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Polynesian Adventure Tours – Gray Line Hawaii Awarded 10 Year Haleakala National Park Guided Vehicle Tour Contract

The National Park Service has selected Polynesian Adventure Tours to receive a 10-year concession contract to operate guided vehicle tours at Haleakala National Park, effective January 1, 2018. … Continue Reading

Rat Lungworm Disease is Very Rare and Easily Preventable in Hawaii

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement to reassure Hawaii’s tourism industry and visitors planning trips to the Hawaiian Islands that rat lungworm disease is very rare and easily preventable. … Continue Reading

Proposed Legislation Impacting Hawaii’s Tourism Future

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following commentary about House Bill 1471 and Senate Bill 704, as they relate to transient accommodations, and Senate Bill 658, relating to the establishment of a Hawaii Airport Corporation.

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Hawai‘i Street Artist Kamea Hadar Paints Hawai‘i’s Largest Portrait Mural On Affordable Housing Building

Beginning April 10, Hawai‘i artist and co-lead director of international street art celebration POW! WOW! Kamea Hadar will bring his artistic vision to the exterior of an O‘ahu affordable housing building. Inspired by the non-instrument Polynesian voyaging canoe Hōkūle‘a’s worldwide voyage and the Pacific Development Group’s commitment to sustainability, Hadar will paint a 14-story mural of Hawai‘i model Mahina Garcia as the Hawaiian moon goddess Hina. … Continue Reading

Hawaiian Sunrise: Aussie television royalty takes on Hawai‘i

This morning Hawai‘i played host to Australia’s biggest breakfast television show, Sunrise, for the first leg of their USA mystery tour in conjunction with Flight Centre. … Continue Reading

Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for February 2017

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement regarding Hawaii’s visitor statistics in February 2017. … Continue Reading

Visitor Spending Increased 11.5 Percent in February 2017

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $47.8 million per day in February 2017, representing a gain of 11.5 percent from February 2016[1], according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA).

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Discover Maui’s Craft Beer, Wine & Spirits Community

See the beauty. Learn the Stories. Taste Paradise. Experience a once-in-a-lifetime adventure with Maui Craft Tours, the ultimate way to explore the island’s craft food and beverage culture. … Continue Reading

Hawaii Tourism Authority Issues State’s First-Ever Studies on LGBT Travel

 The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) today issued four research studies offering comprehensive findings about the profiles, preferences and sentiments of LGBT travelers from theUnited States, Canada, China, and Australia as it relates to the Hawaiian Islands.

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Hawaii Tourism Authority Issues Two Studies on Alternative Accommodations

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced that two studies, commissioned by its Tourism Research Division to assess the impact of alternative accommodations in Hawaii, have been posted on its website and are available to the public for review.

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