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Saturday, December 9, 2023
How times have changed
By Selected News Articles @ 1:02 AM :: 1506 Views :: Tourism

... the mere fact that an airline that was not “Hawai‘i based” came in to buy a “Hawai‘i based airline” that didn’t elicit an immediate hearing in the State Capitol on the merits of it told me that, indeed, the relationship between the people of Hawai‘i, its government officials, and its aviation options, has very much changed....

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Tuesday, December 5, 2023
DHS Offers $11K/Month for TVRs to House Lahaina Victims
By News Release @ 3:17 AM :: 1339 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Program will house FEMA-ineligible survivors of Maui wildfires for up to 12 months ....

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Sunday, December 3, 2023
Alaska Airlines Buys Hawaiian Air for $1.9B
By News Release @ 4:00 PM :: 2279 Views :: Tourism

... a definitive agreement under which Alaska Airlines will acquire Hawaiian Airlines for $18.00 per share in cash, for a transaction value of approximately $1.9 billion ....

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Saturday, December 2, 2023
Use carrots, not sticks, to help Maui fire victims
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 8:35 PM :: 1252 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... looking for a “win-win” result ....

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Friday, December 1, 2023
HTA: Input Invited on Tourism’s Role in Supporting Maui’s Recovery
By News Release @ 6:29 PM :: 1103 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Community Meeting to be Held at Maui Arts & Cultural Center, December 4 ....

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Thursday, November 30, 2023
Tourist Arrivals Down for Third Straight Month
By News Release @ 5:20 PM :: 1312 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Maui: 35,526 visitors in October 2023, compared to 59,372 visitors (-40.2%) in October 2022 and 59,620 visitors (-40.4%) in October 2019 ....

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Tuesday, November 28, 2023
DLNR: Demolition of Uncle Billy's Hotel Begins Today
By News Release @ 12:26 PM :: 1198 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

... For the last few years, drug addicts had been living in the dilapidated structure ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Caldwell's COVID Slush Fund: 'Follow the Money'
By Grassroot Institute @ 5:36 PM :: 1694 Views :: Ethics, Taxes, Tourism, COVID-19

... you have to follow the money, especially when there’s a huge surge of funds given to the government to dole out ....

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Sunday, November 19, 2023
Let's not fall for all the Aloha Stadium hype
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 2:24 AM :: 1677 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Tourism

... even the slimmed down plan is worrisome ....

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Thursday, November 9, 2023
DOBOR Proposes Paid Parking at Ala Wai (again)
By News Release @ 1:09 AM :: 1561 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... Ed Underwood said, “The boating program is currently subsidizing free parking in the facility which is not fair to those who are paying the fees" ....

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Monday, October 30, 2023
Lahaina Fires: Tourist Arrivals Down for Second Straight Month
By News Release @ 4:50 PM :: 1716 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... spending on Maui down more than 50% in September ....

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Sunday, October 15, 2023
Tourists, Keep Out!
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 1911 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... government should not be there to take choices away ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
​Is it really a good idea to build a new Aloha Stadium?
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:20 PM :: 2323 Views :: Ethics, Development, Higher Education, Rail, Tourism

... Considering the record of the old Aloha Stadium, there are many questions ....

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Saturday, October 14, 2023
West Maui tourism decision should be individual choice
By Grassroot Institute @ 4:12 PM :: 1646 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... leave it to each resident’s own timeline, not government officials ....

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Sunday, October 8, 2023
Let Maui tourism recover at its own pace
By Keli'i Akina PhD @ 12:36 AM :: 1617 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Should the government have the last word in creating a tourism timeline? ....

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Sunday, October 1, 2023
LahainaFires: 600 families put out of Hotels
By News Release @ 6:44 PM :: 2212 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... 2,200 of the families displaced by the Maui wildfires who are receiving shelter in hotels and similar lodging have completed the required eligibility process ... 600 haven't ....

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Friday, September 29, 2023
Maui Tourists Shift to Other Islands
By News Release @ 2:05 AM :: 1723 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... In August 2023, visitor arrivals to Oahu +11.0%, Hawaii Island +4.1% and Kauai +9.0% increased while visitor arrivals to Maui -57.8% dropped significantly ....

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Friday, September 22, 2023
Wildfires deliver heavy blow to Maui economy
By UHERO @ 4:30 PM :: 1735 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... Hawaii economists say Lahaina locals could be priced out of rebuilt town without zoning changes  ....

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Thursday, September 21, 2023
RedCross: 78% of Lahaina Staying in Shelters
By Video @ 10:43 PM :: 1890 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... “Our primary focus at this time is caring for about 78 percent of the pre-disaster population of Lāhainā — who are staying in dozens of non-congregate shelters (NCS)” ....

