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Hawaii Tourism Association appoints Ambassador from Russia

Hawaii Tourism Association appoints Ambassador from Russia

HONOLULU & MOSCOW - When Russians travel, they like to spend a lot of money, they like to stay in luxury accommodation, and they stay for awhile – generally 2 to 3 weeks at a stretch. Basically, they want to be pampered and enjoy themselves and are … January 26, 2012
Expert panel concurs: Hawaii physicians can provide aid in dying

Expert panel concurs: Hawaii physicians can provide aid in dying

HONOLULU, Hawaii - Compassion & Choices, the nation’s oldest and largest nonprofit organization working to improve care and expand choice at the end of life, and the Hawai’i Death With Dignity Society (HDWDS), a local organization with similar goals, … October 5, 2011
Seychelles applauds Hawaii in its move to appoint tourism ambassadors

Seychelles applauds Hawaii in its move to appoint tourism ambassadors

The Seychelles Tourism Board has applauded the Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) in its move to appoint tourism ambassadors. Alain St.Ange, the CEO of the Seychelles Tourism Board, said when he saw news of the appointment of Jorge Gonzales Carling and … September 11, 2011
Hawaii appoints tourism ambassadors in Colombia

Hawaii appoints tourism ambassadors in Colombia

HONOLULU, Hawaii - The Hawaii Tourism Association (HiTA) today appointed Jorge Gonzales Carling and Juliana Osorio Valencia as their new and first tourism ambassadors from Colombia. Both manage World Tours in Bogoto and recently began selling an exclusive … September 9, 2011
Hawaii tsunami advisory cancelled

Hawaii tsunami advisory cancelled

HONOLULU, Hawaii - At approximately 11:26 am today, the Pacific Tsunami Warning Center canceled the tsunami advisory for the Hawaiian Islands following the 8.9 earthquake that struck Japan sending a tsunami warning throughout the Pacific. The event passed … March 11, 2011
Hawaii has a presence at Seychelles carnival world debut

Hawaii has a presence at Seychelles carnival world debut

Making its world debut, the "Carnaval International de Victoria" took place this weekend from March 4-6 in the capital city of Victoria, Seychelles, ringing in what is sure to become an international event that visitors, locals, and international tourism … March 6, 2011
Hawaii delegation to share Aloha at Seychelles carnival

Hawaii delegation to share Aloha at Seychelles carnival

It is said in Hawaii that "the fresh, floral air energizes you. The warm, tranquil waters refreshes you. The breathtaking, natural beauty renews you. There’s no place on Earth like it - whether you're a new visitor or returning, our unique islands offer … February 20, 2011
Death with dignity deemed priority issue for Hawaii state democrats

Death with dignity deemed priority issue for Hawaii state democrats

HONOLULU, HI - The Hawai`i Death With Dignity Society is pleased to announce that the 50,000-member Democratic Party of Hawai`i (DPH) has made the Death With Dignity legislation now before the State Legislature a "priority" issue. Scott Foster, Communications … February 7, 2011
Hawaii tourism representatives meet Chinese tour agent heads and officials

Hawaii tourism representatives meet Chinese tour agent heads and officials

During April 15-20, 2010, invited by News.cn and United PR Consulting Co., Ltd., Joann Erban, vice president of Roberts Hawaii; Glenn P. Vergara, manager of Waikiki Resort Hotel; Kayo Whitty, Asia sales president of Kuoloa Ranch; Mary Pa’ahana, international … April 29, 2010
Hawaii sales team seeking group bookings in Chicago at world's largest incentive exhibition

Hawaii sales team seeking group bookings in Chicago at world's largest incentive exhibition

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is making its biggest sales effort of the year next week in Chicago to promote Hawaii’s motivational value for business at the world’s largest incentive exhibition, The Motivation Show, … September 24, 2009
Hawaii visitor spending drops 16 percent during first 7 months of 2009

Hawaii visitor spending drops 16 percent during first 7 months of 2009

HONOLULU, HI – Total spending by air visitors for the first seven months of 2009 decreased US$1.1 billion or 16 percent from year-to-date 2008, to US$5.8 billion. Total expenditures by air visitors in the month of July 2009 was US$893 million, down … August 26, 2009
HVCB introduces online Hawaii meeting guide for groups in Japan, Korea, China & Taiwan

