tourism Authority board members told lawmakers today they would reconsider the deal. Read More

Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) Executive Committee Announced, Other Advances Made To Formalize New Organization

editor editor- March 2, 2009 00:41

HONOLULU: March 02, 2009 – The recently-formed Hawai’i Tourism Association (HiTA) is pleased to announce our first Executive Committee which will guide the association through startup and in deter Read More

Hawaii Tourism Japan closing its Honolulu office

editor editor- February 25, 2009 06:21

Hawaii Tourism Japan has announced that it will close its Honolulu office. Read More

HTA awards US$620,000 to 25 organizations that honor and perpetuate Hawaiian culture

editor editor- January 8, 2009 04:05

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, has announced the selection of 25 organizations that will receive funding through its Kūkulu Ola – Living ... Read More

HTA announces 2009 Natural Resources Program awards

editor editor- December 16, 2008 02:33

HONOLULU, HI - The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, with guidance from its Natural Resources Advisory Group (NRAG), has selected 25 community-based projects throughout the Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority requests proposals for natural resources program

editor editor- August 12, 2008 01:39

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, is seeking to fund community-based projects that respect, enhance and perpetuate Hawaii’s natural environment and a Read More

HTA announces vice chair and committee assignments

editor editor- July 31, 2008 01:22

HONOLULU — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) board of directors, led by chairperson Kelvin Bloom, has announced the election of Sharon Weiner to serve as its vice chair. Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority announces Annual Tourism Conference

editor editor- July 22, 2008 03:35

HONOLULU – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, is pleased to announce that the fifth annual Hawaii Tourism Conference will be held on August 7-8, 2008 at ... Read More

Hawaii Tourism Authority to fund projects that perpetuate Hawaiian culture

editor editor- June 21, 2008 07:08

HONOLULU, Hawaii – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, in partnership with the Council for Native Hawaiian Advancement (CNHA), is pleased to announce that applications Read More