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HONOLULU — A survey conducted by the Hawaii Tourism Authority has found that visitors to the islands between late December and early January were pleased despite limitations caused by the coronavirus pandemic.

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Updated 2/1/21, 12 p.m.

Some Hawaii schools and childcare facilities water pipes will be tested for lead this year. It's part of a federal initiative partially funded by the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency.

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  In our Hawaii Garden and Forest segment, we take you out on the grounds of the Bishop Museum at Kapalama. The Hawaii Tourism Authority is helping to fund programs that are helping to keep the Hawaii Biological Survey up to date.

Its an inventory of plants found across the state and as part of the outreach museum staff are restarting tours of the native gardens on the Kapalama campus that were planted almost a decade ago.

We went along on last month’s inaugural tour led by research specialist who's been at the museum for 35 years.

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There's a lot happening with sports in Hawaiʻi right now, but industry leaders think there could be more.

HTA 2017 Spring Marketing Update

Mar 30, 2017
Wayne Yoshioka

The Hawai’i Tourism Authority hosted its Spring Marketing Update today.  HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.

Hawaii Urged Not To Ignore LGBT Tourism

Sep 28, 2016
Molly Solomon
Molly Solomon

For the first time, the Hawai‘i Tourism Conference featured a session on LGBT travel. The islands have long been a destination for gay visitors, but state tourism officials have been slow to advertise it. As HPR’s Molly Solomon reports, many believe it’s an opportunity Hawai‘i can’t afford to pass up.

Hawai'i Tourism Conference: Targeting the Future

Sep 27, 2016
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The 5-day Tourism Conference was launched today at the Hawai’i Convention Center.   As HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports, this year’s gathering focuses on shaping the future of the state’s visitor industry.

State Auditor Briefs Lawmakers on HTA Findings

Jan 8, 2014
Wayne Yoshioka

State lawmakers were briefed today on a State Auditor’s Report that criticized the Hawai’i Tourism Authority late last year.   HPR’s Wayne Yoshioka reports.    

Hawaii Tourism Authority Hosts 2013 Conference

Aug 22, 2013
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.