HVCB introduces online Hawaii meeting guide for groups in Japan, Korea, China & Taiwan

HONOLULU, HI - Extending Hawaii's reach into Asia's meetings and incentives market, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is now offering translated online meeting planner guides about the islands for organizations based in Japan, Korea, China, … August 24, 2009
Air Canada to launch the only nonstop flights between Hawaii and Calgary, AB

Air Canada to launch the only nonstop flights between Hawaii and Calgary, AB

HONOLULU & MAUI, HI – Air Canada announced today that beginning December 5, 2009, it will launch the only non-stop, seasonal service between Hawaii and Calgary, AB. “We are pleased to launch the only non-stop flights from both Honolulu and Maui … August 18, 2009
Hawaii Pacific Export Council expands to help more companies export

Hawaii Pacific Export Council expands to help more companies export

HONOLULU, HI - The US Department of Commerce’s local US Commercial Service office announced today that the Hawaii Pacific Export Council has expanded and diversified its membership to help more companies across Hawaii and the western Pacific territories … August 13, 2009
HVCB appoints Joan Palmtag as western regional director of accounts

HVCB appoints Joan Palmtag as western regional director of accounts

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) announced today the appointment of Joan Palmtag as western regional director of accounts for the corporate meetings and incentives (CMI) division. Based in Palm Springs, CA, Palmtag … August 11, 2009
Meetings industry honors HVCB with 2 national awards

Meetings industry honors HVCB with 2 national awards

HONOLULU, HI – Recognizing its service excellence to groups doing business in Hawaii for meetings and incentive events, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) has earned awards from two top-industry publications, Meetings & Conventions … August 6, 2009
Hawaii Tourism Authority hopes to stimulate short-term travel from North America

Hawaii Tourism Authority hopes to stimulate short-term travel from North America

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA)’s marketing committee announced today that it has approved US$4.1 million from the marketing opportunity fund that will go to the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau for initiatives that will help … August 6, 2009
The Ilikai Hotel to reopen July 24

The Ilikai Hotel to reopen July 24

WAIKIKI BEACH, Hawaii – The iconic Ilikai Hotel will welcome guests again on Friday, July 24, 2009 iStar Financial and the hotel announced today, noting that the reopening marks a recommitment to the Hawaiian tradition and culture that made the Ilikai … July 21, 2009
Chinese students help promote Hawaii

Chinese students help promote Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI — Three students attending the Macau University of Science and Technology have started a blog in Chinese about Hawaii as part of a six-week internship at PacRim Marketing Group, Inc. and PRTech, LLC. Carrying cameras, cell phones, and … July 13, 2009
HVCB team selling Hawaii meeting experience at world conference in Salt Lake City

HVCB team selling Hawaii meeting experience at world conference in Salt Lake City

HONOLULU, HI – Starting this weekend, the Hawaii Visitors and Convention Bureau (HVCB) is leading an 18-member sales team for the state’s meetings industry at Meeting Professionals International’s World Education Conference, July 11-15 in Salt Lake … July 11, 2009
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ABC's "The Bachelorette" heads to Hawaii

HONOLULU, HI – As one of the most romantic destinations on Earth, it’s only fitting that Hawaii be the special place where ABC’s “The Bachelorette” Jillian Harris makes one of the most important decisions of her life. The big question remaining … July 8, 2009
Pacific Whale Foundation has openings for summer Ocean Discovery Camp for kids

Pacific Whale Foundation has openings for summer Ocean Discovery Camp for kids

MAALAEA (MAUI), HI - Are your kids ready for some new summer fun and adventure? Good news - Pacific Whale Foundation has openings for its ocean-themed summer camps for kids. Ocean Discovery Camp, for ages 6 to 12, is a day-camp program available Mondays … June 20, 2009
Six tips for finding Hawaii summer vacation deals

Six tips for finding Hawaii summer vacation deals

HONOLULU, HI – Travelers planning a summer vacation will find that Hawaii www.gohawaii.com is one of the nation’s most affordable destinations this year, thanks to special savings and value-added bargains being offered by major airlines, hotels and … June 10, 2009
Ala Moana Center to celebrate milestone 50 years in Hawai‘i on August 13, 2009

