Ke Kula Niihau Kekaha opened the Hawaii Tourism Authority Conference
Credit Wayne Yoshioka
The Hawai’i Tourism Authority opened its annual conference today, following a year of record growth. But, as HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, the conference theme --“Defining the Next Chapter”--is an attempt to position the industry to withstand the next downturn in tourism.
This year, visitors from China became the top source of international tourism for the country. But how many of them are choosing Hawaii as their destination? HPR’s Molly Solomon reports on what the state is doing to attract Asia’s largest economy.
Nearly 40 years ago, a 22-year old artist decided to document the changing landscape of Honolulu's most famous neighborhood --- Waikiki. That artist was local photographer Eric Yanagi.
Thanks to a state grant, Yanagi completed the year-long project in 1973. His focus was on the community that was living in a rapidly developing Waikiki. Now he’s compiled a collection of his photographs that are on display at UH Manoa, “Framing Paradise: Photography and Waikiki.”
How much did you pay for your mobile phone? Whatever the total, chances are that you paid less than you would if you lived in Korea. That’s the home of the most expensive phones. HPR’s Bill Dorman explains in today’s Asia Minute.