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Thursday, September 14, 2023
More than 11% of workers in Maui County file for unemployment after deadly wildfires
By News Release @ 7:21 PM :: 1703 Views :: Maui County, Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... There have been 10,448 new claims for unemployment in Maui County in the four weeks since the fires struck ....

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Friday, September 8, 2023
Maui losses at $11 million a day since fires
By Selected News Articles @ 5:51 AM :: 1847 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Tourism

...DBEDT reduces its economic growth projections for Hawaii from 1.8% for 2023 to 1.1% and from 2% to 1.5% for 2024....

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Wednesday, September 6, 2023
Lahaina: Former Rentals available to replace burned cars
By News Release @ 3:07 AM :: 1833 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... If you have comprehensive coverage (also known as “other than collision”) on your automobile insurance policy, submit a claim ....

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Monday, September 4, 2023
DBEDT: Visitor Recovery continues Thru July
By News Release @ 8:17 PM :: 1556 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 932,713 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in July 2023, an increase of 1.5 percent from July 2022 ....

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Saturday, August 26, 2023
Last Shelter Closed: Lahaina Survivors in Hotels
By News Release @ 4:07 AM :: 1790 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... more than a dozen hotels and timeshare properties are currently housing more than 4,400 shelter survivors and hotel employee survivors, while some 900 people are booked in Airbnb units ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
What Does It Mean for HTA to be Administratively Attached to DBEDT?
By UHERO @ 9:07 PM :: 2074 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

... HRS Chapter 26-35 spells out the requirements that apply to an agency administratively attached to a state department ....

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Tuesday, August 15, 2023
"We would probably see a mass exodus from Maui."
By Selected News Articles @ 12:40 PM :: 2535 Views :: Maui County, Economy, Tourism

... "It would be potentially catastrophic if no one traveled to the island," Green said ....

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Saturday, August 12, 2023
City to temporarily suspend short-term vacation rental laws in response to Maui wildfires
By News Release @ 3:39 AM :: 2346 Views :: Honolulu County, Maui County, Small Business, Tourism

... Blangiardi directed DPP to suspend the short-term vacation rental 30–day minimum rental period requirement to increase the availability of temporary housing on Oʻahu ....

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Friday, August 11, 2023
'All of Lahaina Gone': 89 Dead, 100s Missing, 1,700 Buildings Destroyed
By Video @ 11:59 PM :: 4469 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Green described Lahaina as “total devastation,” estimating that about 80% of the town was destroyed, with hundreds of families displaced. He added that the damage to property will be in the “billions of dollars.” ....

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Wednesday, August 9, 2023
53 Dead: People Jump in Water as Fire Burns Thru Historic Lahaina Town
By Video @ 12:48 PM :: 4501 Views :: Maui County, Tourism

... Much of historic Lahaina town destroyed as huge wildfire sends people fleeing into water ....

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Tuesday, August 8, 2023
Honolulu sued for plans to demolish iconic ‘Stairway to Heaven’
By Court House News @ 11:59 PM :: 1813 Views :: Honolulu County, Tourism

... The Haʻikū Stairs have been slated for removal due to safety concerns, but activists say that there are alternatives to ripping out the popular steps ....

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Saturday, August 5, 2023
Fence to keep Homeless Drug Addicts and Criminals out of Uncle Billy's
By News Release @ 4:32 AM :: 2578 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism

... While the Emergency Proclamation issued by Governor Josh Green, M.D., on July 18, removes and/or expedites some of the  regulatory processes associated with a project of this magnitude it does not exempt a demolition contractor from securing material disposal certificates and other regulatory permits. A demolisher has not been chosen yet through the established procurement process. ...

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Friday, August 4, 2023
FAA Outlines Hawaii Air Tour Safety Improvements
By News Release @ 8:50 PM :: 2422 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... The public will have 30 days to comment on the new process, which would take effect in spring 2024. It would replace an outdated, 15-year-old manual ....

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Thursday, August 3, 2023
​Maui Leads Statewide Push for counties to increase their TAT surcharges
By Grassroot Institute @ 3:15 PM :: 2646 Views :: Maui County, Taxes, Tourism

... approving for inclusion in the 2024 Hawaii State Association of Counties legislative package a state bill relating to the county transient accommodations tax ....

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Friday, July 28, 2023
Tourist Count Up 5.5%
By News Release @ 4:03 PM :: 2333 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 889,274 visitors arrived in the Hawaiian Islands in June 2023, an increase of 5.5 percent from June 2022 ....

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Wednesday, July 19, 2023
Green Emergency Order: Sweep Homeless Drug Addicts out of Uncle Billy's and Demolish Hotel
By News Release @ 3:52 AM :: 2542 Views :: Hawaii County , Homelessness, Tourism, Drugs

... The Hawaii Police Department has responded to 6,479 calls for service/incidents in the area from September, 2018, to April, 2023, with an estimated cost for responding to these calls ranges from $319,000 to $459,000 ....