Ala Moana Center to celebrate milestone 50 years in Hawai‘i on August 13, 2009

Ala Moana Center, one of the world’s largest outdoor shopping centers and Hawai‘i’s premier shopping destination, will celebrate its landmark 50th anniversary on Thursday, August 13, 2009. Spanning five decades from the first days of statehood to … June 2, 2009
Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new board member

Hawaii Tourism Authority appoints new board member

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) has announced the appointment of Ron Williams as its newest board member. Confirmed by the Hawaii State Senate on April 3, his term is effective immediately. Williams has also been selected to serve … May 13, 2009
Pacific Whale Foundation president speaks on eco-friendly whalewatching

Pacific Whale Foundation president speaks on eco-friendly whalewatching

MA'ALAEA (MAUI), HI - Pacific Whale Foundation president Greg Kaufman delivered a talk on "Eco-Friendly Whalewatching: It's Not Always Easiest to Be Green" at a naturalist workshop that was conducted in Provincetown, Massachusetts at the Hiebert Marine … April 28, 2009
Green Hawaii: the garden isle of Kauai

Green Hawaii: the garden isle of Kauai

The most northern of the eight major islands and the oldest geologically, Kauai is Hawaii without the high-rises. It also has some of the world's most spectacular scenery, even though it's only 25 miles long and 33 miles wide. Since Kauai is more than … April 26, 2009
Aqua Engineers honored for improving the environment

Aqua Engineers honored for improving the environment

Kauai-based Aqua Engineers, Inc., Hawaii’s largest water and wastewater management company, was awarded The Secretary of the Army Sustainability Team Award by the US Army Garrison-Hawaii (USAG-HI) yesterday for its role in providing sustainable solutions. … April 17, 2009
Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawaii urges Senate to pass HB 444

Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Coalition-Hawaii urges Senate to pass HB 444

HONOLULU - The reluctance of the Hawaii State Senate to pass HB 444 which "Extends the same rights, benefits, protections, and responsibilities of spouses in a marriage to partners in a civil union" is producing an embarrassing tsunami of international … March 24, 2009
HTA finally votes to bring Pro Bowl back to Hawaii

HTA finally votes to bring Pro Bowl back to Hawaii

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) board voted 9 to 1 today to bring the Pro Bowl back to Hawaii’s Aloha Stadium. The tentative agreement reached with the National Football League (NFL) will bring the Pro Bowl back to Hawaii in 2011 and 2012. The … March 6, 2009
2009 Pro Bowl results show increase in visitor spending and tax collection despite decline in visitors to Hawaii for game

2009 Pro Bowl results show increase in visitor spending and tax collection despite decline in visitors to Hawaii for game

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, has released results of a visitor research survey on the 2009 NFL Pro Bowl held at the Aloha Stadium on February 8. The following is a summary of the findings reported … February 17, 2009
Niche company finds Hawaii’s ancient culture is “missing link” for authentic experiential island vacations

Niche company finds Hawaii’s ancient culture is “missing link” for authentic experiential island vacations

HONOLULU, HI (eTN) - A new company, scheduled to launch in spring 2009, is bringing a new approach to Hawaii`s visitor market: experiential vacations! In addition to enjoying the beautiful sand-sun-surf for which Hawaii is so well known, guests will … February 11, 2009
Aloha: The Heart of Hawaii

Aloha: The Heart of Hawaii

Thinking about visiting Hawaii? Then you’ll want to know how to tap into one of the Islands’ most beloved characteristics: The Aloha Spirit and the deeper meaning of the word…ALOHA! Aloha sounds like a simple word. It rolls off the tongue with … February 10, 2009
Hawaii Tourism Authority awards US$1.7 million for 2009 Product Enrichment Programs

Hawaii Tourism Authority awards US$1.7 million for 2009 Product Enrichment Programs

HONOLULU, HI — The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, along with the counties of Honolulu, Hawaii, Kauai, and Maui, have made their selection of over 100 events and projects statewide to receive County Product Enrichment Program … January 23, 2009
Hawaii FOIA lawsuit will be early test of new Obama

