hawaii tourism

Gerardo Lazzari/Wikimedia Commons / Creative Commons License 2.0

Officials on the Big Island are reviewing an idea that would allow tourists to roam freely on resorts while their movements are tracked to ensure they stay inside the boundaries of the facilities.

Ryan Finnerty / Hawaii Public Radio

As of August 1st, travelers coming to Hawaii will be exempt from the state’s mandatory 14-day quarantine if they first get tested for COVID-19 and are negative for the virus. 

Casey Harlow / Hawaii Public Radio

We're counting down to June 16. That's when interisland travel restrictions will be relaxed and Hawaii moves one step closer to reopening transpacific flights.

Today we talk marketing strategies and have invited representatives from the airline, hotels and industry trackers to our round table talk.

Locals Take Back Tourist-Free Waikiki During Pandemic

May 31, 2020
Robert Perry via AP

HONOLULU (AP) — Growing up in Hawaii, Amber Lethem's family avoided Waikiki, the world-famous tourist mecca.

Wikimedia Commons

Menehune Mystery; Mission Houses Living History; Tourism "Green Fee"; New Zealand Ohia

Suuuuumer / Flickr

Recently released data from the Hawaii Tourism Authority shows that Chinese visitor arrivals dropped 25 percent in the first half of 2019. It was a on a downward trend before President Trump’s trade war.

Catherine Cruz/HPR

The U.S. Department of Labor released its latest statistics Friday on Hawaii’s job market, with the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) finding that the leisure and hospitality industry lost more jobs than it gained in the third quarter of 2018.

Anthony Quintano/Wikimedia Commons

The number of tourists coming to Hawai'i has grown in the past three decades, but their spending in real dollars has remained the same. While visitors make up the state's major industry, their presence adds to the wear and tear on the roads, parks and trails, and there's often no charge for their use. 

 

Pixabay

 

  A new study recently released by the Department of Business Economic Development and Tourism shows International students help to contribute close to a billion dollars to our state coffers.

Dennis Ling, the administrator for the department’s Development and Support Division talks about this bright spot on our horizon.

Lāna‘i 3.0

Aug 31, 2018
Wikimedia Commons

Dozens of former Lāna‘i residents have returned to the island to help chart its future, including Pulama Lānai’s  COO. Pacific Business News Editor in Chief A. Kam Napier, has more.

The Conversation: Friday, June 8th, 2018

Jun 8, 2018
Tina Mahina

Overtourism in Hawaii; Volcano Photographer Displaced by Flow; Examining Kamehameha’s Legacy; World Ocean’s Day