Articles tagged “hawaii”

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Hawaii Ruling Stands That B&B Discriminated Against Same-Sex Couple

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Hopefully this will put pressure on all kinds of travel brands, from small businesses to the largest companies, to be more welcoming of all travelers.

1 month ago

Hawaiian Airlines CEO on Staying Small While Withstanding Competition

Hawaiian Airlines CEO on Staying Small While Withstanding Competition

Brian Sumers, Skift

In the airline industry, bigger is almost always better. But Hawaiian Airlines is betting its unique niche will help it as more competitors add capacity in its markets. Still, the airline could someday be a takeover target for another airline that wants to grow.

3 months ago

The Active Hawaiian Volcano Is Not Yet Interfering With Air Travel

The Active Hawaiian Volcano Is Not Yet Interfering With Air Travel

Brian K. Sullivan, Bloomberg

Hawaiians call the fog that's infused with volcanic ash "vog." But so far the vog on the Big Island is not causing pilots trouble with flying to, from, and among the islands.

3 months ago

Hawaii Tourism Officials Seek to Calm Travelers After Volcano Eruption

Hawaii Tourism Officials Seek to Calm Travelers After Volcano Eruption

Dan Peltier, Skift

Poor geography knowledge is a bane of nearly every destination's existence. Natural disasters are an unfortunate opportunity for tourism officials to educate travelers, even if many will always struggle to read a map.

3 months ago

Southwest Will Fly Routes Between Hawaii Islands in Major Challenge to Hawaiian Airlines

Southwest Will Fly Routes Between Hawaii Islands in Major Challenge to Hawaiian Airlines

Brian Sumers, Skift

Southwest began its life in 1971 as a short-haul airline shuttling commuters around Texas. So perhaps it is fitting that it will try to do something similar in Hawaii. But expect Hawaiian Airlines to vigorously defend its turf.

4 months ago

Kauai Courts Travelers After Island Recovers From Record Rainfall

Kauai Courts Travelers After Island Recovers From Record Rainfall

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Nearly 50 inches of rain fell in one 24-hour period in northern Kauai during part of an unusually wet winter and spring. The island needs to counter misleading news reports to make sure tourists keep coming, given that it is already at risk of being outpriced relative to newer hotspots like Okinawa and the eastern Philippines.

4 months ago

Okinawa Is Set to Overtake Hawaii in Visitor Numbers

Okinawa Is Set to Overtake Hawaii in Visitor Numbers

Katsuyo Kuwako, Bloomberg

Okinawa is benefiting from an overall boost in tourism to Japan, which broke a new visitation record this year. But Hawaii hotels may have also priced themselves out of many travelers' budgets.

9 months ago

Southwest Airlines Considers Flying Short-Hops Between Hawaiian Islands

Southwest Airlines Considers Flying Short-Hops Between Hawaiian Islands

Justin Bachman, Bloomberg

For an airline, launching inter-island Hawaii flights sounds enticing. The weather is good, fares are relatively high, and demand is steady. But many carriers have failed in trying to build a franchise to compete with Hawaiian Airlines. It owns the market and has the right plane — the Boeing 717 — to serve it.

9 months ago

New Honolulu Law Outlawing Mobile Devices in Crosswalks Has Tourists Confused

New Honolulu Law Outlawing Mobile Devices in Crosswalks Has Tourists Confused

Jennifer Sinco Kelleher and Caleb Jones, Associated Press

As the story points out, it seems more logical to crack down on drivers using mobile devices while driving, which could do a lot more damage than a tourist crossing a street.

10 months ago

Trump Appeals Hawaii Judge’s Order Blocking Third Travel Ban

Trump Appeals Hawaii Judge’s Order Blocking Third Travel Ban

Associated Press

We've seen this game before. It's all likely headed to the black-robed men and women sitting in Washington.

10 months ago

Island Air Files for Bankruptcy but Continues to Fly in Hawaii

Island Air Files for Bankruptcy but Continues to Fly in Hawaii

Associated Press

Since Aloha Airlines failed about a decade ago, Hawaiian Airlines has been the undisputed top carrier for short-haul Hawaii routes. If Island Air continues to struggle, Hawaiian could get stronger, but there's a major caveat. Southwest Airlines has said it might fly between the islands. Will it?

10 months ago

Trump Won’t Release Secret Report He Argues Justifies Travel Ban

Trump Won’t Release Secret Report He Argues Justifies Travel Ban

Peter Blumberg, Bloomberg

Do we just have to take the President's word that a foundational report behind the travel ban justifies the executive order? Having the judge review the report without disclosing it publicly might be a solution.

10 months ago