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Hawaii Tourism Authority Awarding $3.5 Million to Support 124 Hawaiian Culture, Natural Resources and Community Programs in 2018

October 14, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments

In keeping with its commitment to foster sustainable tourism in the Hawaiian Islands, the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) is providing funding of more than $3.5 million to 124 programs that are perpetuating Hawaiian culture, protecting natural resources and showcasing community events in 2018. … Continue Reading

RE: 1% Transient Accommodations Tax Increase Takes Effect January 1, 2018

October 13, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments

Please be advised that, effective January 1, 2018, the Transient Accommodations Tax (TAT) applied to lodging accommodations in the State of Hawaii will be increased by 1%, raising the TAT from its current rate of 9.25% to 10.25%. This increase is scheduled to stay in effect until December 31, 2030. … Continue Reading

Five of the Best Camping Spots in the Aloha State

Hawaii is a treasured destination that has something for everyone. Renowned for its tropical waters, beautifully rugged cliffs, and colorful beaches, the Aloha State has exactly what you need to relax, explore, and enjoy life.  … Continue Reading

Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for August 2017

September 30, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments
George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement commenting on Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for August 2017.

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Hawaii Marketing Outlook, Activities Being Emphasized at Global Tourism Summit

September 12, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments
How the Hawaiian Islands are being promoted to travelers worldwide, particularly in its largest markets, is receiving added emphasis at this year’s Global Tourism Summit, taking placeSeptember 19-21 at the Hawaii Convention Center.

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Industry-first partnership brings Aussie radio to Aloha State

September 5, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments

In a first for Australian radio, a partnership between Hawai‘i Tourism Oceania, Outrigger Resorts and Jetstar will see the cast of Triple M Radio’s Brisbane, Sydney and Melbourne breakfast radio teams broadcast live from Hawai’i across 9th-13th October. … Continue Reading

Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for July 2017

September 4, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments
George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement commenting on Hawaii’s visitor statistics results for July 2017.

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Hawaiian Culture a Key Focus at Global Tourism Summit, September 19-21

The moral compass of Hawaii’s tourism marketing efforts – Hawaiian culture – will be a key focus of the upcoming Global Tourism Summit, with six sessions being held to share best practices and continue improving cultural authenticity throughout the industry.

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Olof Yrr Atladottir of Icelandic Tourist Board to Deliver Keynote Address at 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu, September 21

Olof Yrr Atladottir, the director general of the Icelandic Tourist Board and vice president of the European Travel Commission, will present a keynote address on the third day of the 2017 Global Tourism Summit in Honolulu.

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Big spenders set sights on Hawai’i holiday

Holidaymakers are spending more than ever before in Hawai‘i, with per person per trip expenditure reaching a four year high in the Oceanic region, increasing 5.7% and 11.0% year-on-year across Australia and New Zealand respectively. … Continue Reading

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