John De Fries is the Hawaii Tourism Authority’s new president and CEO. The HTA Board of Directors unanimously agreed during the Aug. 27 board meeting to make an offer to De Fries, which he accepted and will start today (Sept. 16).
Said De Fries: “Hawaii’s pathway to economic recovery... more ›
Effective March 26 at 12:01 a.m., Hawaii Governor David Ige is mandating all visitors arriving in Hawaii to self-quarantine for 14 days. The mandate, the first such action in the United States, applies to all arrivals at state airports from the continental U.S. and international destinations... more ›
The Samoa Festival, Hawaii’s largest Samoan cultural gathering and premier showcase of Samoa’s traditions, will be held at the Polynesian Cultural Center in early May. As part of the celebrations, the festival will be highlighted by the 28th annual World Fireknife Championships, which is a... more ›
In celebration of Earth Day (April 22), Atlantis Submarines is offering US$15 off select afternoon dives on their 48-passenger submarines during the month of April. Atlantis Adventures operates its recreational submarines at dive sites off the shores of Waikiki on Oahu, Maui and Kona on Hawaii... more ›
KapohoKine Adventures has recently launched a new tour called the “Elite Volcano Hike” that is available from both Hilo and Kona on Hawaii Island. The new tour leads hikers to Kilauea’s historic 2018 lava flow, an imposing 40 foot tall wall of black lava covering the highway. It then... more ›
After an extensive, resort-wide renovation valued at over US$200 million, the Mauna Lani Resort of the Auberge Resorts Collection has reopened, marking the first entrée into the Hawaiian market for Auberge. This marks a new era of experiential luxury for Hawaii Island with the stunning... more ›
Waikiki’s original boutique hotel has revealed a comprehensive redesign and rebrand centered around local wellness. Formerly known as “Hotel Renew,” the 72-room property has been re-imagined for the lifestyle-conscious traveller with modern guest rooms, corridors, lobby and lobby bar –... more ›
Turtle Bay Resort on Oahu has recently unveiled 26 Stay Well Premier rooms that help enhance guests’ physical and emotional well-being. Stay Well Premier guests at Turtle Bay Resort will enjoy rooms that are outfitted with wellness amenities that enhance the quality of air, light and water, and... more ›
Cruising off the shore of Waikiki on a warm summer evening, with the lights of the city on the horizon, is a special experience that will soon be available at lower prices. Majestic by Atlantis Cruises is offering a special US$20 discount off each adult or child ticket during the month of May... more ›
Hawai‘i tourism authorities have tabulated the year-end visitor statistics for 2019, and the state of the industry on the Aloha islands is looking healthy.
Visitors to the Hawaiian Islands spent US$17.75 billion in 2019, an increase of 1.4% compared to 2018, according to preliminary... more ›