Hawaii FOIA lawsuit will be early test of new Obama "transparency" policy

HONOLULU, HI - A lawsuit seeking basic government documents has been filed in Federal District Court against the Western Pacific Regional Fishery Management Council (WESPAC), the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA), and the US Department … January 23, 2009
HTA awards US$620,000 to 25 organizations that honor and perpetuate Hawaiian culture

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

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 Hawaiian Culture Program. “Hawaiian culture is what … January 7, 2009
Public invited to book launch celebration honoring new book about Hawaii's humpback whales

Public invited to book launch celebration honoring new book about Hawaii's humpback whales

MAALAEA (MAUI), HI - A new book about Hawaii's humpback whales - Humpbacks of Hawaii: The Long Journey Back - will be feted during a special evening celebration on Saturday, January 17 from 6:00 pm to 7:30 pm at the Lokelani Ballroom of the Wailea Beach … January 3, 2009
HTA announces 2009 Natural Resources Program awards

HTA announces 2009 Natural Resources Program awards

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 state to receive funding in 2009 through its Natural … December 15, 2008
Hawaii Tourism Authority seeks new marketing representation in Western Europe

Hawaii Tourism Authority seeks new marketing representation in Western Europe

HONOLULU, HI – The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), the state agency for tourism, has announced that it will terminate its marketing management service contract with Aviareps Mangum effective December 31, 2008. Aviareps Mangum has managed Hawaii Tourism … October 17, 2008
ASTA Survey Determines Most Popular Second

ASTA Survey Determines Most Popular Second

In its annual “Hot Spots for Summer” survey, ASTA polled 585 travel agency owners and managers to determine the most popular second honeymoon destinations and uncover other emerging travel trends for 2008. Rank Most Popular Second Honeymoon … March 13, 2008
HTA Announces 2008 Sporting Events Program

HTA Announces 2008 Sporting Events Program

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, has announced its selection of events that will receive funding support through its Sporting Events Program in 2008: • Pan-Pacific Championship, February 20 and 23, 2008 (NEW) – … January 3, 2008
Pro Bowl to Return to Hawai'i in 2009

Pro Bowl to Return to Hawai'i in 2009

The Hawai‘i Tourism Authority (HTA), the state’s tourism agency, today announced that the Pro Bowl will return to Hawai‘i in 2009. The state-sponsored Pro Bowl is administered and coordinated for the State of Hawai‘i through the HTA. “We … December 30, 2007

Ala Moana Center Inspires Shoppers to Enjoy Aloha Festivals’ Celebrations and Shop Late in September

HONOLULU –This September, ease into fall with a cool, relaxing evening at Ala Moana Center’s Centerstage. Ala Moana Center takes part in Aloha Festivals’ celebrations this month by hosting the first annual Moonlight Mele Concert Series, a five-part … August 16, 2007

Ala Moana Center Introduces Four Exciting Shopping Activity Packages for Travelers

HONOLULU - Ala Moana Center, Hawaii’s largest shopping destination, announced today that it has launched four outstanding shopping activity packages for vacationers who travel to the island of Oahu. The shopping activity packages, which include Shop … June 27, 2007

Start Your Mornings Off On the Right Note with Breakfast Specials at OHANA Hotels & Resorts

Date: June 22 , 2007 Release Number: 54/07 Start Your Mornings Off On the Right Note with Breakfast Specials at OHANA Hotels & Resorts WAIKIKI, HONOLULU, OAHU – This summer families can get energized for an exciting day with delicious room and … June 23, 2007

America’s Premier Shopping Places Introduce Commissionable Shopping Packages In Honolulu, Los Angeles, Dallas & Orlando

2007, Chicago, Ill.,….General Growth Properties, Inc. (NYSE: GGP) recently announced the addition of four additional shopping destinations offering new commissionable packages to travel industry professionals. The centers offering packages include … June 5, 2007

Ala Moana Center’s Tsukiji Fish Market Offers Guests an Innovative Foray into Japanese Cuisine

Ala Moana Center’s Tsukiji Fish Market Offers Guests an Innovative Foray into Japanese CuisineDive into one of Hawaii’s newest and most exciting dining optionsHONOLULU – The long-anticipated Tsukiji Fish Market and Restaurant is now open at Ala … May 24, 2007



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