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Hawaii’s Tourism Hopes Ride Along a Wave of Olympic Surfing

Hawaii’s Tourism Hopes Ride Along a Wave of Olympic Surfing

Associated Press, Honolulu Star-Advertiser

Surf's up, indeed. Hawaii is often thought of as the literal and spiritual birthplace of surfing, so building a travel marketing campaign around the sport makes a lot of sense for the destination, especially as it rides a wave of record-breaking tourism numbers, too.

3 weeks ago

Hawaii Tourism Hits a New Record in August at 780,000 Visitors

Hawaii Tourism Hits a New Record in August at 780,000 Visitors

Associated Press

Hawaii is highly successful at finding new visitors when economic conditions keep some others away.

2 months ago

Feds Move to Protect Stressed Out Dolphins From Tourists in Hawaii

Feds Move to Protect Stressed Out Dolphins From Tourists in Hawaii

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

We're not eager to see companies go out of business, but this is part of a broader move that rethinks the relationship between tourists and animals, some in captivity and some in the wild.

4 months ago

Hawaii Governor Blocks Bill to Collect Taxes from Airbnb

Hawaii Governor Blocks Bill to Collect Taxes from Airbnb

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

More city and state government officials, from Hawaii to Los Angeles and San Francisco, want Airbnb and their peers to help them enforce local laws. But the platforms continue to use the Communications Decency Act as a shield that diverts any liability onto their users. It's clear that we need a better approach that allows both local governments and short-term rental problems to address regulations together.

5 months ago

Hawaii Governor Will Veto Bill Allowing Airbnb To Collect Taxes

Hawaii Governor Will Veto Bill Allowing Airbnb To Collect Taxes

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

Hawaii may become the only U.S. state so far to veto legislation that requires sharing economy services to collect state and local taxes.

5 months ago

South Korean Investors Buy Up Beachfront Resorts, Landmark Hotels Abroad

South Korean Investors Buy Up Beachfront Resorts, Landmark Hotels Abroad

Hui-yong Yu and Sohee Kim, Bloomberg

Chinese insurance firms named Anbang aren't the only ones looking to invest in hotel properties abroad.

6 months ago

Hawaii Rides a Wave of Record Visitor Arrivals

Hawaii Rides a Wave of Record Visitor Arrivals

Associated Press

If the Hawaiian islands can increase their numbers of international and domestic flights, they might be on course to set even bigger tourism records than anticipated.

6 months ago

Starwood’s New Instagram Video Ad Brings Waikiki to Your Smartphone

Starwood’s New Instagram Video Ad Brings Waikiki to Your Smartphone

Deanna Ting, Skift

At a time when a lot of brands are looking into virtual reality and 360-degree video to immerse consumers in a destination, this campaign proves that incredible visuals and a killer sense of perspective go a long way toward building brand awareness, and making consumers feel like they're right there with you.

7 months ago

Hawaii Tourism Officials Are Telling Residents They Should Appreciate Visitors

Hawaii Tourism Officials Are Telling Residents They Should Appreciate Visitors

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

As tourism to Hawaii continues to grow, it's no surprise that tension exists between locals and visitors. The state may need to do more than post videos online to address residents' concerns.

8 months ago

Hawaii Tries to Stop Airbnb From Renting Beachfront Campsites

Hawaii Tries to Stop Airbnb From Renting Beachfront Campsites

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

While Airbnb set the bar high for verified user identities, it does a poor job verifying legitimate addresses.

8 months ago

The Shrinking Airline Seat Becomes an Issue for Hawaiian Lawmakers

The Shrinking Airline Seat Becomes an Issue for Hawaiian Lawmakers

Cathy Bussewitz, Associated Press

Hawaii's lawmakers understand better than most the downside of cramped, long-distance flying.

8 months ago

New Rules Are Coming to Keep People from Disturbing Dolphins in Hawaii

New Rules Are Coming to Keep People from Disturbing Dolphins in Hawaii

Audrey Mcavoy, Associated Press

Since voluntary measures haven't worked, authorities sound ready to enforce new rules to keep tourists and locals from disturbing dolphins.

9 months ago