Articles tagged “hawaii”

Hawaii Travel Ban Motion Opposed by U.S. Lawyers

Hawaii Travel Ban Motion Opposed by U.S. Lawyers

Associated Press

Among U.S. states, Hawaii has shown the most-dogged persistence in seeking to overturn and then amend the Trump administration's travel ban. Hawaii is facing an uphill fight in the lower courts.

2 weeks ago

Hawaii Won’t Give Up in New Attempt To Thwart Trump Travel Ban

Hawaii Won’t Give Up in New Attempt To Thwart Trump Travel Ban

Associated Press

The State of Hawaii is waging an uphill fight to get a federal judge to modify an earlier order to block the Trump travel ban after the U.S. Supreme Court ruled partially in favor of the ban. Hawaii won't cry "uncle" yet because the ban illogically bars entry to uncles, aunts and grandparents of U.S. citizens.

2 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Restrictions Remain in Place As Hawaii Loses Decision

Trump Travel Ban Restrictions Remain in Place As Hawaii Loses Decision

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

The State of Hawaii will keep trying to impede President Trump's travel ban, but the latest court ruling doesn't bode well for its chances.

3 weeks ago

Trump Lawyers Ask Hawaii Court to Butt Out of Travel Ban Issues

Trump Lawyers Ask Hawaii Court to Butt Out of Travel Ban Issues

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

The Trump administration would like the haggling over the scope of the travel ban to be left up to the U.S. Supreme Court. It's unclear, though, whether even the supremes would go along with the ban's skewed definition of "bona fide" family relationships.

3 weeks ago

Trump Travel Ban Violates Supreme Court Instructions, Says Hawaii Challenge

Trump Travel Ban Violates Supreme Court Instructions, Says Hawaii Challenge

Kartikay Mehrotra, Bloomberg

It's clear the Trump administration wants to ban as many people from Muslim-majority countries as possible so it took the Supreme Court's instructions and twisted them, where possible.

4 weeks ago

Hawaii Lawmakers Try to Settle Differences Over Vacation Rental Regulations

Hawaii Lawmakers Try to Settle Differences Over Vacation Rental Regulations

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

In destinations like Hawaii where tourism is a top industry, managing the balance between the needs and wants of visitors and the needs of residents is a constant struggle that's being reflected in the state's current battles over vacation rental regulation.

3 months ago

More Chinese Tourists to Hawaii Are Having Their Visas Rejected

More Chinese Tourists to Hawaii Are Having Their Visas Rejected

Associated Press

The arbitrariness of both business and leisure travel into the U.S. is becoming a huge challenge for inbound tourism.

4 months ago

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Hawaii Tries a Light Touch for New Vacation Rental Regulations

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

We've yet to see a market where the carrot approach works better than the stick, and we're not optimistic about Hawaii’s hopes either.

4 months ago

U.S. Asks Hawaii Judge to Clarify Travel Ban Ruling on Refugees

U.S. Asks Hawaii Judge to Clarify Travel Ban Ruling on Refugees

Associated Press

Did the Hawaii judge block the entire travel ban 2.0 or just parts of it? The Trump administration is trying to figure out if it can still temporarily block all refugees, regardless of their religion or citizenship.

4 months ago

Maui National Park Grapples With Overtourism

Maui National Park Grapples With Overtourism

Audrey McAvoy and Caleb Jones, Associated Press

The National Park Service is no stranger to overtourism in its most renowned parks. Requiring reservations and payment in advance may irritate some visitors to Maui, but if the NPS wants to preserve this valuable natural habitat for future travelers to enjoy, it doesn't have much choice.

6 months ago

Hawaii Tourism Boosted by Virgin America Flights and Vacation Rental Uptick

Hawaii Tourism Boosted by Virgin America Flights and Vacation Rental Uptick

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

With all of the political fireworks going on in Florida with Visit Florida's spending and disclosure practices, tourism authorities like the Hawaii Tourism Authority will be subject to greater scrutiny, as well. These boards will have to get more efficient and need to step up their games.

6 months ago

Hawaiian Lawmakers Want State’s Tourism Board to be More Transparent With Spending

Hawaiian Lawmakers Want State’s Tourism Board to be More Transparent With Spending

Associated Press

Hawaii gets more funding for tourism marketing than any other U.S. state and is already a well-known international destination. We recently saw how a lack of transparency led to leadership changes at Visit Florida, a lesson Hawaii and other state tourism agencies should heed.

6 months ago