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Articles tagged “hawaii”

Hawaii’s Visitor-Dependent Economy Braces for Virus Impact

Hawaii’s Visitor-Dependent Economy Braces for Virus Impact

Audrey McAvoy, Associated Press

Many visitor economies stand to lose a lot from the effects of the coronavirus. Hawaii, which gets nearly 20 percent of the state's jobs from the visitor economy, is preparing for the worst.

2 weeks ago

What 2019 Taught Us About the U.S. Airline Industry

What 2019 Taught Us About the U.S. Airline Industry

Jay Shabat, Skift

No other country or region has an airline industry as strong as that of the U.S. What's the secret? Have U.S. airlines cracked the perennially difficult code to airline profitability, and will it last? Skift Airline Weekly dove deep and zeroed in on trends that explain the U.S. airlines' success.

1 month ago

Two Emblems of India Tourism Cut Costs to Stay Afloat

Two Emblems of India Tourism Cut Costs to Stay Afloat

Raini Hamdi, Skift

Air India and Oyo couldn’t be more different, not just in their respective businesses, but both could be gone in a New York minute if they aren’t able get past the biggest test they face currently.

2 months ago

Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Instagram and Google Maps Contribute to Hawaii Tourists Behaving Badly

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Hawaii, with its isolated location, fragile ecosystem, and deep-rooted local culture, faces even more problems with overtourism than most popular destinations do. Tourism marketers are looking at ways to manage the situation, but it's a huge challenge.

3 months ago

A $10 Million Restoration in Honolulu’s Chinatown Looks to Draw New Tourists

A $10 Million Restoration in Honolulu’s Chinatown Looks to Draw New Tourists

Associated Press

Sometimes all it takes is a little buffing up of a single building to make the difference.

3 months ago

Outdoor Recreation Proves Important Moneymaker for These U.S. States

Outdoor Recreation Proves Important Moneymaker for These U.S. States

William Edwards, Bloomberg

Hawaii and Montana are among the states most reliant on activities like boating and fishing as a part of their economy. Across the country, recreation is becoming an increasingly important generator of jobs as well.

6 months ago

Hawaii Fears New Rental Law Will Crimp Lodging Supply

Hawaii Fears New Rental Law Will Crimp Lodging Supply

Associated Press

The 50th state is one place where vacation rentals are very welcomed.

8 months ago

Hawaii Vacation Rental Crackdown Starts With Honolulu Mayor

Hawaii Vacation Rental Crackdown Starts With Honolulu Mayor

The Associated Press

Short-term rentals are a hot button topic in Hawaii, and the Honolulu mayor just turned up the heat.

9 months ago

Travel Advisors Mull the Implications of Potential Hawaii Short-Term Rental Crackdown

Travel Advisors Mull the Implications of Potential Hawaii Short-Term Rental Crackdown

Maria Lenhart, Skift

A proliferation of Hawaii short-term rentals, which are exacerbating an already expensive and tight housing market, is sparking heavy debate in a state where tourism is the main economic driver. While such accommodations are needed to handle rising visitor numbers, some say it's time to get them under control and look at the consequences of unchecked tourism growth.

11 months ago

Southwest’s Low Airfares to Hawaii Coupled With Soaring Hotel Rates Could Squeeze Vacationers

Southwest’s Low Airfares to Hawaii Coupled With Soaring Hotel Rates Could Squeeze Vacationers

Maria Lenhart, Skift

As Southwest Airlines ramps up its highly anticipated Hawaii service, fares from the mainland and between the islands are expected to become more competitive and encourage more tourism. The question is whether Hawaii’s infrastructure, which is already impacted by high room rates and occupancies, can handle it.

1 year ago

The Southwest Effect Is Already Impacting Hawaii Tourism

The Southwest Effect Is Already Impacting Hawaii Tourism

Maria Lenhart, Skift

Southwest Airlines’ entry into the Hawaii market is likely to bring more competitive airfares from the U.S. mainland and also on inter-island routes. The good news may be tempered, however, by rising hotel rates and limited availability in Hawaii’s most popular destinations.

1 year ago

Southwest Reveals Details of California-Hawaii Flights

Southwest Reveals Details of California-Hawaii Flights

Mary Schlangenstein, Bloomberg

The discount carrier will hit the ground running this month, adding new routes through the end of May. Is Hawaiian Airlines ready for the new competition?

1 year ago