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HTA is Following the Law and Using State Funds Responsibly

February 4, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments

The Honolulu Star-Advertiser has used a considerable amount of space recently to imply the Hawaii Tourism Authority is operating secretly and its board of directors is complicit in this effort.

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Hawaii’s Visitor Statistics Results for 2016

February 4, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments
George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement commenting on the release of Hawaii’s visitor statistics for 2016.

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New Guided Tours to Hawaii Volcanoes National Park

January 20, 2017 Destination Hawaii No Comments

Created by Pat Wright, founder and owner of Mauna Kea Summit Adventures (the leading activity outfit for guided tours to Mauna Kea for 30 years), Kilauea Summit Adventures offers small group excursions along the Hamakua Coast to Volcanoes National Park. … Continue Reading

Kohanaiki Unveils One Of The World’s Largest Clubhouses Embracing Both Local Culture And The Latest, State-Of-The-Art Amenities

the first luxury development on the Kona Coast in nearly a decade – has completed construction on its exquisite new clubhouse and spa, raising the bar for private residential communities across the globe. … Continue Reading

Visitor Spending Rose for Sixth Straight Month in November Visitor Arrivals Set New November Record

Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent a total of $1.2 billion in November 2016, a gain of 5.6 percent versus last November and the sixth consecutive month with a year-over-year increase, according to preliminary statistics released today by the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA). … Continue Reading

National Showcase for Hawaii Bowl, Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic

December 28, 2016 Destination Hawaii No Comments

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement about the importance to the Hawaiian Islands of ESPN’s support and telecasts of the Hawaii Bowl and Hawaiian Airlines Diamond Head Classic, Dec. 22-25. … Continue Reading

Hawaiian’s Haneda-Kona Service Expands Hawaii’s Appeal to Japan Travelers

December 23, 2016 Destination Hawaii No Comments

George D. Szigeti, president and CEO of the Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA), issued the following statement regarding Hawaiian Airlines’ launch of international nonstop service connecting Haneda Airport in Tokyo with Kona International Airport at Keahole on the island of Hawaii. … Continue Reading

More shops set to open at International Market Place

December 15, 2016 Destination Hawaii No Comments

Shoppers and foodies have embraced the new International Market Place which opened in Waikiki in August, with more stores and restaurants set to open next year. … Continue Reading

HTA Teams Up with the L.A. Clippers on Hawaii Marketing Partnership Clippers to Hold 2017 Training Camp in Honolulu

December 10, 2016 Destination Hawaii No Comments

The Hawaii Tourism Authority (HTA) announced today a partnership with the L.A. Clippers, promoting travel to the Hawaiian Islands and bringing the Clippers to Honolulu where the team will hold its 2017 training camp on the campus of the University of Hawaii. … Continue Reading

Pearl Harbor 75th Anniversary Ceremony to Be Live Streamed

December 6, 2016 Destination Hawaii No Comments

This Wednesday 7th of December 2016, 7.45am Hawai‘i Standard time (Thursday December 8 for Australia at 4.45am Eastern Daylight Saving Time) people around the world will have the opportunity to watch the 75th National Pearl Harbor Remembrance Day Commemoration of the historic bombing of the US fleet in Pearl Harbor live online. … Continue Reading

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