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Wednesday, July 12, 2023
35 Years of Stagnation: Tourism Income Flat Since 1988
By UHERO @ 4:36 PM :: 5798 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... in recent decades visitor spending stopped growing while the number of tourists continued to increase ....

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Sunday, July 9, 2023
Green Stacks HTA Board Before 'Special' Meeting
By News Release @ 4:39 PM :: 1619 Views :: Tourism

... That means the HTA board will be under new leadership when it holds a special meeting Thursday to discuss how to proceed after current HTA President and CEO John De Fries leaves the agency ....

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Friday, June 30, 2023
Sister Park Arrangement Signed for Pearl Harbor National Memorial and Hiroshima Peace Memorial
By News Release @ 3:03 PM :: 1773 Views :: Hawaii History, Military, Tourism, Obama

... Former President Barack Obama, U.S. Ambassador to Japan Rahm Emanuel, Governor of Hawaii Josh Green, and Senator Hirono Promote Peace through Pearl Harbor National Memorial and Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park Sister Park Arrangement ....

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Thursday, June 29, 2023
801K Tourists Arrive in May, 2023
By News Release @ 6:56 PM :: 1272 Views :: Tourism

... this represents a 94.6 percent recovery in total visitor arrivals from May 2019 ....

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Wednesday, June 28, 2023
14 Years Later HiDoT Still Trying to get Rid of Falls of Clyde
By News Release @ 11:59 PM :: 1751 Views :: Honolulu County, Development, Tourism

... HDOT is working to redevelop Pier 7 at Honolulu Harbor which has been vacant and inactive for the last 14 years, after Bishop Museum closed the Hawaiʻi Maritime Center ....

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Saturday, June 24, 2023
HiDOT Jacks up Airport Parking Fees in Effort to Price You Out
By News Release @ 2:25 PM :: 2371 Views :: Tourism, Cost of Living

... the Hawaiʻi Department of Transportation expects the additional benefit of reduced demand for overnight and multiple-day parking ....

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Friday, June 16, 2023
HTA: De Fries Gets Boot
By News Release @ 4:36 AM :: 2187 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... 'Hawai‘i Tourism Authority President and CEO John De Fries Announces He Will Decline Extension of Employment Contract' LOL! ....

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Monday, June 12, 2023
Homeless Shut Down Diamond Head State Park
By News Release @ 12:33 AM :: 2611 Views :: Homelessness, Tourism

... DLNR removed a water hose being used to siphon water into an encampment of meth addicts on the lower slopes of Diamond Head ....

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Friday, June 9, 2023
DLNR: Haena State Park to be Model for State
By News Release @ 12:59 PM :: 2067 Views :: Kauai County, Tourism

... following the signing of a bill by Governor Josh Green, M.D., facilitating the continued community-based management of this 65-acre state park ....

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Monday, June 5, 2023
Helicopter Association Slams Air Tour Plans for Hawaii National Parks
By News Release @ 3:09 PM :: 2064 Views :: Small Business, Tourism

... air tour management plans would severely limit helitours at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park and the Haleakalā National Park ....

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Wednesday, May 31, 2023
Hawaii visitor spending up as tourism continues to recover from the pandemic
By Selected News Articles @ 10:41 PM :: 1656 Views :: Hawaii Statistics, Tourism

... 806,209 people visited Hawaii in April 2023, representing a 97.4% recovery since April 2019 ....

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Saturday, May 27, 2023
HDoT Reopens HNL Runway--sort of
By News Release @ 4:01 AM :: 1932 Views :: Hawaii State Government, Tourism

... Nightly closures of runway 8L from 5 p.m. and 7 a.m. will be needed for a 140-day period to complete the improvements to the runway ....

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Tuesday, May 23, 2023
Slush Fund News: HTA Gives $27M Contract to CNHA
By News Release @ 12:07 AM :: 2306 Views :: Ethics, Tourism

... $27M of Green's illegal $200M slush fund has spilled into CNHA's lap ....

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Sunday, May 14, 2023
Ding Dong, the Green Fee is Dead
By Tom Yamachika @ 6:00 AM :: 2248 Views :: Taxes, Tourism

... The bill containing the fee proposal, Senate Bill 304, did not survive the conference committee process. ...

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Saturday, May 6, 2023
HTA Funding? $30M Magically Appears After Legislature Zeroes out Budget
By News Release @ 6:20 AM :: 2396 Views :: Ethics, Hawaii State Government, Tourism

“HTA is thankful that the Governor, Lieutenant Governor and the Legislature agreed on a funding approach that will allow HTA to continue...."

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